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THE CHALLENGES

Poverty

50% of Bronx households include young children living below the poverty line.

Youth Unemployment

More than 1 out of 3 youth, aged 16-24, are out of work or out of school.

Education

Nearly 13 of all adults never finished high school.

Adult Unemployment

Including homeless and “not in workforce,” close to 50% of all adults are unemployed in some areas of the South Bronx.

Health

HIV/AIDS

1 in 4 AIDS deaths in NYC are in the Bronx. New infection rates are 3x the national average

Hepatitis C

The Bronx ranks #1 in NYC for new Hep C infections.

Asthma

20% of children in the South Bronx have asthma, 5x the national average.

Diabetes

Bronx Residents are 5x to 8x more likely to die from diabetes than people in high-income NYC neighborhoods.

EXPLORE OUR SOLUTIONS
AND HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

THEY NEED YOUR HELP

GIVE KIDS THE POWER TO HELP OTHER KIDS

Tens of thousands of children in the South Bronx are in foster care, or live with grandparents or parents with a chronic illness or other severe health problems. Many are homeless. For over two decades, Health People’s Kids-Helping-Kids Mentoring Program has provided a safe haven for such children, pairing teen mentors who have overcome adversity with younger children facing similar challenges. By giving to our program, you can empower young people to become leaders to help other children in need.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE
HELP US BUILD A HEALTHIER SOUTH BRONX

Donate

Sponsor a program, make a cash donation, or give a gift in kind. You have the power to change a life for the better.

Advocate

Help create positive change for those who need help the most. Join us in the fight for good health.

Volunteer

Help us meet pressing community needs by sharing your time and your talents. We welcome your help.

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