About

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 60,000 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 has a staff of 450 full-time and 400 seasonal employees, an active Board of Directors, partnerships with several organizations and a burgeoning alumni network. Click below to learn more.

Henry Street serves all ages through its Abrons Arts Center/Visual and Performing Arts, Employment, Education, Sports & Recreation, Senior Services, Health & Wellness, and Transitional & Supportive Housing divisions. Click above to learn more about our programs.

Watch the video below to learn about Henry Street’s 120-year history in just four minutes! (If the video player isn’t loading, click here to view.)

Watch the video below to learn about Henry Street’s impact on the lives of three of our clients (If the video player isn’t loading, click here to view.)

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