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The Bowery Mission

Rebuilding Lives Since 1879

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

Mission

The Bowery Mission exists to promote the flourishing of New Yorkers overcoming homelessness and marginalization by providing compassionate services and transformative community.

Ruling year info

1939

President & CEO

Mr. James Winans

Main address

90 Lafayette St FL 6

New York, NY 10013 USA

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EIN

13-1617086

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

IRS filing requirement

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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.

In Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022), the Mission provided 258,000 meals, 56,000 nights of shelter, 21,000 articles of clothing and 42,000 emergency showers. Each meal and act of service is an invitation to residential and community programs that help clients make progress toward their individual goals for overcoming homelessness. 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 toward independent living. 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. In Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022), The Bowery Mission’s residential programs served 233 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 our Mont Lawn City Camp programs, which 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 Mont Lawn Camp in the Poconos Region of Pennsylvania, where they encounter the love of their Creator. In Fiscal Year 2022, we served 177 children in our year-round programs and 381 children at Mont Lawn Summer Camp.

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

The Bowery Mission’s Transitional Housing & Alumni Programs inspire graduates to sustain and grow their progress. 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.

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

Affiliations & memberships

Citygate Network 2024

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

Increasing

Context Notes

Total unique individuals who gained sustainable employment while enrolled in our Residential Program.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Immigrants and migrants, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total unique individuals who registered for a volunteer slot in Fiscal Year 2023. Number reflects volunteers across all programs.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Unemployed people

Related Program

Residential & Community Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This reflects total unique clients served in our Residential and Transitional Housing Programs in a Fiscal Year.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total nutritious meals served across our sites. Sites include an emergency shelter, soup kitchen, camp, and residential programs for men and women.

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes nights of emergency shelter provided at our Tribeca Campus and nights of shelter provided to clients in our Residential Programs.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Children's Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of children served through after school programming (Mont Lawn City Camp) and summer camp (Mont Lawn Camp) in Fiscal Year 2023.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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 03/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Scott Stephenson

Former Chairman, President & CEO Verisk Analytics

Summer Ellis

Certified Public Accountant, Retired

Gini Elmore

Jamie Baker Knauss

Pediatrician

Pamela Leggett

Charles W. Veth

Founder & President CVM, Inc.

Addison Hardy

Senior Program Financial Analyst; MAG Aerospace

Laura Woodard

Consultant

Bryan Cho

Executive Vice President, Related Companies

Alexandra Vassilaros

President, Vassilaros & Sons Coffee Company

John P. Goetz

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

Leon D. Williams

Senior Pastor, Praise Tabernacle; Executive Director, Stand Ministries Outreach Center

Olga Statz

Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel; NYC Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data