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BOOM!Health is a non-profit organization that supports program participants on their journey towards wellness and self sufficiency in the Bronx, NY.

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ISSUES

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.

  • OVERDOSE

    Every 19 minutes, an American dies of a drug overdose.

  • ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

    Bronx residents are twice as likely to die of heart disease.

  • HOMELESSNESS

    47% of Bronx residents struggle with basic expenses.

  • HIV/AIDS

    More than one in three AIDS deaths in NYC are Bronx residents.

  • HEPATITIS C

    1 in 30 baby boomers have hepatitis C.

  • POVERTY

    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.

SOLUTIONS

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.

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Health Coordination

Care coordination, case management, health navigation and nutrition education, and counseling.

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Wellness Empowerment

Behavioral health, counseling, peer recovery support, and drug use treatment.

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Housing & Peer Development

Permanent housing placement in independent, supportive or congregate setting for people living with HIV/AIDS. Peer training program.

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Prevention

Prevention education, rapid HIV/hep c testing, condom distribution, street outreach, groups, and overdose prevention education and training.

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Syringe Access

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.

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Health Center

The HELP/PSI Health and Wellness Center at the Harm Reduction Center offers primary medical care and behavioral health services.

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Drop-in Center

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.

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Food & Nutrition

Congregate emergency food program, food pantry and nutritional counseling, and a SNAP food stamp referral program.

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Legal Services

Legal services for housing, public benefits, family law, domestic violence, and future care.

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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.

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Social Enterprise

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.

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Evers Pharmacy

Full onsite pharmacy services for program participants and the community. Free delivery and all insurance accepted.

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GET INVOLVED

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.

  •   Volunteer
    VOLUNTEER

    We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at one of our 3 locations in the Bronx, NY.

  •   Donate
    DONATE

    We gratefully accept donations, as well as gently used clothing, furniture and household good for our programs.

  •   Advocate
    ADVOCATE

    Join us in our advocacy fight to enact lasting change that improves the lives of those in need.