The Mission of Broadway Community, Inc.
is to provide emergency food, clothing and shelter to those in need,
as well as long-term support aimed at healing the body, mind and spirit.

Volunteers getting ready to serve lunch.

Broadway Community, Inc. (BCI) is a faith- and community-based social service organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of the people who walk through our doors.

BCI represents a community of people who have committed themselves to rebuilding their lives, restoring harmed relationships with their children, families, and friends, and healing their bodies, minds, and spirits to prepare to work again and live the lives they were intended to live. 

In 2011 BCI impacted the lives of hundreds of people with meals, showers, shelter, counseling, healing workshops, internships and training.

BCI serves people in need from all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to the best care possible to each and every person.

BCI’s small staff and large volunteer base of more than 350 people offer:

Emergency services including a soup kitchen, clothing pantry, food pantry, a seven-night-a-week men’s shelter, onsite medical services, and shower ministry

Social service emergency referral services

Long-term individual and group counseling to participants dedicated to rebuilding their lives after the debilitating results of long-term poverty and profound loss

Specialized life skills training through several educational workshops and activities to develop the life skills necessary to gain employment, build healthy relationships with members of their family and children, and better cope with constant stress

Work readiness training through both a Food Service Training program in conjunction with the soup kitchen and volunteer internships

Healing arts including art, theatre, and music to encourage people to access and experience healing through the arts

Community environment healing the body, mind and spirit through a spiritual approach to our work.


Notable Past Press:

On the Soup Line, Endive and Octopus
New York Times 12/20/06

Soup kitchen chef Michael Ennes serves up seven-course meals - with a $73 side of caviar
(NY Daily News 12/30/09)


New York City Coalition Against Hunger 7th Annual MLK Serve-a-thon at Broadway Community Inc.

Chef Michael Ennes, the chef at Broadway Community, Inc's soup kitchen, explains a little about the meal program.

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