Resource Fair Gives Bronx Young Adults A Boost

Lantern young adults gather in front of a table to hear from a community organization about career and education opportunities

Lantern is one of the largest NYC service providers for young adults in supportive housing, and on Tuesday, nearly a third of all the youth we support turned out for our Resource Fair at Jasper Hall in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. Organized by our Employment & Education team, the Fair brought together local … Continue reading Resource Fair Gives Bronx Young Adults A Boost

Evidence-informed ‘Food 4 Life’ curriculum launched for young adults

Two participants in Lantern's Food 4 Life youth nutrition program attend a shopping trip

Lantern's new, evidence-informed "Food 4 Life" nutrition program launched last Wednesday evening, with a cooking class for young adults in Harlem. For last night's second class, the group took a trip to the local supermarket. Like most young adults exiting foster care into independent living, the young people we serve undergo an abrupt and challenging … Continue reading Evidence-informed ‘Food 4 Life’ curriculum launched for young adults

Lantern Young Adults honored at the Network’s Spring Celebration

Lantern resident Roderick, with his youth achievement award from the Supportive Housing Network of New York

In honor of young adults living in supportive housing, The Supportive Housing Network of New York hosted a Spring Youth Celebration, for providers and residents, at the Prince George Ballroom this May. Roderick, a resident of Lantern’s Schafer Hall, was one of three of Lantern’s young adult honorees selected to receive an award and give … Continue reading Lantern Young Adults honored at the Network’s Spring Celebration

Young Adults Mentoring Program launches with a trip to the Barclays Center

Shamel and D'Marco pose together at the Barclays Center during their first mentorship session

On Tuesday, Lantern client Shamel and mentor D'Marco met up for the first outing for our new Young Adults Mentoring Program. Shamel, who is 22, is majoring in Human Services at Bronx Community College and has been a mentor himself. Working for the Safe In My Brother's Arms program in Brooklyn, he mentored homeless teenage … Continue reading Young Adults Mentoring Program launches with a trip to the Barclays Center

April news: mental health successes and a new volunteering program

Health and Wellness Coordinator Stephanie and volunteer Gayle prepare a cooking demonstration for Lantern's Audubon Fresh Food Box program

Here's some highlights from our April newsletter. To make sure you always get the full story, sign up. Illness Management & Recovery delivers impressive results: For nearly 30 years, Deborah* avoided daylight because she was afraid of people seeing her. She shopped in the middle of the night at 24-hour supermarkets, and if she thought … Continue reading April news: mental health successes and a new volunteering program