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Social Services

Supportive Services for the Family

East Side House understands that progress isn’t made in a vacuum. We wrap ourselves around the whole family to make sure services and supports are in place so that the whole family can thrive.

We use a model that is unique in today’s human services world: We provide two layers of intensive support to ensure our participants reach their goals. Every participant is paired with a Primary Person, who is in regular contact with each participant to support and encourage goal achievement. They are further supported by a team of professional social workers, who step in to address any barriers that may interfere with participant progress.

We not only give our students confidence in their skills and accomplishments but we also inspire hope in them so they can realize their full potential. Participants are served only through referral by East Side House staff.

Over 1200 students and families from our programs receive individualized social services from professional social workers.

65% of those served by our Social Services Department participate in professional counseling.

35% of those served by our Social Services Department receive assistance with basic necessities, including clothing, food, rent assistance, and health services.

East Side House is a very major program in our ...

High School of Excellence and Innovation Student , New York City

My child reads better and is doing well as a ...

ReadNYC Parent , New York City

These people care about me and wanted to see me ...

Smith YABC Graduate , New York City

I see an improvement in my child’s reading and want ...

ReadNYC Parent , New York City

These classes helped us learn that the key to the ...

Early Childhood Program Parent , New York City

When I came to ESH it was like a huge ...

High School Equivalency Student , New York City

The East Side House staff became the family I thought ...

Bronx Haven High School Graduate , New York City

East Side House gave me much more than a diploma. ...

High School Equivalency Student , New York City


As a trusted community resource, East Side House offers a continuum of programs to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan, ranging from early childhood programs to programs for senior citizens. Below is an overview of East Side House’s program areas: