22 Nov

Holiday Turkeys Distributed Throughout November

Turkey Distribution

We’re distributing 500 holiday turkeys this November, thanks to the GenNx Foundation During the month of November, our food pantry is making an effort to distribute turkeys to every registered family that wants one for their holiday meal.  This distribution is possible through the GenNx Foundation, which is hosting a holiday turkey drive with the goal […]

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16 Nov

Holiday Volunteer and Giving Opportunities

During this season of giving, LSA Family Health Service looks to local retailers, schools, churches and individuals to support our programs through volunteerism and donations that help make the season brighter for East Harlem families in crisis. HOW CAN YOU HELP? There are many ways to support LSA Family Health Service and our neighbors in need: […]

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10 Nov

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights Workshop

Know Your Rights workshops inform and prepare immigrants and their damilies The neighborhood of East Harlem has traditionally been a home to immigrants, from its roots as the city’s first Little Italy, to its transformation to “El Barrio” and the recent influx of immigrants from China, Africa and the Middle East. Having an Immigration Outreach Coordinator […]

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10 Nov

Maternal Health Study

Maternal Health Nursing

Mount Sinai Medical Students Study LSA Maternal Health Data How are we doing? What’s changing? Where are we going? These are the kinds of questions medical students are trying to answer as they examine maternal health data from the Nursing program at LSA Family Health Service. The agency’s nurses treat prenatal and postpartum mothers and […]

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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


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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