Accomplishments

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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 40,000 Bronx residents in the past year.

Our accomplishments for 2015 include the following:

FEED


  • BronxWorks served about 487,500 meals in 2015 and fed about 1,800 persons.
  • Our SNAP program helped about 2,200 households with about 6,600 children obtain $6.8 million worth of Food Stamps.
  • BronxWorks organized 65 activities to promote healthy eating.  They were attended by 782 persons.

SHELTER


  • Thanks to the BronxWorks Adult Homeless Services Department, the New York City Department of Homeless Services reported an 88% decline in the number of chronic street homeless persons on Bronx streets between 2005 and 2015.
  • BronxWorks’ largest eviction prevention programs helped over 4,400 households with about 11,000 persons avoid homelessness.  They facilitated $6.7 million in arrears payments.
  • Family shelters operated by BronxWorks placed 188 families with 753 persons into permanent housing in 2015.  They housed 274 families with 1,041 persons.

TEACH


  • Over 2,000 preschool or elementary school-aged children participated in a BronxWorks program in 2015, acquiring academic, emotional, and social skills essential for success throughout their lives.
  • Over 3,000 adolescents participated in a BronxWorks teen program, including over 550 who received help with school transitions and over 420 who were reconnected to education, skills training, and employment opportunities.
  • ESL classes served 307 adults, with 81% demonstrating educational gains.  Nearly 2,000 seniors participated in educational or recreational activities at BronxWorks, including about 300 who participated in technology-focused efforts.

SUPPORT


  • The Health Benefit Exchange Navigator Program helped 2,044 persons acquire health insurance, while the Community Health Advocates assisted another 600.
  • BronxWorks provided employment assistance to about 2,300 persons, legal assistance to 638 immigrants from 43 countries, comprehensive care management services to 853 persons who have chronic health conditions or were previously homeless, and kept 239 families with 617 children intact and out of the foster care system.
  • The BronxWorks walk-in offices and Single Stop program assisted 1,712 individuals from households with over 5,000 persons.  They provided 2,691 forms of assistance, including help with applications for public benefits and tax credits.  The imputed value of Single Stop benefits was $5,772,389.
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