13 Sep

2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 annual report is now available online, including a financial report and highlights from the year describing our impact in the community.

Click here to see the annual report!

Highlights from our 2017 Annual Report

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Our Advocacy & Food Pantry program significantly expanded its ability to stabilize families by introducing electronic benefits enrollment, in collaboration with the Food Bank for NYC.

A 2017 report, released in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine, shared findings about our innovative Community Health Worker (CHW) Environmental Health program, which assists low-income families in addressing conditions that exacerbate asthma.


Rich data from our Nursing program was presented at the 2017 New York State Pediatric Advocacy Coalition annual conference.

Our Preventive Services—a program in contract with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services—ranked #2 in excellence among similar agencies citywide.

The summer cohort of our youth program—part of the Parenting and Child Development program—received increased academic support, with 93% of children gaining at least one reading level.

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Mental health services complimented the work of all LSA programs with greater depth and reach in 2017, thanks to a grant from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Improving Health Equity and Maternal Infant Health Outcomes (MIH) project.

In 2017, the Sharing Place helped distribute hundreds of coats and winter accessories to families in need, including those newly arrived from Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

AND.. We ended fiscal year 2017 with a surplus! This earned us a 4-star rating with the nonprofit watchdog group, Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator - 4 Star Charity

2017 Infographic