HOPE FOR NEW YORK
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers
The East Side · Uptown

The Bowery Mission Women's Centers, located on the Upper East Side and Central Harlem, offer women in crisis a safe environment, caring community, and connection to Christ. 

This long-term residential recovery program helps women make progress toward life transformation through community life, counseling, addiction recovery, family restoration, like skills classes, and vocational training.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Volunteers are vital to the ongoing programming at the Women's Centers. Volunteers cook and serve meals, mentor in the Career Center, lead recreational group outings, teach sewing, knitting, and art classes, and lead special events.
Our funding covers costs for nutritious meals, career center materials and supplies, activities and outings including museum visits and cultural events, and supplies for sewing and knitting classes.
Our volunteers infuse additional love, warmth, and joy in the lives of the women at the Bowery. They also creatively work with staff to find new ways to build relationships with the women during their time of life transformation.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

All opportunities are for female volunteers only and volunteer applications are required prior to serving. 

Meal Service
6-8 volunteers prepare, cook, and serve a delicious dinner for the residents. All supplies are provided on site. 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month  from 2:30 to 6:30PM and the 4th Saturday of the month from 3:30 to 7:30PM. 

Art Class
1-3 volunteers lead an art class for the residents on Wednesdays from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. 

Activity Nights
Each month, volunteers treat the women to a safe and fun night out to activities such as going out for dinner, movies, or museum. Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30PM. 

Sew, Knit, & Crochet
Volunteers teach the women to sew, knit and crochet, and this is a great opportunity to sit down and get to know the women while teaching them a new skill. Volunteers should have a basic knowledge of sewing or knitting. Every other Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30PM. 

Weekend Walks
Volunteers spend a few hours with one or two women who are in the orientation phase and stroll around the neighborhood (grabbing some coffee, sitting in Central Park, walking by the River). Volunteers commitment is to serve once or twice-a-month on a Saturday or Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00PM. 

Career Center 
Volunteers are paired up with a resident to work with them one-on-one and help them prepare for their job search. Thursdays from 6:00  to 7:15PM or 7:15 to 8:30PM.

 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
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SERVING
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women at Activity Night

 
Fri 12152017
6:30 PM 8:30 PM
The East Side
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sat 12162017
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sun 12172017
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Teach Women to Knit and Sew--Request Information

 
Wed 12202017
7:00 PM 8:45 PM
The East Side
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sat 12232017
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Prepare Dinner for Women in Recovery - 4th Saturday

 
Sat 12232017
3:30 PM 7:30 PM
The East Side
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sun 12242017
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sat 12302017
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sun 12312017
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Teach Women to Knit and Sew--Request Information

 
Wed 132018
7:00 PM 8:45 PM
The East Side
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sat 162018
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women
The Bowery Mission Women's Centers

Build Relationships with Women on Weekend Walks

 
Sun 172018
2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Uptown
Women

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“Through my time with these women, it has given me great joy to witness the effect that God’s grace has in a life that has been given a second chance. I love seeing hope awaken month by month in women who have hit bottom and are now trusting God with their lives. I love hearing their stories of how God has taught them beautiful things about who He is, and how deeply He loves them.”
Ashley, Volunteer Team Leader
MENTIONS
Stories of Hope this Spring
April 20, 2015
Last month, we celebrated Easter Sunday at Redeemer Presbyterian Church with some incredible stories from some of the men and women who have experienced life change through our affiliate programs. We wanted to share some of them with you here. Celebrate these stories with us!
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Meet Awesome Volunteer Joanne Hsieh
June 03, 2015
Meet awesome volunteer Joanne Hsieh, who spearheads our cooking nights at the Bowery Mission Women’s Center Harlem location.“Getting to know the residents and hearing their life stories has been such a testament to God's redemptive work,” Joanne says.
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Two Ways to Commit to Mercy and Justice This Year
March 15, 2017
If you’re ready to make mercy and justice a regular part of your life, here are two ways we invite you to go deeper in giving of your time, talents, and treasures.
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Prayers for Vulnerable Women
August 15, 2017
Among women in New York City, single mothers are the most economically insecure. Additionally, women disproportionately face domestic violence. Because we serve a God who is strong and never forsakes, we lift up in prayer women across our city who are in vulnerable situations.
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