New Yorkers have so very much to be proud of and one of things which should make us all glad is The Henry Street Settlement in the Lower East side, see Henry Street.
Settlement Houses were originally part of a 19th Century social movement in the USA and the UK to help poor people better themselves.
Since its beginning in 1893, that’s exactly what Henry Street has done with a roll call of pioneering social improvement and social support programs that have meant this settlement house has received many awards.
Through Henry Street programs have been provided for under-priveleged children, the homeless, immigrants, battered women and HIV/AIDS sufferers among others.
At all times the emphasis has been on helping people help themselves and this has paid off big time with many more children being able to graduate from college and people in the LES area learning the skills that help make their lives better, happier and more productive.
Current programs are focussed on health and wellness, the youth and workforce development, transitional and supportive housing and visual and performing arts. Thank you to all the professional staff, volunteers and donors who have helped Henry Street become outstanding in the services it provides. LIKE how giving all new Yorkers are.