The Hamilton-Madison House and the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council want to thank everyone who came out to our Census and Community Day Event on Thursday, Oct 1st at the community basketball courts on Cherry Street! 

Our HMH Caregiver Program, funded by NYC Department for the Aging, was present and its members spread the word about the importance of filling out the Census and promoted our Caregiver services.  We provide support to older adults 65+ living in NYC and their caregivers who speak Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.  We are committed to the well-being of older adults and their families and provide culturally sensitive care and support through a multicultural and intergenerational community-care lens.  

Visit our website at or call (212) 788-1688.

On September 3rd Hamilton-Madison House, along with Alfred E. Smith Houses Resident Association, Fulton Stall Market and Vision Urbana, hosted a #2020Census Outreach Day for the residents of the Smith Houses. This grassroots event sought to inform the community of the services they could enroll in and to engage with them to complete the US Census. Several elected officials (Congresswomen Nydia Valazquez, Councilperson Margaret Chin, Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Bryan Kavanaugh) attended to lend their support and to also announce a $2 million capital grant to Hamilton-Madison House from the NYC City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Council Margaret Chin to improve the community center for the residents at Smith.

The Hamilton-Madison House Census Program along with Census Bureau Partners assisted 623 neighborhood residents complete the Census form during their three days at the Knickerbocker Village apartment complex.

The Hamilton-Madison House Census Program has been helping residents in the Chinatown and Lower East Side areas, including the Confucius Plaza apartment complex, to fill out their Census forms.

Follow the easy instruction to fill out Census online

Learn about why each question is asked on the 2020 Census and how those responses are used: English | 中文Espanol

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Hamilton-Madison House continue its efforts to deliver meals and groceries to seniors in our communities.

Check out more updates on Covid-19 Updates at HMH.

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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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.

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.

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