BOOM!Health has been working to address a variety of social problems plaguing the New York City region and bringing care to those in need.
Every 19 minutes, an American dies of a drug overdose.
ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
Bronx residents are twice as likely to die of heart disease.
47% of Bronx residents struggle with basic expenses.
More than one in three AIDS deaths in NYC are Bronx residents.
1 in 30 baby boomers have hepatitis C.
26% of Bronx residents live below the poverty line.
HUNGER & OBESITY
Bronx residents face an 85% higher risk of being obese than people in Manhattan.
Our BOOM!Health service and advocacy model works to actively remove barriers to accessing primary medical care, as well as HIV and viral hepatitis prevention services, while supporting clients and program participants on their journey towards wellness and self sufficiency.
Care coordination, case management, health navigation and nutrition education, and counseling.
Behavioral health, counseling, peer recovery support, and drug use treatment.
Housing & Peer Development
Permanent housing placement in independent, supportive or congregate setting for people living with HIV/AIDS. Peer training program.
Prevention education, rapid HIV/hep c testing, condom distribution, street outreach, groups, and overdose prevention education and training.
Anonymously exchange used syringes for sterile syringes at our drop-in center, at 3 mobile van locations in the South Bronx, or via peer-delivered syringe exchange at your residence.
The HELP/PSI Health and Wellness Center at the Harm Reduction Center offers primary medical care and behavioral health services.
Services include such basic necessities such as meals, showers, clothing and laundry access in a safe space, as well as onsite social services, medical care, and behavioral health services.
Food & Nutrition
Congregate emergency food program, food pantry and nutritional counseling, and a SNAP food stamp referral program.
Legal services for housing, public benefits, family law, domestic violence, and future care.
Advocacy & Community Relations
Coordinate the Bronx HIV Advocacy Network, support passage of the HASA 30% rent cap and the Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana Act. Monitor Stop and Frisk and promote Safe Injection Facilities.
Plans are in the works for a BOOM!Cafe to train young baristas for the workforce and to support our mission through sales of T-Shirts.
Full onsite pharmacy services for program participants and the community. Free delivery and all insurance accepted.
We believe in using the best available science to prevent chronic illnesses while promoting health, wellness and safety in the Bronx and beyond. Help us fight these challenges by getting involved.
We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at one of our 3 locations in the Bronx, NY.
We gratefully accept donations, as well as gently used clothing, furniture and household good for our programs.
Join us in our advocacy fight to enact lasting change that improves the lives of those in need.
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