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Henry Street Settlement


Henry Street Settlement &
Community Health Worker Program

Grand Street Guild leadership is committed to expanding important social services to benefit residents. In 2016, the Board sponsored a pilot program with NYU Langone Medical Center to connect residents of 410 Grand Street to needed services. In response to the overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive feedback from residents, Grand Street Guild is expanding this important medical screening service in 2018 and making it available to all Guild residents.

Paid for by the Guild, and Managed by Henry Street Settlement and Catholic Charities, Community Health Worker (CHW) program Healthy Homes Connect promotes and supports healthy behaviors to improve residents’ individual well-being. The CHW program will engage residents through home-based outreach, and tele-health outreach, and guide participating individuals through the development of realistic goals and action plans to enhance their overall well-being and motivate healthy lifestyle changes, from disease management and improved nutrition to increased exercise and smoking cessation.

The CHW program will be an important conduit and connector for Grant Street Guild residents to the invaluable programs provided at Henry Street Settlement’s Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center, located at 269 Henry Street, including benefit screenings, financial and legal services, health enrollment and parenting support, as well as referrals to other Henry Street programs such as workforce development, outpatient mental health, youth services, senior services and the arts, plus other local CBOs. The CHW program aims to build individual and community capacity by increasing knowledge of health related matters and self-sufficiency through a range of activities via outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, special events and advocacy.

The CHW program is supervised by a MA-level social worker. To connect with a CHW, please visit the Healthy Homes Connect quarterly newsletter available here for more information about the program or call 212-471-2400 x. 1819 to enroll in the program.

Grand Street Guild fosters many productive partnerships with organizations who share our commitment to residents of New York City and the Lower East Side. Led by Samuel Ortiz, our community and social services director, these partnerships provide health and wellness services, opportunities for social engagement, and more.

Catholic Charities

Grand Street Guild, in collaboration with the Immigration Division of Catholic Charities, is now providing free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes to its residents. Surveys outlining this new offering were circulated to all 600 apartments and the feedback has been extremely helpful in planning for these classes.

Follow Us to Success

Grand Street Guild, in collaboration with the Follow Us to Success, is now providing free SHSAT & SAT classes to its residents. Follow Us to Success ( is a NY State and NYC certified M/WBE vendor. It is also a contracted vendor to the NYC DOE and NYC agencies. Follow Us provides customized education and training services, with a focused passion on helping under-served populations and educational justice.


Pentacle’s Community Program at Grand Street Guild brings cultural dance classes, early career development, and a public performance opportunity to youth in the community’s 5-14 age group. These offerings aim to reflect the residents’ diversity and respond to the interests and needs of the community. Previous classes have included tango, salsa, samba, hip-hop, and traditional Chinese dance.

Vision Urbana

Thanks to the generous support of NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin, Grand Street Guild is able to provide a broad range of activities for residents to enjoy in our renovated Community Room inside 131 Broome Street. With activities and instruction provided by noted Lower East Side nonprofit Vision Urbana, the community room space hosts engaging activities to get the muscles moving and the mind humming — from Zumba to chair yoga to jewelry-making and more.

Ignivox Productions

Starting in 2013, Ignivox has been on site providing community arts events and programming. Popular community events have included: the annual Solstice San Juan Bautista celebration–Latin dance party & BBQ; the annual Autumn Moon Festival with Chinese Theater Works’ puppet show, sword dancing, lion & dragon-led parade. Additionally, IgniVox initiated senior programming with its ongoing series ‘Expressive Arts for Seniors,’ which includes music, movement, meditation, as well as visual arts and crafts.


Fine Fare supermarket

Neighborhood Essentials

  1. Fine Fare Supermarket
    175 Clinton Street
  2. Essex Street Market
    120 Essex Street Food stalls
  3. US Post Office
    185 Clinton Street

The diversity of our neighborhood is reflected in the options for shopping, dining, education, worship, culture and recreation as well. Essential resources like supermarkets and pharmacies are within walking distance, along with established “mom and pop” shops, a vast selection of restaurants, and art and cultural venues. Annual street festivals and celebrations from every nation, ethnicity and religion enliven the neighborhood.

The New York Public Library Seward Park Branch

Schools & Libraries

  1. 71 Hester Street
    – P.S. 42 – Benjamin Altman School
  2. 100 Attorney Street
    – P.S. 142 The Amalia Castro School
    – Manhattan Charter School
  3. 100 Hester Street
    – PACE High School
    – Emma Lazarus High School
    – MS 131
  4. Seward Park Campus, 350 Grand Street
    – High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies
    – Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
    – New Design High School
    – Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law
    – Essex Street Academy
  5. 220 Henry Street
    – Orchard Collegiate Academy
    – Corlears Junior High School
  6. 142 Broome Street
    – Beth Jacob Parochial School
The Williamsburg Bridge


  1. Seward Park
  2. Luther Gulick Playground
    Delancey Street @ Columbia Street
  3. Sara D. Roosevelt Park
    (between Forsyth & Christie Streets, from Houston Street south to Canal Street)

Health & Hospitals

  1. Gouverneur Health Medical Center
    227 Madison Street
  2. Rite Aid
    408 Grand Street
  3. CVS Pharmacy
    500 Grand Street
  4. Levitt Pharmacy
    407 Grand Street
Saluggi's Restaurant

Shop & Dine Local

  1. The Pickle Guys
    357 Grand Street
  2. Doughnut Plant
    379 Grand Street
  3. Que Chevere
    115 Delancey Street (Market Line)
  4. Taco Mix
    158 Delancey Street
  5. Kossar’s
    367 Grand Street
  6. Champion Pizza
    123 Essex Street
  7. Cibao
    72 Clinton Street
  8. El Castillo de Jagua
    521 Grand Street A

For more dining destinations, visit the Lower East Side Partnership.

Henry Street Arts Center

Arts & Culture

  1. NYPL Seward Branch
    192 East Broadway
  2. Henry Street Settlement
    265 Henry Street
  3. Abrons Art Center
    446 Grand Street
  4. Tenement Museum
    103 Orchard Street
  5. Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue
    12 Eldridge Street
  6. Neighborhood Playhouse
    466 Grand Street

For more arts and culture destinations and opportunities, visit the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Lower East Side Partnership.