Lantern Organization

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Silverleaf Hall | East Tremont, Bronx

Overview

Silverleaf Hall consists of 118 units of newly constructed permanent supportive housing in the East Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx. Units are two-bedroom apartments reserved for low-income families living in the community and families living with special needs. One unit is reserved for the building's live-in superintendent, who is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies.

Services

Lantern Community Services delivers on-site supportive service programming to all Silverleaf Hall tenants. Program offices offer space for staff to conduct individual and group meetings, life skills counseling, education and employment development, and referral support. The office space also has a resource room with books and computers available for the residents and is often utilized by staff and residents for trainings, workshops, and/or educational and vocational fairs.

Supportive services at Silverleaf Hall provide tenants with a variety of opportunities for personal growth. Staff and tenants work together to establish individual goal-centered service plans. Staff works closely with the family populations to ensure they achieve their program goals such as obtaining stable employment and participating in activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles.