The Bowery Mission on Overdrive Supporting Downtrodden During COVID-19 Crisis
For more than 140 years, the Bowery Mission has provided food, shelter, clothing, job opportunities, and medical aid to millions of area homeless. Arguably at no time since the Great Depression or the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 has the institution faced such a difficult challenge.
Through this shutdown, the Mission offers the following residential, shelter, and meal services to the community:
- Breakfast (8:00am) and lunch (1:00pm) meals at the Bowery campus — These meals are served outdoors, to-go. A hand-washing station is available to each guest.
- Showers and clothing — returning for a limited time. Offered on a modified basis at the Bowery campus.
- Overnight shelter at the Tribeca campus — occupancy for nearly 200 people each night who otherwise do not have a home. Each guest is able to rest overnight, shower, and eat dinner and breakfast. Onsite verbal and visual health screenings, sleeping arrangements, and isolation areas and social distancing to the extent allowed by our space.
- Residential programs for men and women — residential programs for nearly 125 men and women at four other locations.
- Support for children and families — Mont Lawn staff and volunteers continue to connect with children and families virtually to provide support in an uncertain time.
You can donate to the emergency aid fund here.