Substance Abuse Help


Helping Recovery Become Reality 




Now in its 54th year of operation, the Lower Eastside Service Center is

devoted to improving the lives of individuals & families affected by

substance abuse, HIV/AIDS & mental illness



(1959) Lower East Side churches and settlement houses band together to form the Lower Eastside Information and Service Center for Narcotic Addiction, Inc. – today known as the Lower Eastside Service Center.  



The Lower Eastside Service Center is profoundly grateful to

Herb Barish. After more than 50 years of dedicated service to this agency and the people it serves, Herb recently retired as

LESC's President & CEO.


Herb will be sorely missed. His contribution to LESC is without

parallel. LESC, which started in a storefront on the lower

east side of Manhattan, has blossomed into a leading nonprofit

provider of substance abuse services in the greater New York Area.

We thank Herb for his profound desire to service our community.


A staunch supporter of LESC's clients, who has devoted many years of

invaluable service as Vice-President of Human Resources,

Valerie Walters has graciously accepted the position of

President & CEO.


We Congratulate Valerie and wish her well.




Call Us at 212-566-LESC (5372)


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