Program areas at BronxWorks
Homeless prevention and relocation servicesstreet homelessness in the bronx has declined by 29% between 2020 and 2022 as a result of the efforts of the Bronxworks homeless prevention and relocation services programs. Bronxworks made 80,864 contacts with people experiencing street homelessness across the bronx. Bronxworks jerome avenue men's shelter, homeless outreach team, and safe haven programs placed 241 formerly street homeless individuals into permanent housing. Bronxworks-run family residences placed 148 families into permanent housing. Two Bronxworks' family residences were selected as the shelter providers for the new york city department of homeless services' moms (mental outreach for mothers) partnership pilot. Between both sites, 75 mothers were enrolled in and completed mom stress management course, and eight-week evidence-based group mental health intervention for female identifying caregivers living in shelter.the homebase program served over 3,600 households with about 7,200 individuals. 95% of the individuals have successfully remained in their homes or found another stable place to live. The emergency needs for the homeless program helped 169 households remain stable while the rapid re-housing program assisted 393 people.the hud scatter site program served 58 people while the homelessness prevention and relocation support services program helped 71 households. The legal program helped another 184 people maintain stable housing.bronxworks' emergency rental assistance program processed 1,213 cases.
Children and youth programsbronxworks' children and youth department programs serve young people from birth to the age of 24, as well as their parents or guardians and families. For children ages two to five, programs include the home instruction for parents of pre-school youngsters (hippy) program and two neighborhood-based early childhood learning centers (eclcs) for pre-school aged children.for young people in elementary and middle school, programs include the compass and sonyc after-school and summer camp programs that are based in school or neighborhood centers and the middle school transitions initiative (msti) for young people moving from middle school to high school. Older youth are served by the center for achieving future education (caf) college readiness program, the summer youth employment program (syep) for youth ages 14 to 24, and an educational support program for youth who attend selected bronx-based high schools.bronxworks provides a range of academic enrichment and other services to young people at the jill chaifetz transfer school (jcts). Our organization serves as the lead community-based organization for the community schools programs for jcts and the two middle schools that comprise the webster campus, is 313 and is 339. Cornerstone community centers based in or near public housing complexes served school-aged youth and their parents or guardians. In fy 2022, Bronxworks was the lead organization for four cornerstones. In fy 2022, hippy served 44 parents with 51 children. The two eclcs enrolled a combined total of 95 pre-school children. Compass programs enrolled 407 children, while sonyc services engaged 223. Msti served 509 youth and 113 caregivers, while caf served 826 youth.there were 1,300 young people enrolled in syep in fy 2022. While educational support programs based at two high schools and the Bronxworks carolyn mclaughlin community center served 88 youth. There were 225 jcts students who received services, while 1,100 young people participated in cornerstone activities. Our community schools programs, which focused on attendance improvement, engaged 750 young people and many of their caregivers.
Homeless sheltersthe Bronxworks jerome avenue men's shelter, homeless outreach team, and safe haven programs provided temporary shelter to 2,706 people. Bronxworks-administered family residences provided temporary housing and on-site social services for 554 families with about 1,400 persons.
Other programsbronxworks' community programsbronxworks' community programs efforts included to health insurance enrollment and navigation services, protective and crime victim services for adults, emergency food assistance, benefits and entitlements assistance, and immigration or family support services. These programs reached residents from throughout the bronx.the health insurance enrollment and navigation services engaged 5,129 people. They enrolled 5,096 people without insurance into a health plan.the adult protective services (aps) program engaged 329 people. Crime victim assistance was offered to 165 people. Bronxworks food pantries on average served households with a total of about 4,600 persons a month. The pantries provided about 29,000 bags of food that had a total weight of about 439,000 pounds. The estimated value of the food bags was about $1,170,500. The food bags enabled households to prepare about 364,300 meals.the Bronxworks walk-in offices and access to benefits program offered benefits and entitlements assistance to 1,578 people, providing 1,498 consultations that led to the acquisition of public benefits worth $1,299,621. Bronxworks enrolled 278 households for snap (food stamp) benefits with an annual value of $76,262, while selected sites served 16,939 meals to bronx residents, including seniors, children, young adults, and people with chronic health conditions. Bronxworks' immigration services helped 321 new americans from 73 countries retain legal residency status or become citizens. Our organization provided immigration assistance to 1,371 people who sought help applications for citizenship, maintenance of legal residency status, esol, and civic classes. There were 229 immigrant-led households that received help from the excluded workers program, which assisted immigrant families impacted by the covid pandemic who were not eligible for unemployment or other safety net benefits.the Bronxworks family enrichment program served 112 families with 312 children through in-person visits to assess child safety and risk factors. Health programsthe Bronxworks youth food justice corps program engaged 28 young people to build participant awareness and knowledge of healthy food access and healthy eating in the south bronx.snap education and obesity prevention initiative conducted 411 nutrition education workshops with adults, older adults, and youth (6-14 years old), engaging 4,344 participants. Case management health education program provided case management and health education services to hiv-positive individuals with an unsuppressed viral load and are not connected to services or stopped accessing services. Staff had 2,038 encounters with enrollees, leading to the provision of 2,119 types of service. Targeted prevention and supportive services and communities of color programs provided 141 hepatitis c and 171 hiv tests in the communities of the bronx. The comprehensive adolescent pregnancy prevention (capp) program provided sexual risk education to 171 participants.care coordination program enrolled 328 people including 100 via outreach. A total of 550 patient care visits were made, while 340 in-patient admissions were facilitated. Community health advocate and health literacy programs engaged over 306 people.services for the elderlybronxworks enrolled 2,645 people in four older adult centers and social club for older adults. Social services were provided for 190 seniors at the naturally occurring retirement communities at river park towers and woodstock terrace. Specialized social services were provided to 1,073 seniors, including housing assistance or home improvement, geriatric mental health, homelessness prevention, and elder abuse.supportive housingsupportive housing services were provided to 87 households, which included 230 formerly homeless individuals and families, at cooper gardens in bronx community district (cd) 6, 72 formerly homeless individuals at park haven in bronx cd 1, and 199 formerly long-term homeless people with serious and persistent mental illness at the brook in bronx cd 1.bronxworks is the social services provider for the brook and cooper gardens, where supportive housing services are provided for 432 previously homeless individuals.workforce developmenttargeted workforce development services were provided to 2,969 people who lived in public housing. Section 8 support recipients, totaling 434, received workforce development assistance including employment readiness, skills training, financial literacy, money management counseling, and placement help. Workforce assistance was provided to 304 youth including many who were previously disconnected from education, skills training, or employment opportunities.free income tax preparation and financial literacy services were provided to 6,674 people, enabling them to secure $9,819,496 in refunds including $2,691,062 via the child tax credit (ctc) and $2,441,922 via the earned income tax credit (eitc).