New York City Organizations Serving Immigrant Communities

The following is a list of organizations that work with immigrant communities in the State of New York. The document is being updated constantly.

By Nicolás Ríos | Documented

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African Service Committee


Founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees to give a helping hand to other newcomers, today African Services is a multiservice agency based in Harlem and dedicated to assisting immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African Diaspora. Programs address the needs of newcomers affected by war, persecution, poverty, and global health inequalities. We provide health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to 12,500 people each year. Staff representing more than 20 countries and speaking over 25 languages provide culturally and linguistically relevant support to this diverse and growing community.

Telephone: t. 212-222-3882 // f. 212-222-7067

Address:  429 West 127th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027, United States of America

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African Communities Together 


From website: “ACT helps African immigrants find free or low-cost assistance with immigration, jobs, and other needs. We provide free referrals to trustworthy nonprofit and government agency partners. Our staff and volunteers speak multiple languages and actively outreach to African communities that are often underserved….Through our Leadership Committees and trainings, ACT gives African immigrants the tools and information they need to become leaders on the issues that matter to them. Members engage with civic and political leaders, participate in political education, and plan ACT campaigns and actions.”

Telephone: (347) 746-2281

Address: 127 West 127th Street, Suite 221, New York, NY 10027 | 

Arab-American Association of New York


Based in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Provides a wide range of services and other support to the Arab American community, including advocacy, adult education, social services, civic engagement, and youth development programming.

Telephone: (718) 745-3523

Address: 7111 5th AvenueBrooklyn, NY, 11209

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities


CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.  They were founded in 1986 by Asian working class women alarmed by the spike of hate violence on Asian communities and its root causes stemming from institutional racism in the United States. Through an organizing model of base-building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, and organizational development- they organize Asian communities to fight for institutional change and participates in a broader movement towards racial, gender, and economic justice.

Address: 55 Hester Street, StorefrontNew York, NY 10002 

Telephone: (212) 473-6485email: justice[at]

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CAIR – New York (Council on American-Islamic Relations)


For more than 20 years, the Council on American Islamic Relations has fought for the civil rights of American Muslims.  The New York chapter is one of the busiest and most dynamic of CAIR’s thirty nationwide affiliates, defending, representing, and educating over one million Muslims in the New York area.

Address: 46-01 20th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11105, United States

Telephone: (646)



Provides a wide range of services, including healthcare, housing, education, family supports, and many immigrant services in multiple languages.  Includes free legal counsel to low-income residents. [RYAN: they serve a lot of immigrants so it’s worth including]

Address:  1720 Church Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226


Center for Constitutional Rights


The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.  CCR addresses a wide range of issues, including abusive immigration practices, discriminatory and abusive policing, government surveillance, drone killings, the criminalization of dissent, mass incarceration, persecution of LGBT communities, and may other issues.

Telephone:  212-614-6464

Address:   666 Broadway7th FloorNew York, NY 10012

Diaspora Community Services


Diaspora Community Services is a social support service agency that empowers families and individuals to maximize their abilities to succeed through culturally sensitive health promotion, family support services and advocacy.

Telephone: 718-399-0200

Address: 921 B East new York Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 

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DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving


Founded in 2000, DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives- from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice.

Telephone: (718) 205-3036

Address: 72-18 Roosevelt Avenue2nd FloorJackson Heights, NY 11372

El Centro 


El Centro, a storefront immigrant day worker center in Port Richmond, Staten Island, was developed in 1997 by a collaborative effort of Project Hospitality, the Latino Civic Association, and St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church to address the needs of the newly arrived immigrant day laborers and their families. Since 1990 thousands of immigrants mainly from Mexico and Latin America  have immigrated to Staten Island. El Centro has created “a space where recently arrived immigrants can form friendships, receive information and training and make their own contribution to the Staten Island community.”

Through immigrant and labor advocacy, educational workshops, labor leadership training, and emergency intervention for hunger, homelessness and health/safety needs, El Centro provides opportunities for economic empowerment, community-building and organizing. Services include English as a Second Language, G.E.D. and Literacy classes, labor organizing, health education and screenings, family and immigrant rights services, immigration counseling, legal assistance, social activities, food and clothing distribution and community service.

Telephone: 347-825-2086

Address: 1546 Castleton Ave

350 Port Richmond Ave

Staten Island, NY 10302

Gay Men’s Health Crisis


GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, they understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.  Variety of health care services, legal services, HIV/AIDS prevention, and more.

Telephone: 212-367-1000

Address:  307 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018-9502

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Haitian-American Community Coalition


The Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC) seeks to champion the well-being of their constituents through advocacy, empowerment, health education and supportive services since 1982.  They offer  immigration/refuge assistance, ESL and literacy, citizenship education, public education via local Haitian media outlets (a weekly radio show on HIV/AIDS reaches 130,000 individuals), housing placement, job readiness, health and wellness education, PLWHA housing, HIV/AIDS education prevention, a variety of AIDS-related case management, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, parenting skills, domestic violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, drop-out prevention, cultural enrichment, youth services, family counseling and education, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center, and more.

Telephone: Phone: (718) 940-2200

Address: 3807-3809 Church Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203

Immigrant Defense Project (IDP)


The mission of Immigrant Defense Project is to secure fairness and justice for immigrants in the United States.  They work to transform a racially biased criminal legal system that violates basic human rights and an immigration system that tears hundreds of thousands of immigrants with convictions each year from their homes, their families, and their communities.  Direct legal services, impact litigation, advocacy, training, and more.

Telephone: (212) 725-6422

Address: 40 W 39th Street, Fifth FloorNew York, NY 10018

Immigration Equality


Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. As the only LGBTQ organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole.


If you are in detention, call: (917) 654-9696

Mon-Thurs 9:30 – 5:30pm

For all other inquiries, call : (212) 714-2904

Wed 1:00 – 4:00pm

Institute for Family Health


The Institute for Family Health is a mission-driven health organization with a rich history and expert leadership. Since 1983 we have grown from a small non-profit with four staff members to one of the largest community health centers in New York State, providing 575,000 visits to over 98,000 patients annually at 27 locations.  Provides comprehensive women’s health services, HIV care, mental health services, and more, and addresses racial/ethnic disparities in health care.  Centers in Bronx, Manhattan, and Hudson Valley.

Address and Telephone: Visit this link

Justice League NYC


Justice League NYC was co-founded by Carmen Perez and Marvin Bing, Jr. in 2013 as a task force of The Gathering For Justice.  Calling on their peers – youth leaders exceptional talent and promise – Justice League NYC quickly assembled as a diverse group of young criminal justice experts, direct service providers, activists, advocates, artists and formerly incarcerated individuals bringing their resources to the table to create a blueprint to reform the criminal and social justice system in NY City and State.


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La Colmena 

La Colmena is a community-based organization working with day laborers, domestic workers, and other low-wage immigrant workers in Staten Island through organizing, education, culture, and equitable economic development.

Telephone: (718) 442-7700

Address: 774 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302​

Legal Aid Society


The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.

Address: There are several offices. Visit this link

Telephone: 212-577-3300

Legal Services for NYC


Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers.   Offices in all five boroughs providing services around foreclosure prevention, HIV advocacy, employment law, immigration/immigrant rights, LGBT advocacy, housing/tenants’ rights, reentry, domestic violence, language access, and more.

Address: There are several offices. Visit this link

Telephone: 917-661-4500     (Monday-Friday, 10-6)           

Make the Road

Homepage – New

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Address: There are several offices. Visit this link




Established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American, Asian American and immigrant communities through five major programs. Learn more via their website. 

Address: 133-29 41st Avenue, Suite 202

Telephone: 718-460-5600


Mixteca Homepage

Mixteca Organization Inc. is a community-based organization located in Sunset Park. It was established in 2000 by a group of concerned community members to address critical needs in health, education, social and legal issues facing the burgeoning Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn. Mixteca’s emergence as a well-regarded and heavily utilized community resource reflects the tremendous need among Latino immigrants for information, services, support and community.

Address: 245 23rd Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, New York 11215

Phone: (718) 965-4795 


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National Lawyers’ Guild


The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as an association of progressive lawyers and jurists who believed that they had a major role to play in the reconstruction of legal values to emphasize human rights over property rights. The Guild is the oldest and most extensive network of public interest and human rights activists working within the legal system.  The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. Their aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

Phone: (212) 679-5100

New Sanctuary Coalition 


The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together.

Address: 239 Thompson St.New York, NY 10012

Telephone: 646-395-2925

New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)


The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. The NYCLU fights for civil liberties and civil rights through a multi-layered program of litigation, advocacy, public education and community organizing.

Address: 125 Broad Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Telephone: 212-607-3300

New York Immigration Coalition


The NYIC boasts nearly 200 member organizations, helps foster immigrant community leadership and civic engagement, and puts immigrants at the table in the major public policy debates of the day.  Can direct people to a variety of organizations around the city.  

Address: 131 W 33rd St, Ste 610New York, NY 10001

Telephone: 212 627 2227


Planned Parenthood of NYC


For 100 years, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) has been a beacon of hope for the thousands of individuals and families who rely on us for essential reproductive health care, innovative educational programs, and effective advocacy. 

Address: 26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Telephone: 1-212-274-7200

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Safe Horizon


Works with individuals that have been victims of domestic violence, abuse, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and other crimes.  Also works with homeless youth, and conducts policy research and advocacy in the field of victim services.


Crime victims: 1-866-689-4357

Domestic violence: 1-800-621-4673

Rape and sexual assault: 1-212-227-3000

Child abuse and maltreatment: 1-800-342-3720

TDD machine for hearing impaired clients for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350 .

Chat with an advocate: link

Sanctuary for Families


Provide survivors a range of direct services to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse.  Focused on domestic violence, trafficking, and other gender violence.

Telephone: (212) 349–6009


Sikh Coalition


The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, we work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be. Active in New York City.

Telephone for legal help: 212-655-3095

Form for legal help: Link

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Turning Point

Brooklyn-based organization providing a variety of services to various marginalized and at-risk populations, including a large number of immigrants, including those who are undocumented. Housing assistance, a range of homeless services, HIV testing, mental health care, education, job placement assistance, ESL, among other services.

Telephone: 718-360-8186

Address: Turning Point Education Center. 423 39th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232 

Administrative Address: 285 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Telephone: 718 360-8186


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