BronxWorks is a community organization that helps New Yorkers improve their economic and social well-being. They feed, shelter, teach and provide support to the community. Food programs include benefits and other assistance (SNAP, Pantry, Health Insurance) and a nutrition program that helps people suffering from chronic illness, including HIV/AIDS, with food and nutrition (free lunch and dinner served daily, pantry, supplements, nutritional assessments and counseling and healthy eating workshops).
Community members served per month
45,000 per year
Volunteers per month
Number of staff/employees
1972 as Citizens Advice Bureau, “CAB” then renamed to BronxWorks in 2009.
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.
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.