As a not-for-profit child welfare agency, Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services works to develop confidence, resilience, academic skills, and adult/family support to be the foundation for helping Harlem's children become responsible, self-sufficient adults.
What We Do
Harlem Dowling is the surviving entity of the Colored Orphan Asylum that was founded in 1836. Harlem Dowling provides family preservation to 415 families and service coordination to 75 individuals with developmental disabilities, after school programming to 500 children daily, and an emergency food pantry that serves more than 5,000 New Yorkers annually.
The agency facilitates individualized and/or group level interventions that includes evidence-based strategies to enhance and support family functioning. We also provide emergency cash assistance and food packages to children and their families.