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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 50,000 Bronx residents in the past year.

Our accomplishments for 2019 include the following:

FEED
 

  • Our food pantries distributed 4,338 bags of food worth $169,830 enabling low-income households to prepare 21,690 meals.
  • Our Community Centers, Fresh Food Box, pantries, and farm stands provided low-income households with over 675,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • We enrolled 346 households for SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits with an annual value of $426,747.
  • We served 439,121 meals to seniors, children, young adults, and people with chronic health conditions.
  • 1,550 people were engaged in healthy eating and nutrition education activities.

SHELTER
 

  • The Homeless Outreach Team made 43,928 contacts with street homeless persons, placing 150 in permanent housing, 329 in stabilization beds, and 168 at the Living Room.
  • We provided temporary shelter to 781 homeless adults.
  • BronxWorks is the social services provider for The Brook, where supportive housing services are provided for 120 previously homeless and 69 low-income individuals.
  • Our three homeless family shelters served 409 families with 1,323 people, helping 174 families with 562 people obtain permanent housing.
  • Our eviction prevention programs combined kept 4,610 families with 14,890 people safely in their homes, securing around $9.8 million in arrears payments.
  • Our CityFHEPS housing assistance program helped 881 households obtain $6.1 million in rent subsidies.

TEACH
 

  • Our Children & Youth Department programs engaged 174 preschool children and 6,468 school-aged youth.
  • Our Workforce Development Department programs provided work readiness, skills certification, or financial literacy services to 1,367 persons.
  • At our pool, 186 people learned to swim, becoming comfortable in deep water and gaining the skills through our instruction to swim a minimum of 20 yards. 
  • At our senior centers, 1,366 older adults participated in an educational or recreational activity, including 609 attending a computer class or accessing the Internet, and 88 attending ESOL classes.
  • ESOL/Civics classes helped 300 people from 50 countries acquire or improve their English language skills

SUPPORT
 

  • We enrolled 4,320 people without insurance into a health plan.
  • 615 people participated in our Care Coordination program, which helps individuals manage medications, make and keep appointments with doctors, and connect clients to social services.
  • Our immigration services helped 1,265 New Americans from 74 countries retain legal residency status or become citizens.
  • Our Family Enrichment Program engaged 119 families with 324 children at risk of foster care intervention.
  • Our Harm Reduction program engaged 53 persons with a history of substance abuse.
  • We provided free income tax preparation assistance to 5,038 households, enabling them to secure $8.9 million in refunds.
  • Workforce development efforts enabled 388 working age adults and 1,396 youth (ages 16 to 24) to secure jobs.
  • Our walk-in offices and Single Stop program assisted 2,177 people, providing 3,456consultations or forms of assistance.
  • Case managers at our senior centers and NORC provided 5,195 units of case assistance to 2,028 older adults.
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