The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) works in the South Bronx to restore pride of place, empower residents, and make neighborhoods livable and healthy. They build energy efficient and affordable homes; provide early childhood education and family support; promote youth development; and catalyze business development among local merchants and individual entrepreneurs. WHEDco offers affordable housing to low-income individuals and families, including the formerly homeless, and provides an array of services to the community from two Bronx-locations: Morrisania and Crotona Park East.
Executive Director: Isabel Ching
51 Madison Street
New York, NY 10038
Ph. (212) 349-3724
Fx. (212) 791-7540
Hamilton-Madison house was established when Hamilton House (est. 1902) and Madison House (est. 1898) merged in 1954.
Each week, Hamilton-Madison House provides services to 1,700 people of all ages and to more than 10,000 people annually.
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. These programs include: Day Care and Head Start; a Youth Development Program; HIV Teen Outreach Program; Refugee Assistance Program; Mental Health services; Chinatown Alcoholism Unit, and Senior Services. In May of 1995, Hamilton-Madison established a Supported Housing Program in Corona, Queens, to provide independent housing for 23 Asian patients recently released from mental health institutions.
Hamilton-Madison House's newest site, Knickerbocker Village Senior Center, opened its doors in June 1996 and now provides concrete social services and counseling on-site to seniors in this community. An extension of the Head Start program, also opened in June 1996, is located in Southbridge Towers. In addition, Hamilton-Madison's outreach work includes community-based advocacy, organizing and education on local and neighborhood issues.