Promoting Wellness and Building Safer Communities!
Happy Holidays from everyone at BOOM!Health! As we close another year, we’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the developments of this year and consider how our vision of promoting health, wellness and safety for all, is even more important now than ever before. While we’ve experienced many changes (and there are bound to be more to come) BOOM!Health is unwavering in its commitment to serving those most vulnerable populations in New York with dedication, energy, compassion and without judgement.
In 2016 alone, BOOM!Health served 14,457 individuals, distributed over 150,000 meals, prevented 23 overdoses, provided more than 2,000 showers, administered over 1,500 HIV and HCV tests, and prevented over 500 individuals from becoming homeless. Through our youth programs and initiatives we’ve engaged over 500 youth in health and sex education; counseling; job and college readiness sessions; internships and advocacy training. As we witness discrimination, cruelty, homelessness and human rights abuses/violations we provide the much needed safe, warm place and welcome all youth and adults to become a part of the BOOM!Health community.
We could not have done this great work without the help of generous supporters, community partners and our dedicated staff and Board of Directors. But, there’s still more work to be done, more people to reach. Please consider giving a holiday donation to support the mission of BOOM!Health. Your investment in our innovative and transformational nonprofit in the Bronx will directly impact the lives of those most in need.
Help us continue to go Beyond Our Original Missions!
We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season!
Jose M. Davila
President & Chief Executive Officer