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.
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, childcare, and more. (718) 624-9115.
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. Toll-Free Help Line (888) 744-7900
It 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.
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.
Primarily serves the Haitian community but is open to all NYC residents. It offers information and referral services for immigration and other legal issues. It also offers ESL, citizenship, computer and literacy classes. It also 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. (718) 527-3776.
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.
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 (212) 828-6000
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. 718-826-2942
offers open access and computer literacy programs for adults and children–in English, Mandarin, Cantonese&Spanish. Free for kids, low-cost for adults. It 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
Improves social conditions and enhances self-reliance on vulnerable segments of the Filipino-American community in NYC, particularly youth, women, recent immigrants, and the elderly. It offers youth development, case management, counseling, domestic violence prevention, health outreach. (718) 883-1295
an 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.
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
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.
PRFI is a not-for-profit, multi-program, family-oriented health and human services agency that provides culturally sensitive services to children, youth, adults, and families, and respects all individuals’ clinical, cultural and personal identities. PRFI offers a variety of programs, including mental health services and programs for children. Phone: 212.924.6320
Referrals in several languages. (800) 566-7636
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
It provides information and helps on matters concerning immigration services and benefits. 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.
Complete guide to immigrant rights and policies for residents of New York City, published by the New York City Comptroller