Alianza Dominicana Inc
Works with the Dominican community to help families break the cycle of poverty and fulfill their potential as members of the global community. Offers GED, ESL, citizenship and computer training classes. (212) 740-1960
Arab-American Family Support Center
Provides comprehensive social services to Arab-American families and children and helps Arabic-speaking immigrants to adjust to a new culture; offers legal advice, help with citizenship and green card applications and Special Registration.
Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Conducts free multilingual legal advice clinics for new immigrants and low-income Asian-Americans as well as education about their legal rights.
Asociacion Tepeyac de New York
Works with the Mexican community. ESL classes, legal advice, ID cards, employment advice, computer classes and support groups.
BOC Network – Refugee Microenterprise Development Project
Persons who desire to start or expand their own business in NYC and who can provide proof of their refugee/asylum status can get free expert advice from BOC’s trained multilingual counselors. This service has helped people with such businesses as stores, contracting, restaurants, fashion, import/export, internet, child care, and more. (718) 624-9115.
Catholic Charities of New York
Assists immigrants and refugees with legal help, case processing, resettlement services, refugee reception, employment help, telephone hotline, information and referral for legal and undocumented aliens, individual case advocacy, general education emergency assistance and outreach. (212) 371-1000.
Chinese Progressive Association
Supports immigrant rights education, counseling and advocacy, English and citizenship classes, lead poisoning and environmental issues outreach, social activities, youth internship program. (212) 274-1891
Chinese-American Planning Council
Offers comprehensive and accessible benefits for low-income residents and non-English speaking immigrants in the primarily Chinese neighborhoods. Services include job training and placement; medical, housing, education and legal advice.
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Only children’s advocacy organization for Asian-American community, serving children to age 22. Works with the East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian communities, challenges stereotypes about Asian Americans, connects communities and policy makers, empowers parents to advocate for their children. Website provides directory of services targeted to Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Vietnamese persons. (212) 809-4675.
Haitian Americans United for Progress
Primarily serves the Haitian community but is open to all NYC residents. Offers information and referral services for immigration and other legal issues. Also offers ESL, citizenship, computer and literacy classes. (718) 377-1745
Lutheran Social Services of Metropolitan NY
Undocumented residents (adult and youth) can come for resettlement assistance and cultural transitioning help. Asian Minors program helps unaccompanied youth from Asia and other areas find homes with relatives or sponsors. Holds support groups. Helps with green card. (212) 265-1826.
Union Settlement Association
Serves mostly East Harlem residents, offering free classes in ESL (English as a Second Language), GED (General Education Development), Basic Education in Spanish (reading and writing in Spanish for native speakers in preparation for continuing studies), Home Health Aide (a full-time program) and basic computers.
Office of Adult Education, 237 East 104th Street
Caribbean Women’s Health Association
provides legal, counseling, support, and educational services designed to foster family unification, assist immigrants in becoming American citizens, and help families access needed services, adjust to their environment, and resolve immigration problems. Multi-lingual, professional staff also work with CWHA’s social support programs to connect clients with housing, educational, entitlement, employment, family support, and health services. (718) 868-4746
Haitian Centers Council, Inc.
Various locations serving the Haitian community. Offers services for immigration/refugee assistance and citizenship education. (718) 855-0972
Asian Americans for Equality
offers open access and computer literacy programs for adults and children–in English, Mandarin, Cantonese&Spanish. Free for kids, low-cost for adults. Also offers housing legal help, immigration and naturalization services, health care access, food stamps enrollment and benefits advice. (212) 979-8988; Queens: (347) 438-0062
Filipino American Human Services
Improves social conditions and enhances self-reliance of vulnerable segments of Filipino-American community in NYC, particularly youth, women, recent immigrants, and the elderly. Offers youth development, case management, counseling, domestic violence prevention, health outreach. (718) 532-9606
African Cultural Center Inc.
Dedicated to offering artistic and educational programs of African culture for economically disadvantaged youth and providing immigrants with resources that will help them adjust to life in the U.S. (646) 383-4991
organization that brings highly qualified immigrants and progressive employers together. Jobseekers must be already permanent residents of the U.S. and work-authorized. Help is offered in resume writing, interviewing, and networking.401 Broadway (near Canal St.) Suite 800; (212) 219-8828.
Arab American Association of New York
Founded after 9/11, this agency provides services to members of this community including counseling, access to healthcare (for documented and undocumented persons), transportation and interpretation help, legal and immigration help, after-school tutoring and more. Although focusing its attention on Arab-Americans, no low-income or immigrant person will be turned away. 7111 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn (718) 745-3523
Caribbean Immigrant Services
Information and referral on citizenship and legal issues, mental health and social services. Open M-F 10-6 pm. 15905 Hillside Avenue, second floor, Jamaica, NY 11432; (718) 523-2861.
Puerto Rican Family Institute
offers culturally and linguistically sensitive services to the Latino community Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan. Mental health, case management, foster care prevention, Head Start and other services. Of special note is the Fatherhood Initiative Program; workshops for fathers and couples are conducted in English and Spanish. For the Fatherhod Program call (718) 963-4430, ext. 496. For all other Puerto Rican Family Insitute services and locations call (212) 924-6320.
Haitian Americans United for Progress
Offers many services including Medicaid service coordination, services for developmentally disabled children including respite care, afterschool programs, help with health insurance, parenting classes, health education. 221-05 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411 (718) 527-3776.
New York Immigration Hotline
Referrals in several languages. (800) 566-7636
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)
Helps immigrants find out which city services they can access, helps locate community groups with staff who speak their language; provides information about pending applications from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Call 311
New York Association for New Americans
Assists new immigrants and their families in every aspect of their lives, from education and healthcare to legal advice and job placement. Programs include refugee resettlement, citizenship and ESL classes, legal services, job training and placement. (212) 425-2900.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Provides information and help on matters concerning immigration services and benefits.
U.S. Immigration Support
Download applications for green card lottery, visas, citizenship papers, sponsoring relatives and more. Site available in English and Spanish. Not part of the U.S. government.
NYC Public Advocate’s Guide to Benefits for Immigrants
Multilingual guide to accessing public benefits for immigrants in New York City. Very useful and comprehensive.
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