Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
The Settlement maintains both a transitional and a supportive housing residence on East Third Street.
The Third Street Women’s Shelter is a six-story structure with a basement level constructed of masonry and steel. Built c. 1960 with approximately 25,000 square feet, it was originally owned and operated as the New York City Pre-Natal Homeless Women’s Shelter. In 1997, the Department of Homeless Services contracted with the Henry Street Settlement to allow the Settlement to assume all program and operating responsibilities. Housing for homeless single adult women is provided in congregate style with 79 individual living cubicles and beds. Additional space is available for community meals, vocational and educational services, program participation, private consultation, and administrative offices.
The Settlement’s permanent supportive housing residence on East Third Street is a six-story structure with a basement level constructed of masonry and steel. Completed in 2007, the building’s approximately 25,000 square feet contains 52 studio apartments for single adults (42 occupied by individuals with homelessness and mental health challenges; nine are occupied by low income residents of Community Board 3). There is additional space for community activities, program participation, private consultation and administrative offices.