serving downtown NYC since 1898

Senior Centers with 5,000+ members citywide offer health, social and nutritional services to seniors over 62.

Behavioral Health program is the largest outpatient clinic focused on the Asian community in the east coast.

Early Childhood offers a variety of day care options for children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.

The Music School provides accessible and affordable music lessons in violin, viola, piano, voice, guitar and steelpan for children ages 5-12 and adults.

Immigrant and Community Services that provide legal assistance, health screenings, financial counseling, case management, language translation, application assistance and advocacy.

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253 South Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10002

Tel: (212) 349-3724

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Hamilton-Madison House is a non-profit settlement house established in 1898 to improve the quality of life for NYC. 

Located in Chinatown/Lower East Side Two Bridges neighborhoods, we foster the well-being of vulnerable populations including the elderly, children, the ill and handicapped, new immigrants and refugees and the unemployed.

Hamilton-Madison House delivers critical, timely and culturally appropriate services for all stages of life.

What We Do

Thank you to Council Member Margaret Chin and Earth Matter for the opportunity to make our Garden Heritage Beds. The seniors led by Linda Leung of Smith NORC worked very hard all summer planting eggplants, bitter melon, and gourds.  Each guests received a basil bouquet to take home.  

(July 31, 2019)  Ambassador Yamanouchi from the Consulate General of Japan in New York visited Hamilton-Madison House and its Japanese Mental Health Clinic and had discussions on the importance of mental health care. Ambassador Yamanouchi mentioned that the contributions of Hamilton-Madison House to the mental health and well-being of everyone in the community are truly valuable.

HMH Executive Director, Isabel Ching, was honored during the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council “Over the Rainbow” Spring Benefit event and awarded the “Lower East Side/Chinatown Community Leader”.  

Hamilton-Madison House’s AED of Behavioral Health Services, Joy Luangphaxay, speaking at UNH’s Women’s Leadership Conference.

Smith Senior Services NORC Testifies at a NYCHA Hearing

Hamilton-Madison House's Director of Smith Senior Services NORC testifies at a NYCHA hearing on the need for NYCHA to improve response to facility issues and allocate more resources to capital improvements.

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(Article was from The World Journal in Chinese, you can view on Google Chrome for English translation.)

Donation From The Howard Hughes Corporation

Hamilton-Madison House is very grateful to The Howard Hughes Corporation for their $25,000 donation presented during the South Street Seaport "Block Party". Also, Thank You to Council Member Margaret S. Chin for her recognition of our work and service to the community.

Caregiver Program at Hamilton-Madison House

After suffering a prolonged illness from pneumonia, Yuet Ching Quan, an 81-year-old New York City resident, found support in the Caregiver Services Program at Hamilton-Madison House, supported by the New York City Department for the Aging. 

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OCA-NY Community Service Award

Hamilton-Madison House is very honored to receive

the Community Service Award from the 

OCA-NY 42nd Annual Community Service & Leadership Awards Gala. 

We also congratulate our fellow honorees, the Honorable Randall T. Eng

and Donald Hong, President of UA3, Inc.


Too Much Stress?

How Long-term Stress Affects Mental Health

Dr. Yu-Kang Chen, Staff Psychologist of the Hamilton-Madison House, discussed mental health issues in the Asian community (stigma, cultural differences, insurance, referral resource etc.) in a TV show on Sinovision.

Hamilton-Madison House Early Childhood Programs

Hamilton-Madison House Early Childhood Programs offers quality care and education for children 3 months to 4 years old in home-based and center-based models.  For further information email

Aging & Alone

A powerful story following the day in the life of our Social Adult Day client Mrs. Chu, a Chinese American senior that lives alone in New York City.

Filmed by the NextDayBetter and AARP AAPI Community.



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