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Henry Street Settlement Recognized as LGBT Historic Site

Above: Portrait of Lillian Wald in a fur hat. c. 1905. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Lillian Wald and the community of women she worked with to establish Henry Street Settlement will forever be remembered in LGBT history. On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the New York State Historic Preservation Office voted to approve a new… Read More »

Sheehan Family Companies Gift Will Support Youth Services

The Youth Opportunity Hub—a beneficiary of the Sheehan Family Companies gift—helped Kymani Morrison, left, develop a more hopeful outlook toward the future, with guidance from his Mentoring and Nurturing (M.A.N.) mentor, Toddrick Brockington.   Henry Street Settlement has received a transformative gift—one of the largest in its history—a combined donation from Union Beer Distributors, a… Read More »

Brighten this Holiday Season for a Henry Streeter

Help Henry Street Settlement bring the joy and magic of the holiday season to thousands across the Lower East Side! For our 2021 Holiday Drive, our goal is to distribute 2,000 gifts to low-income families in our community. We’ve made it super easy with an Amazon gift registry that allows you to select gifts that… Read More »

New York City is Back With an Exciting Return to The Art Show

Above: Guest stands in front of  Gottfried Helwein’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (2021) at The Art Show 2021 Benefit Preview. Photo by Cesarin Mateo. The Art Show 2021 Benefit Preview, Henry Street Settlement’s largest annual fundraiser, opened on Wednesday, November 3, inaugurating new fall dates on the calendar and creating a joyous… Read More »

Learning a High-Tech Building Trade in a “System” of Support

[Image] The inaugural building automation class learned to program lighting systems for large, modern buildings. When Nathanseth Cruz, 19, walks around town with friends, he sometimes finds himself saying things like, “Wow, I see a split system! I would have thought it was a boiler or cooling tower.” Like most people, Cruz never thought about… Read More »

A Summer of Recovery: Henry Street Settlement 2021 Newsletter

Read our Fall 2021 Newsletter. Henry Street Settlement’s mission is to open doors of opportunity. But opportunity isn’t a one-time event. It’s a process, and often a multi-step one. At the Settlement, we work hard to stay close to the members of our community who are in the greatest need of a chance to succeed—seniors,… Read More »

School-Based Mental Health Eases Burden

In honor of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Henry Street is highlighting one of our many mental health programs available to the community.  Henry Street’s School-Based Mental Health team is just one of our programs that adapted overnight when the pandemic struck—moving online not only counseling but interventions such as play therapy and sand… Read More »

COVID-19 Updates at Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, beginning in early March 2020, has engaged every Henry Street program, every team member. Our 128-year-old blueprint for listening to our neighbors and taking action in times of need, and our dedicated and flexible team, have enabled us to pivot and create multiple new programs, while carrying… Read More »

Digging for a Purpose: Mobile Market Team Learns Food Justice Basics

When Dominique Santiago was a child, she liked to play with dirt, “but this is the first time I was doing it for a purpose” says the Henry Street LES Mobile Market team member of her spring 2021 experience with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. “The idea for collaborating with Henry Street came to… Read More »

Lillian Wald’s Guest Book: The Many Faces of Progressive Era Activism

Above: The method acting pioneer Constantin Stanislavski was just one of many fascinating visitors who signed Lillian Wald’s guest book.  Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald’s guest book was found in a dusty trunk at the Neighborhood Playhouse during the spring of 2019. The delicate binding of this unassuming floral guest book protects the notes… Read More »

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