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Who We Are and Our Mission

The Greater Harlem Coalition advocates for a vibrant, tolerant, clean, and safe Harlem for everyone who visits our community, shops here, goes to school here, seeks treatment here, works here, or lives here. We have united to work for a Harlem where families, visitors, businesses, and all residents can thrive.

Our coalition focuses on the issues surrounding New York City and New York State’s systemic oversaturation of Harlem and East Harlem — resulting in a concentration of people struggling with mental health, homelessness, and addiction in this historic community of color.

Our goal is to balance compassion with the demand that all communities take their fair share. We want to end the decades-long practice of packing programs in this historic neighborhood while supporting our neighbors who continue to struggle with disproportionate, systemic, and generational health, economic, social, and safety disparities.

How can you help? Please donate, volunteer, and signup for our newsletter.

Want to learn more about us? Here are our 150+ members, our 3 founders, and our contact info.


Raise Awareness

Seek press coverage via in-person and online events and distribute relevant news and data to our members and to social media to raise awareness. To see past events, click here

Political Advocacy

Author letters to elected officials. Engage politicians to advocate our agenda. See our requests for policy change

Data and Analysis

Increase transparency of government agency data by making FOIL requests and analyzing the data. To see data that backup our concerns of oversaturation


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