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POTS’ Summer Breakfast forum

168 Hours a Week: An inside look into what it takes to be a New Yorker in poverty



Now in its fifth year, Part of the Solution’s (POTS) bi-annual Breakfast Forums have become an important vehicle for discussing issues that most impact our clients. Using findings from client interviews, this season’s forum uncovered the results of the difficult choices people have been forced to make when living in conditions of extreme poverty. What options did they explore to obtain housing or shelter? How did they weave together the resources necessary for survival? Where did they find a sense of community and support? What do they need to create a more stable future? POTS’ experts, non-profit leaders and foundations will gather for this forum to present the discoveries and delve into the intricacies of these circumstances and the possibilities moving forward.



Panelists
Helen Strom
Urban Justice Center, Safety Net Project
Benefits Unit Supervisor



Josef Aguilar
Part of the Solution
Case Management & Single Stop Manager



Leah James
Northwest Bronx Community Clergy Coalition
Lead Organizer






POTS’ Summer Breakfast Forum is generously sponsored by TD Bank.


Click here to video the presentation slides.

About POTS For 36 years, POTS has provided vital food and services to those most in need in the Bronx. Helping more than 30,000 people annually, our services and facilities include the Community Dining Room, Food Pantry, clothing room, shower facilities, mail services, barbershop, Case Management, Workforce Development, and the Legal Clinic. POTS’ Family Club provides comprehensive case management, education, and social and nutritional support to a select group of families. POTS also hosts a medical and dental clinic and Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellows. POTS believes that every person should have access to the essentials of life and the support necessary to achieve stability, and ultimately self-sufficiency. We believe POTS’ “one-stop shop” model of providing a coordinated and comprehensive package of services is the best means of addressing the myriad needs that accompany poverty.