Arab-American Family Support Center
The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization providing culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed, multigenerational social services to low-income immigrant and refugee communities across all five boroughs of NYC. In the face of rising discrimination across the country, AAFSC’s vision is more pressing today than ever: we strive for a just society where all immigrants--including Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) populations--can fully partake as Americans. AAFSC initiatives operate across four priority areas--promote, prevent, get ready, and communicate--to promote mental and physical wellbeing and family reunification, prevent gender-based violence and child abuse, prepare families to lead productive lives, and communicate community needs to policymakers.
||Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
||Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Health services, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles
||Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Levantine), Bengali, Dari, English, Farsi, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
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