Bronx Jewish Community Council, is a non-sectarian, community based, social service organization that is available to all low-income individuals in the Bronx. Serving 12,000 individuals each year, BJCC specializes in addressing senior needs, particularly those aging in place. Services range from emergency cash assistance, connections to benefits and entitlements, care management, mental health outreach and other life-sustaining support services. BJCC’s offices house one of largest food pantries in the Bronx, with 2,400 individuals frequenting the pantry each month.
The mission of Bronx Jewish Community Council is to provide enhanced quality of life to the residents of the Bronx by offering services, support, and connections to resources that help people continue living comfortably and safely in their homes and communities.
The Bronx Jewish Community Council (BJCC) was founded in 1972 as an outgrowth of the anti-poverty movement. The agency was developed to assist an underserved population, the Jewish poor of the Bronx, a group composed largely of isolated older adults. As a result, BJCC developed strength in addressing the needs of the older adult population in general and in providing concrete social services that help individuals and the community obtain and retain the resources they need to live happier, healthier lives.
Today BJCC serves thousands of low-income Bronx residents of every creed, race, and religion annually. Services range from case management, crisis intervention, anti-eviction services, benefits and entitlements counseling, and emergency food assistance to referrals, advocacy, health promotion, outreach, and community cultural events. BJCC is known for our leadership in assessing and responding to client needs and emerging trends, adapting programs accordingly, targeting resources where they are needed most, and developing creative programmatic strategies to fill service gaps. With offices throughout the borough, our availability to serve is far-reaching. We are where people need us to be.
The “heart” of BJCC is providing for the elderly and disabled in their homes so they can stay in the community; everything from cash to food to housing assistance and case assistance, case management advocacy. This is done largely through facilitating work with other agencies, government or NGO’s which actually provides services.
BJCC is a non-sectarian organization that assists all individuals and families in the Bronx. Driven by the Jewish value of “Tikkun Olam,” or repairing the world, our programs offer basic life-sustaining support to all individuals regardless of their religion or background.
New York State Office for the Aging
New York City Department for the Aging
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
UJA Federation of New York