Approximately one-third of Bronx residents are currently living below the poverty line and this year alone, POTS will help close to 40,000 people, including 12,000 children, with a multitude of needs.

POTS’ services address the varying issues and complexities that accompany poverty by helping clients find stability across areas such as financial wellbeing, health, education, housing and day-to-day needs. By providing comprehensive and personalized support to our clients, we are able to address their unique circumstances and help navigate a pathway forward.

In 2020, POTS maintained its commitment to addressing the emergent needs of the community and providing consistent services to clients in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Approximately one-third of Bronx residents are currently living below the poverty line and this year alone, POTS will help close to 36,000 people with a multitude of needs.

POTS’ services address the varying issues and complexities that accompany poverty by helping clients find stability across areas such as financial wellbeing, health, education, housing and day-to-day needs. By providing comprehensive and personalized support to our clients, we are able to address their unique circumstances and help navigate a pathway forward.

In 2021, POTS maintained its commitment to addressing the emergent needs of the community and providing consistent services to clients that continue to face the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Through POTS’ Dignity and Wellness Services, nearly 3,500 people accessed mail facilities (crucial to secure access to public benefits), as well as receiving shower and haircut services as part of our belief that everyone deserves access to resources to attend their personal care.
  • POTS’ Food Security Programs provided more than 2,872,000 total meals. This is more than what was distributed in 2020 and more than double than 2019.
  • POTS’ Legal Clinic prevented 215 evictions and continues to work to ensure the stability of nearly 2,500 clients who are facing rent arrears that in many cases has been accumulating since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The case managers at POTS’ Long-Term Stability Program helped more than 14,000 clients access over $11,600,000 in public benefits, such as SNAP benefits and public assistance.