Word of Life International (WOL) is a multi-service community outreach center that serves as a last resort for food, clothing and social services for South Bronx residents. Our organization was launched in 2003 at a modest level supported by individual contributions of time, money, and food by members of Word of Life Christian Fellowship International.
THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE |
"We envision a community without the threat of hunger, able to support and sustain itself."
The South Bronx continues to be the poorest and most at-risk community in the City. In the zip code where WOL operates, over 42% of families and 45% of individuals live below the poverty level. A majority of WOL’s HIV/AIDS clients are undocumented immigrants. Three-quarters of the seniors served have complicated medical conditions. Access to opportunities such as jobs, stable housing and consistent medical care is very limited.
OUR PROGRAMS |
"It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty." Juvenal Satires