The mission of Jacob A. Riis Settlement House is to build and strengthen the underserved communities of Western Queens and act as a catalyst for change. Riis Settlement is a community-based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services to the youth, adults, seniors, and families of Queensbridge, Ravenswood and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Executive Director: Warren Scharf
331 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier nonprofit organizations, is a 117-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a multi-service community-based organization that serves people in need on the East Side of Manhattan and on Roosevelt Island. Founded in 1894 as a free kindergarten for the children of indigent immigrants and as one of the first settlement houses in the nation, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is the oldest and largest provider of social, legal and educational services on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Each year, we assist more than 20,000 individuals and families who "live, work, go to school or access services" from 59th Street to 143rd Street and on Roosevelt Island. We operate out of five East Side sites located between 54th Street and 102nd Street, with our headquarters located on East 70th Street.
We have dozens of different programs, more than 150 staff members and over 600 regular volunteers who work throughout our nine departments: Adult Education, Children & Family Services, Fitness & Aquatics Center, Food Services, Homeless & Housing Services, Legal Advocacy & Organizing, Older Adult Services, Transportation Services and Visual & Performing Arts.