Hamilton-Madison House (HMH) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in the Two Bridges/Chinatown area on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Hamilton-Madison House offers a variety of human service social programs. Each week, Hamilton-Madison House provides services to 1,700 people of all ages and to more than 10,000 people annually.
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Executive Director: Stephan Russo
593 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Goddard Riverside Community Center was established in 1959 as merger of Goddard Neighborhood Center (founded 1901) and Riverside Community House (founded 1889).
Over the years Goddard Riverside Community Center has developed into a highly regarded agency that provides a variety of programs and services to city resident of all ages, the majority of whom live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in West Harlem. Last year, over 15,000 New Yorkers took part in the wide range of activities.
Goddard Riverside Community Center programs include early childhood education; school-based and after-school programs; educational support, arts activities, recreation, and college counseling for teens; over 540 units of permanent housing with on-site supportive services; outreach and extensive aid to the mentally ill homeless; meals, activities, and assistance to the elderly and homebound; and free legal services and community organizing to preserve the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock and the rights of the poor who live in SRO's. In addition, the Family Council is a community-wide effort to involve neighborhood residents in addressing important local, as well as national, social and economic issues.