17 Oct

Thank you! 2017 Spirit of East Harlem Gala

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 Spirit of East Harlem gala! The event raised close to $1,000,000 for our health, education and support services for families in crisis. Amazing! It’s not too late to participate in the gala! Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible contribution to keep our health, education and family […]

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17 Oct

Video: Spirit of East Harlem 2017

Each year, LSA provides over 2,000 families with health, education and family support services.  In 1958, our founders began providing nursing care to mothers in East Harlem.  Today, we still offer maternal health nursing, with additional programs that strengthen whole families, including new immigrants to our community.  In this video, two mothers share their LSA story.

06 Oct

Fall at LSA

Fall is a busy time for LSA programs! Here are some highlights of exciting things happening at each of our programs. Early childhood and youth programs start for fall! Early childhood socialization groups started meeting on September 18th. About 80 families will be participating in classes for parents and children 0-3 years old. Our intensive work […]

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03 Oct

Spirit of East Harlem Gala, October 16, 2017

2017 Spirit of East Harlem Gala

The Spirit of East Harlem Gala is is an occasion for supporters to celebrate the impact and contribute toward the success of LSA Family Health Service’s programs for children and families.  Founded by the Little Sisters of the Assumption, LSA has been an anchor of the East Harlem community since 1958, serving over 2,000 families annually through […]

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28 Sep

#PayItForward: Motivating Teens to Serve

PayItForward Student Panel

September 27, 2017 — “Every one of us is part of the community we’re in.  You’re either contributing or detracting from it.” This is what Marina Hunt, a graduate of the Spence School, took away from her high school volunteer experience.  Marina joined a panel of student volunteers at #PayItForward, a forum on youth community service hosted by […]

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25 Sep

New Report: Community Health Workers Combat Asthma

NYAM CHW Report

LSA and the New York Academy of Medicine Report on an Innovative Approach to Reducing Childhood Asthma Symptoms September 2017 — A new report from the Academy and Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service focuses on an innovative Community Health Worker (CHW) program which assists low-income families in addressing conditions that exacerbate childhood asthma. It describes […]

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07 Sep

Asthma Prevention: Partners for Better Breathing

Environmental Health

Our Environmental Health program is partnering with area hospitals to reduce asthma-related emergency room visits. Above: LSA’s community health workers measure air quality in apartments and help famlies understand how to control asthma triggers in their homes. OneCity Health* is banking on a new partnership with LSA to decrease the number of child emergency room visits […]

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15 Aug

Wishing Sr. Judy Farewell

Yesterday we held a going away party to wish Sr. Judy Garson, RSCJ, farewell as she leaves New York City to assume a post in Albany.  For over 25 years, Sr. Judy served as CEO of LSA Family Health Service, seeing the organization through a period of great growth and expansion.  Recently she worked on immigration […]

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