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Phurbu Tshering: Finding a New Job Amid a Crisis

When Covid-19 struck, and unemployment numbers skyrocketed, Henry Street’s employment coordinators quickly pivoted to place clients into new jobs. Since then, they have helped 77 workers find new employment, despite the crushing economy. Among them is Phurbu Tshering. Tshering arrived in the United States in January 2019. A Tibetan from New Delhi, he was very… Read More »

New York State COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Update:  The deadline to apply for assistance under the COVID Rent Relief Program has been extended to August 6th, 2020 for online and paper applications.  More information Español /  中國  –  傳統  / Русский  / Kreyòl ayisyen / 한국어 /  বাংলা   New York State has introduced an emergency rental relief program that will provide one-time rental assistance to New Yorkers burdened by rent during the COVID-19… Read More »

COVID-19 Updates at Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street’s core services never close. Our response to the COVID-19 crisis, beginning in early March 2020, has engaged every Henry Street program, every team member, and every resource like no crisis has in a generation. Our 127-year-old blueprint for listening to our neighbors and taking action in times of need, and our dedicated and… Read More »

Justine Samuel: Food Delivery and Friendship Get Her Through a Hard Time

Above: Teams of volunteers fan out across the Lower East Side, delivering groceries to seniors and others who must stay home to stay healthy. Photo by Marc Goldberg.  When Justine Samuel, 59, first learned about the impending coronavirus pandemic, her mind started racing: How would she get groceries and make meals if she had to… Read More »

Expanded Horizons Zoom Ceremony Celebrates 41 Outstanding Graduates

The Class of 2020 celebrating their hard work at this year’s virtual Scholarship Ceremony & Decision Day. The 18th annual Expanded Horizons College Access and Success scholarship ceremony was like no other, nor is the class that took the virtual stage to accept scholarships and announce their college decisions on Zoom on Thursday, June 12,… Read More »

#BestNYPhoto Competition Raises More Than $60k for Henry Street

“The Masked Rider,” Bill Dinh, one of the finalists in @NewYorkNico’s #BestNYPhoto competition. New Yorkers submitted more than 5,000 photographs to the #BestNYPhoto competition launched May 17, 2020, by documentary filmmaker and Instagram influencer @NewYorkNico (aka Nicolas Heller). Heller invited the public, including his 396k IG followers, to post their best pictures of the unprecedented… Read More »

A Statement from Henry Street

Henry Street Settlement condemns the recent deplorable racist actions perpetrated throughout the nation, from George Floyd in Minnesota, to Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, to Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, to Christian Cooper in our own Central Park. We believe that Black people and all people of color must have the right to live safely, peacefully, and… Read More »

David Garza Appointed to Two COVID-19 Advisory Panels

Henry Street Settlement President & CEO David Garza has been named to two new mayoral Sector Advisory Councils, established on May 8, 2020, to inform city government on efforts to help New York City stabilize, recover, reopen, and rebuild in the wake of the current trauma. Garza was appointed to the Non-Profit and Social Services… Read More »

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