Affected by Hurricane Sandy? Henry Street's Neighborhood Resource Center can help determine whether you're eligible for benefits and assist you in applying for programs to recover losses from the hurricane. To learn about other resources, visit the New York State Senate's website and DisasterAssistance.gov. Disaster assistance and housing assistance can also be accessed by calling 1.800.621.3362.
Henry Street's Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), under the auspices of the Community Consultation Center (CCC), provides clients with a free comprehensive needs assessment to determine eligibility for benefits and programs. It also services as an entry point for other Henry Street programs. Referrals to other programs are based on a comprehensive assessment that is conducted. A multilingual/multiethnic staff offers services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Italian and English. All NRC services are free of charge.
The center services residents of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Battery Park City and other parts of Manhattan south of 14th Street.
Clients can call for an appointment or walk in for services.
As a Single Stop site, the NRC offers screenings for entitlement benefits, financial, health, legal, employment and family needs. NRC also provides on-site Food Stamp enrollment. The staff service coordinators advocate on a client's behalf when necessary and help them to negotiate bureaucracies.
The NRC, in conjunction with Legal Services for New York City (LSNY), provides free legal assistance for low-income individuals and families. Appointments are necessary.
Though our Financial Clinic, the NRC also offers free on-site budget and credit counseling services. Appointments are necessary.
Our Health Care Access (HCA) staff screens individuals for eligibility for New York State affordable health insurance plans: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. If eligibility is determined, applications are completed on site at HCA offices.