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.
Update About Our Home
Hartley House has resided in the same brownstones on West 46th Street and served the Hell’s Kitchen community for 120 years, and is now working hard to ensure it can fulfill its mission of improving neighbors’ lives into the next century.
Unfortunately, the current buildings are no longer serving or strengthening the mission of the organization: the infrastructure challenges—presented by functionally obsolescent buildings—have become increasingly difficult and time-consuming to manage, while the maintenance costs have become too large a percentage of our budget.
The Board of Directors have made the very difficult decision to sell the property on West 46th Street which allows the organization to achieve the following goals: 1) continue to invest in the community and existing programming; 2) reduce expenses, re-directing those funds into expanding the mission; 3) relocate to a sustainable facility; and 4) thrive as a fiscally healthy organization.
In the meantime, core Hartley House programming continues without interruption:
- After School Program in Manhattan High School
- Bingo in Fountain House
- Senior Case Management continues in client homes
- Immigration and adult education partners continue at various sites throughout the neighborhood
Staff have moved into temporary offices at 1441 Broadway and can still be reached through our main telephone number: 212.246.9885. The coming months will be dedicated to finding a new home that will better support our mission, here in Hell’s Kitchen.
Alice S. Truax
About Hartley House
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.