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Henry Street Settlement

265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
(212)766-9200




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Class of Housing: Temporary Transitional Housing, homeless female adults, homeless female survivors of domestic violence

General Information:

In 1893, Lillian Wald founded the Henry Street Settlement to help build better lives for the inhabitants of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Today, a community mental health clinic, a battered women's shelter, transitional residences for homeless families and single women, three day care centers, a senior center, programs and services for older adults, a multi-disciplinary arts center, arts-in-education programming, home care initiatives, and a broad spectrum of educational, employment, recreational, camping, community service, after-school, counseling, and leadership development programs for youth are all a part of the Henry Street Settlement. While focused on the Lower East Side, Settlement programs reach all of New York City's five boroughs
including New York City public schools, housing developments, and transitional shelters. Through a commitment to its community, its willingness to change and adapt and by consistently offering diverse, creative, innovative, and effective programs to a multi-ethnic and multicultural population, the Henry Street Settlement realizes its core mission to challenge the effects of urban poverty by providing individuals and families with essential social and cultural services.

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Henry Street Settlement with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Henry Street Settlement offers temporary emergency housing for homeless families (Urban Family Center and Helen's House), homeless female adults (Third Street Women's Residence), and homeless female survivors of domestic violence and their children (Domestic Violence Survivors Shelter). The Settlement also operates a permanent housing residence (Third Street Supportive Housing) for New Yorkers facing the challenges of homelessness and mental illness.


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Helpful Definitions For Henry Street Settlement:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.





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