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Henry Street Participates in an Innovative Health Care Project

When NORC/Vladeck Cares opened in 1994, it was the first Naturally Occurring Retirement Community in public housing, created to allow seniors to safely and independently age at home by providing case management and nursing services. Now, NORC/Vladeck Cares is again at the forefront of innovation; it is the pilot site for an exciting partnership between… Read More »

Kohlrabi, Radishes and Scallions, Oh My!: The Youthmarket is Back

Never eaten a Kohlrabi? Don’t know what to do with scallions? Well don’t worry, as of today you will have a summer full of opportunities to become acquainted with odd branches of the Brassica family and long onion-like greens. The Lower East Side Youthmarket — a farm stand operated by Henry Street youth — is… Read More »

Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned

When Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Lower East Side, Henry Street employees were quick to address the needs of the community. Two Settlement staff members, Cindy Singh, Director of Meals on Wheels, and Betsy Smith, Director of NORC/Vladeck Cares, recently shared details of the agency’s outreach to seniors throughout the crisis during their presentation… Read More »

2013 Youth Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Some 68 college and college-bound students who have participated in Henry Street’s programs were awarded scholarships at the 11th Annual Youth Scholarship Awards Ceremony held on June 20, 2013, at 301 Henry Street. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,400, were made possible with generous support from the Abrons/Aranow Scholarship Fund. The students, family members… Read More »

Senior Companion Program Spring 2013 Recognition Ceremony

Borough President Scott Stringer was among the well-wishers at the Spring 2013 Senior Companion Recognition Ceremony held on June 7, where 112 Senior Companions and their supervisors were honored. Speakers included Henry Streeters David Garza, Executive Director; Diane Rubin, Chief Program Officer; Janet Fischer, Chief Administrator of Senior Services; and Debby Lowenstein, Senior Companion Program… Read More »

Henry Street Volunteers Recognized

More than 50 of Henry Street’s valued volunteers gathered in the Settlement’s historic dining room for the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception held on June 5. Attendees enjoyed wine and hors d’oeurves and the opportunity to hear remarks from David Garza, Executive Director; Takiya Weekes, Director of Youth Employment Services; and Matthew Phifer, Director of Education… Read More »

A Deli-cious Benefit at Katz’s

Katz’s Deli’s nostalgia-inducing classics — pastrami, corned beef and more — got a jolt on Friday night when four of New York’s top chefs kicked off Katz’s 125th anniversary weekend by putting their 21st century spin on the legendary deli’s signature dishes. The occasion was a once-in-a-lifetime Shabbat dinner held to benefit Henry Street Settlement,… Read More »

Deloitte Fundraiser Benefits Henry Street

More than 80 consultants from Deloitte, a Henry Street Settlement corporate volunteer partner since 2007, gathered at a trendy bar in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, to raise money for Henry Street’s vital programs. The event raised nearly $4,000, much of it from a silent auction featuring fabulous prizes. Attendees also had an opportunity to learn more… Read More »

Stan and Lynn Brooks: They Met on Henry Street

Just as we were posting this story, we learned the sad news that Lynn Brooks passed away suddenly on May 4, 2013, just one day after her 60th wedding anniversary. We are sharing the story as it was written, with the blessing of her family, to honor her memory and the anniversary party she cherished…. Read More »

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