Each year as the holiday season approaches, we look back to the wisdom of our founder, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch for inspiration. In her 1938 writings from Greenwich House Opens its Doors, Mrs. Simkhovitch explains that “the settlement is always primarily a group of people endeavoring to understand all the elements in the life of the neighborhood ... [so they can] get the slant of the neighbors from which the opportunity for change comes.”
These words inspire us to respond to the needs of the entire community, and we rely on those who can, to support those in need.
From our first financial supporter, Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan, to our many donors today, all who support Greenwich House recognize that our primary concern for social progress manifests through the delivery of our social services and cultural and educational programs.
Please join me by giving today to our holiday appeal and be among that group of people who make our community stronger.
Executive Director and CEO
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On a daily basis, Greenwich House makes a world of difference to the thousands of New Yorkers that enter through our doors day after day, year after year. By making a donation to Greenwich House you are investing in the future of a healthier and more creative New York, helping others as they strive toward self-improvement. A gift to the general fund allows us to direct your donation where it's needed most.
Every 26 seconds a child in
New York City becomes a victim of
abuse, neglect or maltreatment*
At the Children’s Safety Project we help
children and their non-offending family
members heal from domestic abuse and
various traumas. Through individualized
psychiatric counseling and support services
we aim to end the destructive cycle of
violence that can haunt families from
generation to generation.
At Greenwich House
Summer Arts Camp,
children from all over
New York City come
to learn and play.
this creative summer
to all children,
growth and fostering
C.) Provide After-School Scholarships and Supplies
City funding only covers 3% of the cost of After-School
When the school day ends, the fun and
learning is just beginning for students at the
After-School program. Through specialized
classes like architecture, science lab and
animation, kids learn new skills in a safe and
supportive place, giving them direction for
Kids exposed to the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement*
Greenwich House Music School
has long been an incubator
for up-and-coming artists
through classes, residencies
and ensembles. The school
features these artists through
affordable concerts and
inspires students with its public
school outreach program.
* Shirley Brice Heath “Living the Arts through Language and Learning”
Maintain the Schools Instruments
Sponsor Children in the Public School Outreach Program
Greenwich House Pottery is a leader in the
field of supporting underrepresented artists
and recognized for mounting critically
acclaimed exhibitions that advance ceramic
arts. Through scholarships, the Pottery
expands its reach to emerging artists who
could not otherwise afford classes.
400 hot meals are served each weekday at our four senior centers
At Greenwich House thousands of seniors find an engaging social environment where they come for hot healthy meals and supportive programming. Our four senior centers provide social, health and cultural programs from Middle Eastern dancing and yoga to Shakespeare and Greek Mythology, all keeping our community’s elderly vibrant and involved.
At the Senior Health and Consultation
Center individualized care from
psychiatrists and home health aides
provides the key to survival for
hundreds of seniors, many of whom
are home-bound and live on limited
means. This support allows them to
remain in their homes safely and avoid
hospitalization or institutional living.
Over 75% of Greenwich House clients
remain drug free after treatment
Greenwich House helps New Yorkers struggling to overcome addiction with medical and psychiatric care from trusted professionals who treat everyone with dignity. Clients participate regularly in individual, group and art therapy and vocational services. This program encourages communal support as clients reenter the workforce and reunite with
Greenwich House , Inc.
224 West 30th Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10001
Ph: (212) 991-0003
Fax: (646) 365-5730
About Greenwich House
Greenwich House is a registered 501 c(3) organization and a member of the United Neighborhood Houses of New York. If you are interested in learning more about the network of settlement houses and the work they do, click here.
Greenwich House is proud to be a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.
Greenwich House is proud to be a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.
Greenwich House is a proud member of FPWA.
Greenwich House is a proud member of Coalition for the Homeless.