Building on our roots in the settlement house tradition, Hudson Guild takes an integrated, holistic approach to service provision and community building. With a staff of 88 full-time and 41 part-time dedicated employees, the Guild provides services to more than 14,000 people each year through five main program areas: Children and Youth Services, Adult Services, Mental Health Services, Arts Programming and Community Building. With offerings as varied as day care, home-delivered meals for seniors, mental health counseling and live theatre performances, all programs work together to serve the individual as a whole, addressing the range of need for participants while connecting them to each other and the Chelsea community.
Hudson Guild’s Children and Youth Programs serve at-risk youth and their families. Through participation in the Guild’s programming, children and teens receive social and emotional support, academic assistance, awareness of post-secondary school options and employment experience. In addition to receiving these critical supports, the Guild’s youth participate in the arts, socialize in structured peer groups, attend field trips to sites beyond the neighborhood, and rely on a strong staff support network
Hudson Guild’s Adult Services Program helps older adults live in independence and dignity as contributing members of the community. The Guild offers a range of programs designed to respond to emerging trends and needs in our senior population, with a focus on keeping adults healthy, active and engaged
The Guild’s Arts Program provides opportunities for everyone in our community to both see and create art (i.e. to experience art created by professionals and to create art on their own). Participants in Adult, Children and Teen Services programming both participate in and attend live performances and receive gallery tours.
Since 1948, Hudson Guild has provided a broad array of mental health prevention and intervention services. Services include on-site and off-site offerings. Each month, the Guild’s licensed Counseling Center for individual and group therapy conducts up to 600 visits with children, adults, families and seniors who are in need of counseling and support
Hudson Guild has been instrumental in supporting the community’s efforts to advocate for better conditions. The Guild facilitates neighborhood and tenant committees, supports and strengthens new initiatives and offers meeting space to new organizations, including the first meetings of the now well-established Friends of the High Line.