Social Services 2019-01-03T10:08:32+00:00

Cathedral Community Cares Clothing Closet

Cathedral St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY 10025 Lauren Phillips, Program Director (212) 316-7581 lphillips@stjohndivine.org The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine’s Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) initiative aims to “combat and alleviate poverty through preventative poverty services, education and and advocacy-specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger.” The program aims to address the needs of the underserved as well as tackle policy solutions in the long run to create a greater community and be a better aid to its clients.The Center’s Clothing Closet distributes emergency clothing and professional clothing for those seeking to enter the workforce. The Clothing Closet hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am- 1pm. […]

Cathedral Community Cares Food Stamp Program

Cathedral St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY 10025 Lauren Phillips, Program Director (212) 316-7581 lphillips@stjohndivine.org   The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine’s Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) initiative aims to “combat and alleviate poverty through preventative poverty services, education and and advocacy-specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger.” The program aims to address the needs of the underserved as well as tackle policy solutions in the long run to create a greater community and be a better aid to its clients.The Center’s Food Stamp Program offers per-screening for those interested in receiving Food Stamps, and recertifies those already involved. […]

Cathedral Community Cares Sunday Soup Kitchen

Cathedral St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY 10025 Lauren Phillips, Program Director (212) 316-7581 lphillips@stjohndivine.org   The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine’s Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) initiative aims to “combat and alleviate poverty through preventative poverty services, education and and advocacy-specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger.” The program aims to address the needs of the underserved as well as tackle policy solutions in the long run to create a greater community and be a better aid to its clients. The Cathedral Community Care services include the Sunday Soup Kitchen, which serves breakfast weekly at 10 am, a hot sit-down lunch at 12:30 pm, and a take-away brown bag meal for 600-700 people per month. […]

Department of Homeless Services

Dept. of Homeless Services 33 Beaver Street, 17th Floor New York, NY 10004 Barbara Brancaccio, Deputy Commissioner (212) 361-7900 Bbrancaccio@dhs.nyc.gov http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/home/home.shtml The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is dedicated to preventing homelessness and to providing short-term, emergency shelter for families and individuals who have no other housing options. The DHS works towards decreasing the number of individuals living on city streets, towards ensuring temporary, emergency shelter availability, and towards maintaining shelter safety and sanitation while helping New Yorkers make the transition from shelter into permanent housing. […]

ECDO Employment Services

Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO) 443 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 Janice Berthoud, Executive Director (212)678-0037 jberthoud@ecdo.org http://www.ecdo.org/ The Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO) is a not for profit organization that aims to create and produce plans and projects to improve housing, social, and economic conditions for low and moderate income residents of the West and Central Harlem neighborhoods. The organization hopes to aid West Harlem residents with a sense of community. “ECDO has broadened and diversified its scope of projects that includes tenant and community organizing, technical assistance to community residents and organizations, counseling, education, youth and adult employment programs and services.”   Employment and Placement Services- ECDO currently provides two employment service programs. […]

ECDO’s Child Care Center

Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO) 443 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 Janice Berthoud, Executive Director (212)678-0037 jberthoud@ecdo.org http://www.ecdo.org/ The Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO) is a not for profit organization that aims to create and produce plans and projects to improve housing, social, and economic conditions for low and moderate income residents of the West and Central Harlem neighborhoods. The organization hopes to aid West Harlem residents with a sense of community. “ECDO has broadened and diversified its scope of projects that includes tenant and community organizing, technical assistance to community residents and organizations, counseling, education, youth and adult employment programs and services.”   ECDO’s Head Start Center offers a full day, year-round Head Start child care center. […]

Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center

1727 Amsterdam Avenue New York, New York 10031 (corner of 145th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) William Witherspoon, Executive Director ( 212) 694-9200 wswjr@ummhcinc.org http://bowencsc.org/ The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center delivers a broad range of services which address mental health and substance abuse issues with a major focus on residents of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood, working with children/adolescents and their families as well as adults and senior citizens. The Center’s services include emergency services, substance abuse services, geriatric services, children services and residential services. […]

Food Services

Soup Kitchens Central Harlem Alchohol Crisis Center Mondays - Fridays 8:00 AM -8:45AM; 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM; 6:00 PM- 6:30 PM 419 W. 126th St New York, NY 10027 212-865-6133 Harlem Community Nutritional Services Mondays- Fridays 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM 132 W. 125th St. New York, NY, 10027 212-666-7538 Food Bank NYC Mondays- Fridays 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM 252 W. 116th St New York, NY 10026 212-662-1283 Metropolitan Baptist Church Mondays- Saturdays 12:00 PM until completion 151 W. 128th St. New York, NY 10027 212-663-8990 Billy Roberts House of Hope Soul Saving Station Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM 302 W. 124th St. New York, NY 10027 212-663-3532 Saint Pauls House Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM 335 W. 51st St New York, NY 10027 212-265-5433 Broadway United Church of Christ Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 PM until completion 2504 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 212-316-5700 Emmaus House Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 160 W. 120th St. New York, NY 10027 212-749-9404 Relief Bus Mobile Resource Center Wednesdays 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM W. 145th (between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave) New York, NY 10031 800-736-2773 Broadway Community, Inc. Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM 601 W. 114th St. New York, NY 10025 212-864-6100 EXT 120 Momentum Project- St Joseph of the Holy Family Fridays 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM 405 W. 125th St, New York, NY 10027 718-295-5605 Saint Michaels Church Satudays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM [...]

Fortune Society Aid to Formerly Incarcerated

Fortune Society 29-76 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 Joanne Page, President/CEO (212) 691-7554 jpage@fortunesociety.org http://fortunesociety.org/ A nonprofit social service and advocacy organization, the Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of communities. […]

Goddard Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults

Goddard Riverside Community Center 131 Edgecombe Avenue @ 141st Street New York, NY 10030 Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas Director of Harlem Services (212) 926-7688 gmthomas@goddard.org http://www.goddard.org/index.php Goddard Riverside Community Center is one of New York City’s leading human service organizations. They work to meet people’s basic needs – food, shelter, education – and to bring them together for mutual aid, social action, and to celebrate the richness of our society. Goddard provides services for children, youth, and young adults through after school and daycare programs. […]

Goddard Services Homeless Individuals

Goddard Riverside Community Center 131 Edgecombe Avenue @ 141st Street New York, NY 10030 Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas Director of Harlem Services (212) 926-7688 gmthomas@goddard.org http://www.goddard.org/index.php Goddard Riverside Community Center is one of New York City’s leading human service organizations. They work to meet people’s basic needs – food, shelter, education – and to bring them together for mutual aid, social action, and to celebrate the richness of our society. As the lead agency of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium, Goddard Riverside manages the citywide initiative in Manhattan to provide swift housing for adults who have been homeless for the longest periods. […]

Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement Services

Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement 2854 Frederick Douglass Blvd New York, NY 10039 Lucille McEwen, President/CEO (212) 281-4887 lmcewen@hcci.org http://www.hcci.org/index.shtml Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) is committed to the holistic revitalization of Harlem. They provide economic development and empowerment opportunities to help Harlem residents rebuild and sustain their community. Founded in 1986, HCCI is a coalition of more than 90 inter-faith congregations that has implemented a comprehensive portfolio of programs to provide affordable housing and safe streets; offer opportunities for individuals and groups to become and remain economically independent; increase understanding of and access to health care; and provide substantive educational programs for adults and young people. Through alliances with other community organizations, elected officials and local residents, HCCI has also helped reduce crime in the community; increase public sanitation; and preserve and transform open space. […]

Heritage Health and Housing

Heritage Health and Housing Services 416 West 127th Street New York, NY 10027 Colleen Bonnicklewis, CEO/Executive Director (212) 866-2600 cbonnicklewis@heritagenyc.org http://heritagenyc.org/index.php Heritage Health and Housing provides for health, housing and a wide range of social and support services within a community of healing in each of its operating venues. Heritage Health and Housing delivers highly effective and quality services in a learning environment of excellence and caring while instilling dignity and self-respect in its clientele. Heritage marshals the efforts of its board, staff and consumers and uses available resources to expand its services – in accordance with its core values and expertise – to fill gaps in needed programs, to enhance community, social and economic empowerment and to train clients for adaptability. […]

Manhattan Legal Services

Manhattan Legal Services 1 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor New York, New York 10027 (212) 348-7449 http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php Manhattan Legal Services aims to seek equal justice for low-income residents of Manhattan through the provision of free legal representation, systemic advocacy and community education. Manhattan Legal Services includes a talented and dedicated staff of 22 attorneys, seven paralegals, and one social worker – all of whom have substantial legal services experience and many of whom are bilingual in Spanish/English, French/English, Mandarin/English and Cantonese/English. Each year we represent and advise thousands of low income residents of Manhattan who need help with civil legal problems in the areas of housing, government benefits, Supplemental Security Income/Social Security, unemployment, family, employment, immigration, consumer and education law. […]

One Stop Senior Services

One Stop Senior Services 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1846 New York, NY 10115 (212) 864-7900 http://www.onestopseniorservices.org/home0.aspx One Stop Senior Services helps seniors live safely and independently in their own homes by providing legal, housing, elder abuse, and general assistance services. One Stop is a unique walk-in agency where compassionate professionals go the extra mile to help older adults solve their problems–all in one place. Since its founding in 1981, One Stop has assisted 60,000 Upper West Side seniors with problems widely ranging from hunger and homecare to ensuring proper and timely bill payment. With support from the Department for The Aging, One Stop enables seniors to access welfare benefits and rightful entitlements. One Stop Services and Programs are designed to help elderly, impoverished people who often find themselves in untenable situations. One Stop provides free of charge services in English, Spanish, and French/Creole. […]

People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation Harlem

People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation Harlem 423 West 127th Street, Ground Floor New York, NY 10027 Elsia Vasquez, Founder/President (212) 491-2541 elsia.vasquez@palanteharlem.org http://www.palanteharlem.org/index.htm People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation Harlem (PA’LANTE Harlem) assists residents living in Rent Stabilized and Federally subsidized buildings one-on-one and in small groups. PA’LANTE provides technical assistance, training and legal services, and connects residents to the government and nonprofit resources (much of which are underutilized) that enable them to remain in their homes, hold negligent landlords accountable for critical safety violations and ensure that the buildings in their neighborhood are safe, habitable homes. PA’LANTE Harlem also recognizes the urgent need to help develop the academic and social skills of children in the Harlem community. […]

Printable Social Services Directory

Morningside Area Alliance has recently updated its Social Services Directory and MAAStreetSheets that may useful to your organization and clients. The listings that follow and the abridged "Sheets" include: MAAStreetSheets. Service providers were selected based on location. Manhattan neighborhoods covered are Morningside Heights and West Harlem. Select organizations from the Upper West Side and Central Harlem are also provided. The guides are not exhaustive but a thorough representation of services provided by organizations in those communities. We consulted with Inspire Outreach and West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty (WHANAP), reviewed other directories, and relied on the support of members of our organization’s Community Engagement committee to ensure that we developed a helpful directory. In January 2015 and February 2015, we then contacted listed organizations to make sure we provide correct locations, contact information, service listings, and times. Service providers may have eligibility requirements; and, those requirements are not included in the directory. If you have any suggestions or changes you would like to make to these documents, please contact us.

Riverside Church Food Pantry, Clothing, and Showers

The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 Debra Northern, Director of Social Services (212)870-6700 dnorthern@theriversidechurchny.org http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/ The Social Service Ministry of The Riverside Church endeavors to provide access to comprehensive social services for those in economic and social crisis. Riverside Church seeks to enable people in need within the community to more fully support and nurture themselves and their families so that they can move out of poverty. Riverside Church further supports action that lead to a healthy and caring society, free of the oppression of poverty in its various forms. […]

Ryan Health WIC program

Ryan Health WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Ryan Health WIC program is located at 801 Amsterdam Ave (@ 99th Street). (https://ryanhealth.org/services/wic) WIC is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program that provides eligible participants with benefits for healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, and connects individuals to other needed resources. The Ryan Health WIC program provides individualized and group services to approximately  3500 pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants, and children under five years of age each month at its two sites: Ryan-Women’s and Children’s Center on the Upper West Side and Ryan-Nena, located on the Lower East Side.  Our staff consists of registered dietitians, international board certified lactation counselors, certified lactation counselors, and support staff who are dedicated to helping participants achieve healthy outcomes.

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Shelters and Aid

Safe Horizon 2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10007 Carolyn Strudwick (212) 695-2220 cstrudwick@safehorizon.org http://www.safehorizon.org/ Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization that provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Their programs are located in court houses, police precincts, schools, shelters, and community offices in the five boroughs. Safe Horizon is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country. Safe Horizon provides 24-hour hotlines, support groups, legal help, counseling, and services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, rape and sexual assault, and homeless youth. […]

Senior Center and Home Delivered Meals at Goddard

Goddard Riverside Community Center 131 Edgecombe Avenue @ 141st Street New York, NY 10030 Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas Director of Harlem Services (212) 926-7688 gmthomas@goddard.org http://www.goddard.org/index.php Goddard Riverside Community Center is one of New York City’s leading human service organizations. They work to meet people’s basic needs – food, shelter, education – and to bring them together for mutual aid, social action, and to celebrate the richness of our society. Goddard Riverside’s programs for older adults offer a vital lifeline for the aging population in our community. […]

The Bridge Mental Health and Housing Solutions

The Bridge Mental Health and Housing Solutions 248 West 108th Street New York, NY 10025 Peter Beitchman, CEO (212) 663-3000 pbeitchman@thebridgeny.org http://thebridgeny.org/ The Bridge Mental Health and Housing Solutions offers a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative arts therapies. Bridge services are tailored to each individual  to support their recovery and independent living goals. Thousands of men and women have benefited from Bridge services, helping them lead more productive, independent and satisfying lives. Bridge offers more than 500 housing units in their buildings and apartments for people who were formerly homeless. These units include mental health housing, substance abuse housing and specialty housing (HIV/AIDS, ex-offenders, elderly with mental health and physical health diagnoses, and formerly homeless veterans).  

West Harlem Group Assistance

West Harlem Group Assistance 1652 Amsterdam Ave @ 141 St New York, NY 10031 Donald C. Notice, Executive Director (212) 281-5552 dnotice@whgainc.org http://www.whgainc.org/index.php The West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA) is a community based development corporation established in 1971 to revitalize the under- invested West and Central Harlem communities riddled with dilapidated and abandoned buildings. WHGA’s core efforts include affordable housing development and preservation as well as asset building initiatives such as homeownership and small business development. To date, WHGA has developed over $110 million in low to moderate income housing totaling 1,640 units, 900 of which are self-managed by the organization and 116 of which function as transitional housing units (the West Harlem Residence’s 45 units and Convent Avenue Family Living Centers’ 71 units). […]