23 Mar

Mobile bank comes to LSA

Mobile Banking

March 17, 2017 – LSA hosted a celebration of a “pop-up” credit union financial health initiative, in collaboration with The Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment, the New Economy Project and the LES People’s Federal Credit Union. The two main parts of the initiative are, first, the deployment of a mobile banking branch […]

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20 Mar

We have a new CEO!

Reada Edelstein

We are pleased to announce that Reada Bunin Edelstein has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of LSA Family Health Service. Reada was appointed CEO by the Board of Directors in February 2017 after serving for over two years as LSA’s Chief Development and Communications Officer. She served as Interim CEO from August 2016 through February […]

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07 Mar

Before PreK

Parenting and Child Development program

Photo by Micah Rubin LSA’s early childhood program empowers parents, nurtures healthy child development Wendy Miron, director of our Parenting and Child Development program, teacher Miriam Pena and home visitor Jennifer Ferreira met recently to share how the program prepares both children and parents for a successful experience in preschool.  The program includes home visits […]

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06 Mar

Solidarity March

March 4, 2017 — Around 30 staff members, families, and volunteers gathered on the Upper East Side to walk under the LSA banner in the East Harlem Solidarity March, hosted by NYC Council Speaker and East Harlem District 8 City Council representative Melissa Mark-Viverito. Marchers held posters with positive messages of solidarity with families in the […]

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02 Mar

Associated Press: LSA’s Mental Health Services for Immigrants

Mas alla del miedo

The Associated Press featured LSA in a story on efforts by community groups to expand mental health services to immigrants in the midst of uncertain immigration policies. Below  is an excerp, followed by the English translation, describing a workshop at LSA called “Más allá del miedo” (Beyond Fear) which included art therapy to help participants process […]

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13 Feb

Resources for Immigrant Families

Immigration Resources

Recursos para familias inmigrantes With changes to immigration policy and news of increased ICE activity in the New York area, LSA is responding to heightened anxiety and increased questions among the families we serve. Anyone with immigration questions or in need of free immigration legal help can contact our Immigration Outreach Organizer, Pura Cruz.   […]

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01 Feb

Stand with East Harlem

We stand with East Harlem. Photo by Micah Rubin

Our statement on immigration: LSA Family Health Service stands with immigrants, refugees and people of all faiths, and supports national and local policies that preserve and protect the rights of immigrant families.  LSA will continue to provide Health & Wellness programs and Family Support services without regard to immigration status.  We are committed to the families […]

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26 Jan

Community Service Stars

Community service student volunteers

January 18, 2017 – Three students from the Convent of the Sacred Heart school shared their personal stories of community service with our Parents Committee, illustrating how a strong collaboration with a school can lead to robust student-led service opportunities that benefit the student volunteers as much as they do LSA children and families.  The […]

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03 Jan

Donations make the holidays brighter for LSA families

Each year, LSA relies on generous donations of toys, gifts, and winter clothing to make the holiday a time of cheer for our families.  We thank our many friends who made donations of holiday gifts, including: Kerith Aranow AT Kearney Inc. Bethany Memorial Reformed Church. The Brookdale Foundation Group The Buckley School Nancy Casabianco Catholic […]

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