Resources for Immigrants

Mar 23, 2017 | see full post

We've put together a list of resources for individuals and families that have questions or concerns about immigration rights and need additional assistance. continue

A Message from Our CEO: The Extreme Perils Facing the Most Vulnerable

Mar 21, 2017 | see full post

After the inauguration, I promised to keep you updated on how changes in federal policy will impact our participants. Last week, a bombshell dropped when Congress released its draft of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Also, the administration released its draft budget. Taken together, these two developments in their present forms would have devastating consequences for our clients. continue

US in the News: Expanding on Behavioral Health Services to LES Children and Families

Mar 1, 2017 | see full post

Our latest grant from the Manhattan DA's Office's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative ("CJII") will support evidence-based counseling for parents, helping them build stronger relationships with their children; it will also support our work with children of all ages in mental health counseling and wellness. continue

US Awarded Grant by Manhattan DA

Feb 27, 2017 | see full post

University Settlement is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 4 year, $1.3 million grant to provide behavioral health services to Lower East Side children and teens, and their families. This grant is funded through the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative ("CJII")continue

Right to Counsel Passes in NYC

Feb 15, 2017 | see full post

For more than 30 years, University Settlement has paved the way in innovative programming to address housing insecurity and homelessness. In New York City, more than 70% of tenants do not have an attorney to represent them in Housing Court, while more than 99% of landlords do. continue

Court Navigators: Changing Lives & Making Headlines

Jan 27, 2017 | see full post

Our life-changing Court Navigators program - part of our eviction prevention program, Project Home - was just featured on Fox 5 NY. More than 70 percent of low-income tenants in NYC go without lawyers in Housing Court, while nearly 99% of landlords have attorneys to represent them.  continue

Groundbreaking Childhood Mental Health Program in the News

Jan 19, 2017 | see full post

University Settlement's groundbreaking partnership with NYU Langone's Center for Early Childhood Health and Development was recently featured in DNAinfo. The partnership, called ParentCorps, is integrated into early childhood centers - including many of ours - to provide parents with strategies to solve behavioral problems at home while simultaneously educating teachers to reinforce those strategies in the classroom.  continue

Innovative Program with NYU to Bunk Seniors & Students

Dec 19, 2016 | see full post

University Settlement and New York University are partnering together to launch a brand new program to address both the affordable housing crisis for college students and the rising population of lower-income older adults. continue

US Fights Eviction Injustice

Oct 11, 2016 | see full post

Imagine facing off alone against a team of lawyers trying to evict you from your home in one of the most complicated legal systems in the world. That describes the unfair housing court system that we are battling to correct. continue

NYC Council Awards $25,000 to EXCEL Program

Oct 11, 2016 | see full post

New Yorkers with special needs will have more chances to swim, dance, make friends, and build confidence at University Settlement's Houston Street Center, thanks to New York City Council. continue

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