The Bowery Mission

Rebuilding Lives Since 1879

aka The Bowery Mission   |   New York, NY   |  www.bowery.org

Mission

The Bowery Mission is called to minister in the New York metro area to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

1939

President & CEO

Mr. James Winans

Main address

355 Lexington Avenue 19th Floor

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

13-1617086

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Compassionate Care

The Bowery Mission’s Compassionate Care program serves people experiencing homelessness and poverty by meeting immediate needs through emergency services in welcoming, trauma-informed environments. Meals, shelter, clothing, medical care and more are provided seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Last year, the Mission provided 255,000 meals, 54,000 nights of shelter, 20,000 articles of clothing and 29,900 emergency showers. Each meal and every service is an invitation to residential and community programs that help clients make progress toward a transformed life of faith, community, sobriety, sustainable income and independent living. Men and women who express interest in our programs work with our clinical staff to create an Individual Action Plan (IAP) with specific, measurable goals for wellness, recovery, employment, housing and more. The foundation of all programming, the IAP provides a new level of evidence-based, person-centered care.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

The Bowery Mission’s Residential & Community Programs help clients make progress. Clients access comprehensive services for physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing — all in the context of a safe, supportive community. We address the needs of the whole person, inviting them to begin a customized program of activities and services. Last year, The Bowery Mission’s residential programs served approximately 266 men and women who are reconnecting with family, pursuing educational goals, and preparing for work and independent living.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

The Bowery Mission’s Children’s Programs empower children living below the poverty line to thrive and succeed through opportunities for leadership, skill building and personal growth. Families in East Harlem and the South Bronx find support through programs that help their children grow into adults who are spiritually grounded, economically self-sufficient, have healthy relationships and positively contribute to their communities. Year-round opportunities for enrichment culminate in an unforgettable week-long experience at our 200-acre camp in the Poconos Region of Pennsylvania, where they encounter the love of their Creator. Last year, we served 114 children in our year-round programs and 174 children at Mont Lawn Family Camp.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The Bowery Mission’s Transitional Housing & Alumni Programs inspire graduates to sustain and grow. Through transitional housing and ongoing access to services, graduates are equipped to find success beyond the walls of our programs. Residential Program graduates are invited to stay in transitional housing to save on housing costs while working toward financial stability. We currently offer eight transitional housing beds for women.

Alumni continue to engage with The Bowery Mission community through reunion events and volunteer opportunities. They also have ongoing access to vocational services, and provide support and encouragement to others through sharing their own stories at chapel services, graduation ceremonies, events and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2015

Charity Navigator 2018

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2015

American Camping Association 2017

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) 2012

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential & Community Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This reflects the total unique clients who existed our Residential Programs with employment.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Bowery Mission has four strategies for serving New Yorkers in need: Compassionate Care, Residential Programs, Transitional Housing & Alumni Programs, and Children’s Programs. The organization’s overall strategy is to provide a seamless continuum of care that reimagines the fight against poverty and homelessness.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Bowery Mission

Board of directors
as of 02/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Scott Stephenson

Chairman, President & CEO Verisk Analytics

Summer Ellis

Certified Public Accountant, Retired

Gini Elmore

Jamie Knauss

Pediatrician

Pamela Leggett

Charles Veth

Founder & President CVM, Inc.

Vaughn Weimer

Financial Advisor

Addison Hardy

Certified Public Accountant, AASKI Technology

Allen J. Goetz

Senior Director, Corporate Accounting Clearway Energy

Laura Woodard

Consultant

Bryan Cho

Executive Vice President, Related Companies

Dwight Jacobsen

Volunteer

Alexandra Vassilaros

President, Vassilaros & Sons Coffee Company

John Goetz

Managing Principal & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pzena Investment Management

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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