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Giving Back From the Start

Ritajean

Ritajean can tell you stories—stories about her life as an educator, stories about growing up in New York City and about making an impact where it counts. One of our favorites is when she describes her first introduction to The Bowery Mission. Read More

Finding His Way Home

Robert

Robert lost his parents as a teenager and with them any clear direction in life. Shortly after, he was introduced to drinking and drugs, and he started on a downward spiral that led him to lose everything. Read More

Working Against the Odds

Gregory

Gregory has always been working against the odds. As a sickly newborn, he "was expected to die." He survived...only to be sexually molested for years by one of his caregivers. Gregory's childhood was full of pain and secrets. Read More

Out of Work...Out of Options

Jerome

When Jerome unexpectedly lost his retail job last summer, he found himself scrambling. But thanks to The Bowery Mission, he says he's on his way to being independent again. Read More