About us

For the last 30 years, Harlem United has worked tirelessly to address the issues and concerns of underserved communities in New York City. Our mission is to provide healthcare, housing, harm reduction, and supportive services to those most in need, fighting for our communities’ right to access these services equitably, without barriers of racism, stigma, or discrimination.

Harlem United’s social services span four programmatic areas (Health Services, Housing, Harm Reduction, and Supportive Services) to offer vulnerable populations the following: medical, behavioral, dental, and specialty healthcare; permanent supportive, transitional, and shelter housing models; infectious disease prevention and testing; substance use and harm reduction services; intensive case management and care coordination; linkage to benefits and entitlements; an AIDS Adult Day Health Care; food and nutrition services; vocational education; and more.

Each year, Harlem United engages thousands of clients across all of our programs, provides supportive housing for more than 600 formerly homeless people, conducts almost 21,000 medical visits in its community health centers, and provides more than 18,000 grab-and-go meals and pantry supplies to low-income New Yorkers.

Harlem United operates with a total annual revenue of approximately $50 million and a staff almost 300 employees. Our roots are planted in the community, and together, we build a healthier future.


Primary Care

The clinic provides comprehensive primary care services, including annual physicals; walk-in/urgent health needs; pediatric, adolescent and family care; STI and HIV testing and care; Hepatitis B and C care; substance use treatment; and mobile-based services.

Behavioral Healthcare

Harlem United's Wellness Center offers comprehensive behavioral health care services, including short- and long-term individual psychotherapy, group and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological testing and evaluation, and medication management.


Comprehensive dental care services are offered at the clinic and the mobile unit. Services include dental cleanings, walk-in/emergency dental needs, root canals, bridges, crowns, cosmetics dentistry, extractions, fillings, and removable dentures.


The clinic provides comprehensive cardiology services including consultation and treatment of cardiology disease.


The clinic provides comprehensive podiatry services including consultation and treatment of podiatric disease and diabetic foot care.

Primary Care Retention and Adherence Program (PC RAP)

PC RAP is designed to build clients’ self-efficacy to manage their HIV with the ultimate goal of achieving sustained viral suppression.

Undetectables HIV Viral Suppression Program

The Undetectables Program promotes integrated care coordination and adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for Harlem United’s HIV positive client population.


Shelter Housing

Harlem United's New Broadway Family Shelter provides 72 units of emergency temporary housing for homeless families with children. On-site case managers provide residents with a range of supportive services.

Transitional Housing

Harlem United provides scattered-site transitional housing to single adults living with HIV/AIDS who have experienced homelessness.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Harlem United provides congregate and scattered-site permanent supportive housing to hundreds of individuals and families who have experienced chronic homelessness and have chronic conditions like HIV/AIDS. Most programs require residence to be referred by HASA. Programs include Foundation House East and West, Frost'd HUD Scattered-Site, HRA Scattered-Site, HUD Women and Children, NYNY III Scattered-Site, and Veterans Housing.


Testing and Navigation

Testing and Navigation provides free and confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. All eligible clients receive patient navigation services which include education about and access to PrEP and PEP.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health programs include harm drug counseling and mental health counseling.

Syringe Access

Syringe Access provides safer-use supplies, meeting clients where they are in the community.


Outreach links community members to care, providing safer-use supplies, wound care kits, food pantry, and other basic supplies. Outreach also performs syringe litter pick-up in parks and other public spaces in Harlem and the South Bronx.


Adult Day Health Care

One of our longest running programs, Adult Day Health Care provides a range of services in a community-based setting, including nursing care; nutritional services; case management; substance use, mental health and rehabilitative services; art and music therapy; pastoral counseling; and acupuncture.

Food and Nutrition Services

Harlem United provides comprehensive food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS who do not have access to nutritious food. The program provides hot congregate meals, nutritional pantry bags, nutritional groups, individual counseling, and cooking demonstrations.

Health Home

Health Home provides medical care coordination to individuals with two chronic conditions or one qualifying chronic condition (such as HIV/AIDS).

Health Home Plus

Health Home Plus HIV provides intensive medical care coordination to clients who are HIV positive and experience compounding factors that increase their risk for hospitalization. Health Home Plus SMI provides intensive medical care coordination to clients who are diagnosed with a serious mental illness.

Vocational Education

Vocational Education offers group and individual training focused on skill-building and professional development. The curriculum includes computer skills, resume creation, conflict management, job skills preparation, and referrals to GED, ESL, and external academic services.