25 Apr

Verano Verde

Verano Verde

Save the Date for VERANO VERDE: A Celebration of East Harlem Hosted by the Junior Board of LSA Family Health Service June 22, 2017 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, Lincoln Center Film Society at plaza level on the north side of West 65th Street 165 West 65th St Enjoy cocktails, […]

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14 Apr

NBC4: Immigrant Hunger Pains

April 13, 2017 – Immigrant families from LSA programs spoke with NBC4’s Melissa Russo about their fear of receiving food stamps for their U.S. citizen children in light of a greater fear: deportation.  The NBC4 I Team story shows scenes in LSA’s food pantry and classrooms. Staff at LSA have been working closely with families concerned […]

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10 Apr

Something Fantastic!

Something Fun!

April 9, 2017 – Forty five children from LSA families enjoyed a fantastic evening on Broadway at our Something Fun! family fundraiser.  The event raised close to $20,000 for our programs. The event included lunch and games at Dave & Buster’s restaurant on 42nd Street.  After lunch, guests crossed the street to watch Something – […]

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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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