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Sharing Our Stories

July 2 through August 27

Hard to believe, but in just a few short months Part of the Solution (POTS) will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary!

Anniversaries are a time to both celebrate and reflect. So every Friday afternoon this summer from July 2 through August 27, we will release a new video on social media that tells the POTS story from various perspectives – they are stories are about our loving community’s past, present, and future. As we release each new one, we will also post it on this page (see below).

We present this series in hopes not only that you will look forward to each new weekly 3- to 4-minute segment, but also that you’ll share the POTS story … with friends, colleagues … or anyone whose day might be brightened by it.

POTS Co-Founder Timothy Boon describes POTS’ beginnings as “an experiment in faith.” Forty years later, POTS serves more than 40,000 low-income New Yorkers of all faiths – and no faith. 

In 1982, a small group of people started a soup kitchen in the Bronx where guests were invited to be a part of a community. A community that values Hospitality, Respect, Empowerment, and Justice for all. Meet Part of the Solution Co-Founder Sr. Jane Iannucelli as she recalls the first day POTS opened. In 2022, POTS celebrates its 40th Anniversary! 

Check out this video of Meloady’s story – our newest installment in our Sharing our Stories series! Learn about how our pproach based on dignity and respect is empowering people on their journey from crisis to self-sufficiency.

It’s Friday, and our newest Sharing our Stories feature is ready for you. Learn about the volunteers who every day come to POTS to support their Bronx neighbors.

At the beginning of July, we reopened our dining room for indoor seating for the first time in 15 months! Check out our newest video detailing how it’s been going so far.

In this episode, POTS’ Case Management Supervisor Juan Nuñez welcomes you to POTS and gives you a guided tour that introduces each of its programs!

In this second segment of POTS’ Sharing Our Stories series, you’ll meet Henry C who eloquently discusses his experiences with homelessness and how he has persevered with the help of Part of the Solution.

Every Friday afternoon this summer from July 2nd through August 27th, we will release a new video on social media that tells the POTS story from different perspectives – they are stories about our loving community’s past, present, and future.

In this first segment, you’ll meet Charlene — a POTS client who, just as the pandemic was starting, found herself facing an additional challenge.