Lantern is one of New York City’s largest providers of supportive housing for young adults who have aged out of foster care.

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A social worker and tenants meet in one of Lantern Community Services family play areas


Lantern’s work strengthens and stabilizes families, helps parents strengthen their parenting skills, and provides opportunities for families to grow and learn together.

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Lantern resident and formerly homeless veteran Vincent poses in his new home in East Harlem


Lantern participates in the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, to provide every US veteran with access to permanent supportive housing.

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Homeless Individuals

Lantern currently operates two emergency housing sites for single adults experiencing homelessness. These sites house nearly 200 men and women, providing them with on-site physical and mental health care as well as case management, employment services, daily meals, and housing transition support.

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