COVID-19 Response

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Union Settlement has implemented the following changes to our program to keep our community and employees safe:

Closed locations and programs:

-All Early Childhood Education centers are closed
-The Family Child Care Network is closed
-All Youth Services afterschool and in-school programs are closed
-Income tax preparation assistance has ended

Programs that are fully open or reduced/modified

-Meals on Wheels deliveries are continuing
-All senior centers are closed for congregate programming, but remain open for meal pick-ups by seniors
-In-person Adult Education classes have converted to distance learning
-Mental Health counseling is continuing through tele-health options
-Small Business assistance is being provided remotely

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125 Years

Empowering East Harlem Since 1895

In conjunction with our 125th anniversary, we have launched a new web page to explore our past, present and future. Click below to learn more.

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Update on Union Settlement's Spring Benefit

In light of the current circumstances, we unfortunately are canceling our Spring Benefit, which was scheduled to take place on April 21st at Gotham Hall. This year’s gala was going to be an especially celebratory evening for us as we mark our 125th Anniversary.

Even though our gala is canceled, the need for services in our community has only increased.  People living in poverty will experience additional economic and medical risks related to this pandemic and its repercussions, and we hope we can count on you to make a gift to support this most vulnerable population.

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Celebrating 125 Years in East Harlem

Kickoff Video

View the kickoff video to our 125th Anniversary year in 2020! A great glimpse at our past, present and future.

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See what we do

Meet our staff and participants

Get a glimpse of what life is like at the over one dozen Union Settlement locations, and meet some of the 10,000 residents we serve each year and the passionate staff members who provide their time, effort and skills to empowering East Harlem. Video created by Telling Story, Inc.

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We serve 10,000 residents of East Harlem through an array of connected programs that provide opportunities, tools and support for the whole family, at every stage of life.

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Your support is vital in helping us continue to empower the underserved families in East Harlem.

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Stay connected to Union Settlement by volunteering, attending an event, and more.

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Empowering East Harlem Since 1895

Through vital programs, we equip our East Harlem neighbors to better their lives and achieve their dreams.