Throughout 2009, more than 3.3 million New York City residents, experienced difficulty affording needed food for themselves and their families. (Food Bank for New York City)

Hartley House


Hartley House, founded in 1897, is a settlement house and a community center that provides essential human services and sponsors activities to improve the quality of life and strengthen a sense of community in Hell's Kitchen/Clinton.

Membership Standards / How to Become a Member

UNH is one of the few membership organizations in the NYC human services sector to have standards for new and continued membership. Teams of UNH Board members, member Executive Directors and UNH staff conduct regular assessments against these standards.

The standards were developed by the Executive Directors of member agencies in consultation with the UNH Board of Directors. The membership standards delineate the characteristics of organizations eligible for UNH membership and establish basic criteria for sound governance and management. UNH's new members must meet these criteria and reviews are conducted individually for all members every five years to assure that standards are being met and to identify areas where members may need UNH support.

In addition to assessing first-time and continued membership, the reviews help UNH develop strategies for capacity building activities that respond to members' needs.

Access UNH's Member Standards Instrument here.

For further information on UNH's membership review process, contact Ken Walters, Director of Member Services.

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