BronxWorks

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 60 East Tremont Avenue Bronx NY 10453 USA

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

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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I've referred people in crisis to BronxWorks and know from follow-up they get results.

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Don't know of any weaknesses. They seem to do a really good job at what they do.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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I've personally experienced the results, when I needed a job they took a chance with me.

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If I had to make changes to this organization I would expand it to the other boroughs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

lifting people from their low, leteraly from the gutter, to a human level, provideing decent housing and nourishing food. It comfort to my spirit. I'm a firm believer that GOD guided the former Citizens Advice Bureau and now is guiding BronxWorks with the blessings of a dedicated and compassionate staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not a thing, leave well enough alone.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I saw with my own eyes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping the homeless find homes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the field of homeless services. Their drop-in shelter helped a guy who was street-homeless for years in my neighborhood get an apartment and clean off of alcohol.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create more shelters.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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I have referred clients who received excellent services from a few of the programs at Bronxworks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to other parts of the city outside of the Bronx.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I have been partnering with BronxWorks, formally known as Citizens Advise Bureau for about 14 years. I was their landlord for 11 years, housing the Living Room in the building that I worked in. Initially I was concerned about sharing my space with a homeless organization, but that was quickly changed. I saw how everyone in their staff was truly concerned with the welfare of their clients and neighbors. They all helped in making our neighborhood a better place to live and work in.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As I said, I saw our neighborhood change for the better when they moved into Hunts Point.

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Can't think of anything. This is a organization that is truly caring of everyone they work with.

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