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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers

Mission: BronxWorks (formerly known as the Citizens Advice Bureau) 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. BronxWorks is a Bronx-based settlement house. BronxWorks makes a difference in the lives of 37,500 Bronx residents annually. The broad range of services we offer addresses the needs of all age groups from infants to senior citizens, as well as selected special need populations. These include immigrants, homeless individuals and families, people with and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, and adults making the transition from welfare to work

Geographic areas served: Bronx, NY

Programs: Children and youth: a total of 190 previously disconnected youth were reconnected to education, skills training, and employment opportunities. A total of 510 youth received help with the transition from middle school to high school or high school to college, including 124 college seniors who were accepted to at least one college and received $1. 5 million in grants or scholarships for their first year of college. Some 500 children ages 5 to 12 participated in after-school, summer camp, or school violence prevention programs, while 250 participated in early learning programs for 3 to 5 year olds.

homeless, prevention, and relocation services: the family shelters operated by bronxworks provided temporary housing for 350 families with about 1,000 persons. Shelter staff found permanent housing for 209 families with 750 persons. Health services for shelter families were provided onsite, with a medical director and medical students offering enhanced services for families in need. Street homelessness in the bronx declined by 70 percent between 2005 and 2014 as a result of the efforts of the bronxworks homeless outreach team, living room/safe haven, and social services at the brook. Our staff made 22,427 contacts with 232 persons living on bronx streets in the reporting period. 120 previously homeless persons received supportive housing services at the brook and 65 were placed into permanent housing. Eviction prevention and housing counseling efforts helped 5,400 households with 17,000 persons remain in permanent housing, securing over $6. 4 million in arrears payments or housing subsidies for eligible families.

chronic disease services (including aids programs): case management, harm reduction, nutrition education, group counseling, and money management services were provided to 693 people with hiv/aids or other chronic diseases. A total of 764 hiv/aids education group workshops and 739 individual sessions were conducted. The sexual health promotion program for teens trained 15 adolescents to be health advocates who made public appearances throughout the bronx and who participated in legislative education activities in albany. Over 100 program participants and volunteers organized a world aids day celebration at the mclaughlin center, while over 200 persons attended the annual hiv/aids conference hosted by bronxworks at fordham university. Workforce development programs placed a total of 425 adults into jobs, while 725 young people were placed in jobs or internships. Participants in the jobs-plus employment program reduced their debt by $237,500, with 717 participating in a financial management workshop and 202 establishing bank accounts. The family self-sufficiency program helped improve economic opportunities for 227 families with 795 persons, while the strong fathers, strong families program reconnected 177 non-custodial parents with 386 children.

bronxworks community programs and services for the elderly: the community programs of bronxworks helped screen 7,500 persons for public benefits, 4,000 households obtain free income tax preparation assistance that resulted in $10 million in refunds, enrolled 2,742 households into the food stamp program, served 408,000 meals to individuals vulnerable to hunger, and provided 4,400 bags of food as well as 3,487 pounds of fresh, healthy, and locally grown produce to those who typically lack access to fresh food. The four bronxworks-run senior centers provided 120,000 meals to adults ages 60 and above, while the senior centers and the social services program at the naturally occurring retirement community (norc) of river park towers provided educational and recreational activities for 400 older adults. Roughly 520 seniors received housing application or housing court assistance, while 109 received minor repairs in their homes. Another 164 participated in theater trips facilitated by bronxworks.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

2016 REVIEW:
Directly involved in veterans-Voucher scam for housing in New York City!!!!
Despite being required to assist vets located affordable housing Bronxworks only hands the vouchers tells them" to find someone will to take the housing vouchers". while securing the metric data to insure they will receive more Government grants design to support the veterans community of New York to support vets.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bronx works use to go by the name CAB. Outstanding agency so helpful to the community by far!!!! Love this agency to the fullest...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have helped the Homeless population in New York City have a place to go to for warmth, food and all services. The number of tret homeless has declined considerably and have made a better place for all concerned.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BronxWorks does everything. It is a great organization in the settlement house tradition. You know that if a Bronx resident is in trouble, you can refer them to BronxWorks and they will be taken care of. They have an incredible range of services, but in eviction prevention they are just spectacular. They don't see landlords as the enemy but work with them to keep people in their homes. BronxWorks is a much needed resource and a lifeline for the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BronxWorks help people who are HIV+ with services to improve their lives and make each day just a little brighter. They have staff that are knowledgeable, caring and understanding.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been traveling the Bronx, specially the South Bronx, for over 28 years. I consider myself an eyewitness of the straggles that the poor people of this area go through in their daily survival. Things that we take for granted like food, shelter, health care, child care and education is not a common occurence in their lives, what is constant is hunger, homelessness, crime, illness, drug addition, etc. That's when BronxWorks comes to the rescue with the most dedicated and compassionate staff that one can imagine, providing nourishing food, clean and decent housing, carrying for the sick, opportunity for employment, job training, educating the immigrants, in all, taking care of the old and the young with LOVE. I know for sure that the BronxWorks, Inc, is a GOD sent organization to provide for the less fortunate among us. I urge you all in this HOLIDAY SEASON to count your blessings and to remember with your prayers and with your dollars the good folks of BronxWorks in their quest to serve with LOVE those in need. Sincerey, Manny Silva

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered on Thanksgiving Day last year at their homeless drop-in center. They had a great team. One of the supervisors who came in to help out brought her seven year-old daughter. They treated the homeless people in the facility like family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a property owner in the Bronx. Bronxwork (A/K/A CAB) has been helping the poor to find funding and preventing them from being evicted and homeless in NYC. I've been working together with Bronxworks for over 15 years. This is a great organization with their hearts and action in the right place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BronxWorks is a great organization. They've been helping the people of the Bronx for years. If you have a problem, they're the place to go for results. When it comes to food and shelter, no one does more for Bronxites than BronxWorks. They're imprint can be seen on homeless services Citywide!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bronxworks is a client focused organization. They provide excellent services to the community and at risk individuals. Their drop-in center does an excellent job at finding permanent housing for homeless clients.