Lantern Community Services

Cause Area

  • Crisis Support
  • Employment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger
  • People with Disabilities


494 8th avenue20th floorNew York, NY 10001 United States

Organization Information

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!


Would you recommend Lantern Community Services?
5 reviews Write a review
by jacinta d. from Jamaica, NY (January 9, 2022)
The ads are misleading I was interviewed to be an interviewer, and I found myself interviewing the caller,plus she asked for my ss# for a volunteer job? Not acceptable or safe..
by Cecilia N. (September 21, 2020)
This is organization was very easy to find and is college friendly.
by Naida O. from Bronx, NY (December 2, 2019)
I have seen that there are a lot of options to volunteer opportunities thru the city.
by Jeremy A. from Brooklyn, NY (May 5, 2018)
My experience with Lantern was perfect. They were very professional throughout the entire process. Everyone I met and worked with was great.

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