LITTLE SISTERS FAMILY HEALTH SERVICE
WHAT IS THE LITTLE SISTERS FAMILY
The Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health
Service has offered community-based health services to impoverished East
Harlem families since 1958. The target population is child-bearing families
with children at risk for developmental delays, abuse, and/or neglect.
Programs focus especially on early-intervention and education, with an
array of services made available to families in their own homes and at
WHO RUNS THE LSA/FHS?
The LSA/FHS is staffed by about fifty workers from both religious and
lay backgrounds. Currently, sisters comprise approximately half the staff
and represent a variety of orders. The lay staff consist of professionals
and paraprofessionals who work in all fields within the agency.
WHERE IS THE LSA/FHS?
The Little Sisters Family Health Service is located in East Harlem
on the upper-East side of Manhattan.
WHAT DOES THE LSA/FHS DO?
Operates a licensed Home Health Agency that employs visiting nurses.
Includes an Early Childhood Development program designed to assess the
emotional and behavioral growth of area children.
Employs a team of licensed Preventative Service social workers.
Operates a Family Life program including parenting classes, summer day-camp
trips for children of clients, and a day-care center.
Offers classes in English as a Second Language.
Includes an Advocacy program as well as an emergency food pantry
Operates "The Sharing Place," a local thrift shop.
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