Welcome to Hartley House
Founded in 1897, Hartley House exists to serve school-age children, youth, and seniors in Hell’s Kitchen by enriching their lives, expanding their opportunities, and building a sense of community.
Hartley House is a nonprofit organization that has stood in Hell’s Kitchen as a hub of support, empowerment, and community development for 120 years. It has a rich history in the progressive and philanthropic movements that transformed New York City by improving the lives of low-income working people. That history informs our programs today, serving over 1,000 of our neighbors each year from elementary school to retirement and beyond: our After School and Summer Day Camp seek to level the playing field between our systemically disadvantaged neighbors and their more affluent neighbors mere blocks away. Our Adult Education partnerships provide job skills, High School equivalency exam prep, and critical support for recent immigrants. Finally, our Home Outreach Program for Elders (HOPE) takes a compassionate and individualized approach to support seniors to remain important, independent members of their surrounding community. Our organizational partnerships help us enrich our youth programs, and serve as bridges to critical services like legal representation and health care for seniors.