Basic Supportive Services
Our basic supportive services are a life-line for residents of the Bronx living at or below the poverty line. Services range from basic care management, eviction prevention, client advocacy to information and referrals.
BJCC is a UJA Federation of New York designated Hurricane Sandy relief agency.
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BJCC’s food pantry is the largest in the East Bronx and distributes over 2,400 food packages each month. Each package includes enough food for three meals for three days for three people. This program feeds anyone who comes to our door hungry. The pantry receives its food from the Food Bank of New York, Met Council, UJA-Federation of Westchester – Families Feeding Families program, and food drives from various synagogues in Westchester.
Each month food is sorted into packages that typically include a box of pasta and sauce, can of vegetables, can of fruit, soup and other goods when available. However, this supplement is often dependent on what food is available at the Food Bank.
Food Voucher Program
In addition to providing supplemental food packages, BJCC offers emergency food vouchers to those who are just not able to make ends meet. Food vouchers allow individuals to purchase perishable food and other items at local grocery stores that are neither included in the food packages nor available with food stamps.
BJCC’s Outreach Program is a two-pronged approach that connects isolated older adults and homebound residents to services and resources available that improve health, safety and overall quality of life.
1) Building to Building Outreach:
BJCC Teams up with local police precincts, Department for the Aging, Visiting Nurse Service, EPIC Prescription Drug Coverage and others to provide workshops in community rooms, lobbies and laundry rooms of Bronx apartment buildings. Residents are able to connect with a BJCC social worker and learn about community resources, crime prevention, emergency preparedness and benefits and entitlements eligibility.
2) Geriatric Mental Health Initiative:
Depression and other mental illnesses are prevalent among older adults and especially for isolated and/or homebound seniors. BJCC has partnered with the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center to offer outreach seminars to educate the community on signs and symptoms of depression.
BJCC’s senior transportation program, funded through the Department for the Aging, provides services for seniors primarily in Community Board 11. This program brings seniors to doctor’s appointments, local senior centers, shopping and other neighborhood activities. BJCC’s transportation program provides 3,600 one-way trips each year and serves nearly 100 local residents each month.