Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year. Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, Henry Street challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children.

Henry Street serves all ages through its Abrons Arts Center/Visual and Performing Arts, Youth Services, Transitional & Supportive Housing, Job Training & Placement, Primary & Behavioral Health, and Senior Services divisions.

Watch the video below to learn about Henry Street's 120-year history in just four minutes!