Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse



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Henry Street Settlement is a not-for-profit multi-faceted social service agency in New York City that provides social services, arts programs and health care services to New Yorkers of all ages. It was founded on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1893 by Progressive reformer Lillian Wald.
The Henry Street Settlement serves about 50,000 people each year. Clients include low-income individuals and families, survivors of domestic violence, youngsters ages 2 through 21, individuals with mental and physical health challenges, senior citizens, and arts and culture enthusiasts who attend performances, classes and exhibitions at Henry Street’s Abrons Arts Center.
The Henry Street Settlement administrative offices are still located in its original (c. 1832) federal row houses at 263, 265 and 267 Henry Street in Manhattan. Services are offered at 17 program sites throughout the Lower East Side, many of them located in buildings operated by the New York City Housing Authority.