Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, today Greenwich House offers programs in the arts, education and social services that provide thousands of New Yorkers with personal enrichment and cultural experiences.

Greenwich House programs are a valuable resource to our neighbors and those who work in, visit or seek care in Greenwich Village and across the city. Children are welcome in Greenwich House After-School and Summer Arts Camp or Barrow Street Nursery School. Artists of all ages take classes at Greenwich House Music School and Greenwich House Pottery, or enjoy concerts and cultural events hosted by these schools. Seniors find community, social activities and case management at our four senior centers, and mental health services through the Senior Health and Consultation Center. Health services are provided through the Children’s Safety Project, Chemical Dependency Program and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program. No matter what program, each individual at Greenwich House ensures that everyone receives the care and service they need to live a more fulfilling life, and helps to contribute to this unique, caring community of friends and neighbors in New York.

New Yorkers from all segments of society, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion are welcomed.

You can find archives of our historical materials at The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. It’s a wonderful resource for those researching settlement houses, social reform in New York City, life in Lower Manhattan in the early 1900s, or even walking down memory lane for their own experiences at Greenwich House! You can find the database for our collection of photos here  and the database for our collection of documents and other materials here. Learn more about the library and how to visit the archives here.