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The mission of BronxWorks is to help individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. BronxWorks made a difference in the lives of over 45,000 Bronx residents in the past year.

Our accomplishments for 2017 include the following:


  • Food pantries provided 10,000 people with $150,000 worth of food, which was used to prepare over 25,000 meals.
  • BronxWorks served 450,000 meals to seniors, children, young adults, and people with chronic health conditions.
  • Over 1,900 people were engaged in healthy eating and nutrition education activities.
  • We helped 871 low-income households obtain SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits worth $2.4 million.


  • Adult Homeless Services made 30,637 contacts with street homeless people, placing 147 in permanent housing.
  • BronxWorks provided temporary shelter to 1,156 people.
  • BronxWorks is the social services provider for The Brook, where supportive housing services are provided for 120 previously homeless individuals.
  • The FEPS and HomeBase programs prevented 3,576 families with 13,245 people from being evicted, securing $7.5 million in arrears payments.
  • The Seniors Homelessness Prevention Project (SHPP) helped 156 older adults avoid eviction.


  • In 2017, BronxWorks programs for school-age children served a total of 7,622 children.
  • BronxWorks early learning programs served 128 preschoolers.
  • Our ESL program worked with 235 English-language learners, with 209 documenting educational gains.
  • Workforce Development programs provided jobs skills training to 475 people and financial literacy education to 419 people.
  • 1,367 seniors participated in educational/recreational activities at our senior centers and NORC.


  • The Family Enrichment Program helped 120 families with 350 children at risk of foster care intervention stay together.
  • We helped 885 people secure jobs and provided job readiness, skills training, job search, and financial literacy assistance to 1,577 adults.
  • The Health Home care coordination program served over 850 people.
  • Single Stop and the walk-in offices provided 3,989 forms of assistance to 2,132 households, securing them $12.2 million in benefits.
  • Free tax preparation helped 2,914 households receive $6.2 million in refunds.
  • Our Positive Living HIV/AIDS services unit provided case management services to 129 people and nutrition education assistance to 192 people.
  • The senior centers and NORC provided case assistance and information & referral to 927 seniors, mental health services to 2,300 seniors, housing assistance to 312 seniors, and minor home repair services to 214 seniors.
  • The Immigration Legal Team assisted 974 people from 60 countries.
  • The Health Benefit Exchange Navigator program screened 4,612 people and enrolled 4,294 people in health insurance plans.

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