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Lantern Community Services

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At Lantern, we provide permanent housing and social services for people who have been homeless for a long time, come from disadvantaged communities, and deal with issues such as mental illnesses, physical disabilities or HIV. We also provide housing for young people who have aged out of foster care. We have 15 supportive housing buildings located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, and serve a total population of about 1,500 people. We also operate and support two emergency shelters: one in Queens and the other in Washington Heights.

Currently, residents at Lantern need haircuts from professional beauticians! Our residents come from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of hairstyles and textures. We are looking for barbers and hair stylists that have experience with African American and Dominican hair, in particular. A good haircut can make all the difference in a person's life, empowering them to be the best version of themself and even prepare for professional development. If you have experience cutting hair, especially diverse hair textures, please consider volunteering your time with Lantern. Thank you!

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About Lantern Community Services


494 8th avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who have been impacted by or threatened with homelessness, as well as those who have aged out of foster care.


Lantern is home to more than 1,400 formerly homeless people who live in our 15 apartment buildings across New York City. We pioneered services for people living with HIV, and we are one of the largest providers for young adults who have aged out of foster care. We give people more than just basic support and a place to live, prioritizing interventions with scientifically proven results. We’ve grown our programs a lot recently, working creatively with our existing resources, but now we need volunteer power to bring more programs to more of our clients!

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


863 Melrose AveThe Bronx, NY 10451



  • Cosmetology
  • Stylist


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • The time commitment depends on the volunteer however we would like to find someone who could provide haircuts one full day to residents on a bi-weekly to monthly basis. Number of haircuts range from 5 to 15 depending on the session and interest.

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