Lantern Community Services provides innovative services to help New Yorkers who are formerly homeless or have recently aged out of foster care recreate their lives. Our programs have proven results in health, employment, education and life skills. They are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs. We provide over 2,000 clients-many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses-with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence.
Lantern needs people to give our residents haircuts! A good haircut can make all the difference in a person's life, helping them with both their self-esteem and getting a job. If you have experience cutting hair, please consider volunteering your time with Lantern. Those with knowledge of how to cut all different kinds of hair would be particularly welcome. We can also only accommodate folks who can volunteer between the hours of 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Within that time frame, however, we can be very flexible.