Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
Henry Street Settlement’s clients in every agency program, as well as the community at large, are invited to share in and learn about the Settlement’s advocacy efforts. After community engagement events such as Town Hall meetings, the findings are shared to make the public aware of the thoughts and concerns of our elected officials and our neighbors.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, PUBLIC POLICY, and ADVOCACY FINDINGS from FOCUS GROUPS and COMMUNITY TOWN HALL
Community engagement, listening and responding are defining characteristics of the settlement house model, and ones that have been embraced by Henry Street Settlement for 123 years. Building on that legacy, in 2015 our policy team conducted a series of focus groups with clients and staff — from our education and employment, health and wellness, transitional housing, and arts programs — to elicit emerging needs and concerns. Read more »