by Leah Butz
60 E Tremont Ave

BronxWorks helps 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.

Phone Number
(646) 393-4000
Director, Manager or CEO
Eileen Torres
Community members served per month
45,000 per year
Volunteers per month
Number of staff/employees
Annual Budget
$68 million
Year Started
1972 as Citizens Advice Bureau, "CAB" then renamed to BronxWorks in 2009.
Major Funders
Interesting Fact
In 2015, BronxWorks helped over 40, 000 Bronx residents. They served approximately 487,500 meals, fed 1,800 people, assisted 2,200 households, including about 6,600 children, with their SNAP program that provide $6.8 million worth of Food Stamps and organized 65 activities to promote healthy eating that were attended by 82 people.
Areas Served
Core Programs
Benefits & Other Assistance: Walk-in offices; Single Stop; Food Stamp outreach; food pantry; health insurance assistance; Family Rewards.
Children & Youth Programs: Early Childhood Learning Centers for preschoolers; after-school and summer camp programs; teen programs; college guidance; a high school for students who have fallen behind academically; out-of-school youth programs; GED training and testing; swimming lessons.
Family Programs: Foster care prevention, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), and aquatics at the Community Center swimming pool.
Services for Seniors: Five senior centers, senior housing assistance, minor home repairs, elder abuse assistance, and a senior mental health program.
Immigration Services: Application assistance, legal advice, ESOL classes, civics classes, and counseling on resources for housing, financial, and health needs.
Eviction Prevention: BronxWorks has several homelessness prevention programs designed to help low-income renters in emergency situations.
Homeless Services: Homeless Outreach Team, Living Room homeless drop-in center, Safe Haven temporary shelter for adults, three homeless family shelters, and supportive housing.
Chronic Illness: Help for people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS: case management, housing placement assistance, nutrition, harm reduction, family supports, HIV prevention.
Workforce Development: Job skills training, job placement assistance, employment counseling, budgeting and financial literacy counseling, benefits assistance, ESOL and Adult Basic Education classes, internships for young people.
Major Issues
Chronic Disease (e.g., Diabetes), Food Assistance Programs (SNAP/WIC/EBT), Food Insecurity
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