Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) provides a variety of services to more than 6,000 people daily and an estimated 25,000 individuals each year to improve the quality of lief of both new immigrants and established New Yorkers.
Henry Street Settlement
Executive Director: David Garza
265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service and arts programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year from 17 program sites on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, Henry Street challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children.
Henry Street serves all ages through:
Abrons Arts Center/Performing and Visual Arts (cutting edge performances by critically acclaimed artists in a landmarked theater; training for children and adults in visual arts, theater, music and dance; summer arts camps; artist residencies and arts-in-education programs
Youth Services (day care centers, after-school and summer camps; adolescent services including youth employment, college prep, sports and recreation)
Transitional & Supportive Housing (shelter and supportive services in four shelters for homeless families, single women and survivors of domestic violence and their children)
Workforce Development Center (job training and placement, and customized staffing services for employers)
Primary & Behavioral Health (state-licensed mental health and primary care clinics; access to state health insurance, and legal and financial counseling, benefits screening; and supportive housing residences.
Senior Services (senior center, Senior Companion Program, Meals on Wheels, and a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community)
Innovations through the years include the establishment of one of the first playgrounds; funding the first public school nurse; and starting the Visiting Nurse Service. Henry Street also opened one of the nation’s first mental health clinics, the first transitional housing facilities for homeless families and the first Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) in public housing.