Union Settlement
Union Settlement provides social services for the vibrant community of East Harlem, a neighborhood that struggles to find basic resources that many in the city take for granted. Through various educational courses, counseling, business development, child- and healthcare services, meal delivery, and opportunities to participate in the arts, Union Settlement equips East Harlem residents with tools for self-sufficiency and instills lifelong confidence.


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Welcome To East Harlem!

For over 100 years, Union Settlement has provided a resource for NYC’s East Harlem neighborhood. One of the most vibrant and interconnected communities in this big city, El Barrio has been a melting pot for so many cultures and ethnicities, a neighborhood alive with neon-colored murals, salsa music, and a rich and deep heritage. But it’s a community that has also struggled for equal resources and educational opportunities, counseling and health care services. Union Settlement serves as the helping hand for many in our communities who are invisibilized: the sick, the poor, the immigrants, the elderly and disabled, who are often ignored when they should have the chance to thrive.

Uniting El Barrio

Take a Look, It’s In a Book

Union Settlement partnered up with nonprofit literary organization The Center For Fiction to collect book donations for East Harlem’s youngest readers. Fighting against educational deficits of the community, Union Settlement’s youth programs provide a safe space for young minds, encouraging their social development, and fostering a love of knowledge and arts appreciation. Books never go out of style, so pitch in to donate your used books or finance new ones!

Give the Gift of Books

You're Not Alone

So much in the fight to end homelessness is providing services for mental illness, as approximately 33% of dispossessed people endure mental health crises. The Coalition For Homelessness lists Union Settlement as a resource for mental health counseling, administering outpatient care by experienced, bilingual professionals for East Harlem residents. If you or someone you love is looking for local support services, reach out to the Association’s James Weldon Johnson Center.

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