Compassion | WORLD's East Region winner, the Bowery Women's Center, provides addicted women security, stability, and the love of Christ
by Jill Lacey
Posted 7/15/11, 05:13 am
NEW YORK CITY-The name "Bowery Mission" is most often associated with a men's program in lower Manhattan and its storied past. Founded in 1879, Bowery is the third-oldest rescue mission in the country. Eleanor Roosevelt sang in the chapel as a child, J.C. Penney found salvation there, Fanny Crosby penned hymns for the mission, and President William Howard Taft dropped by in 1909.