Social Services

KCS Executive Director Linda Lee, Borough President Melinda Katz, local lawmakers and stakeholders break ground at the site on May 16. (Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi via QNS)

Korean Nonprofit Opens in ‘Groundbreaking’ Event

East Asian, Queens, Social Services May 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Korean Community Services has moved into the former site of the Bayside Jewish Center and held a groundbreaking ceremony attended by community and public officials, reports QNS.

Some of the offerings at the South Asian Council for Social Services’ food pantry in Flushing. (Photo via News India Times)

The Need for City’s Only South Asian Food Pantry

Food, Queens, Social Services, South Asian May 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Ten months after the South Asian Council for Social Services started the city’s only South Asian food pantry, it is seeing an increasing number every week of people in need, reports Desi Talk.

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Fifth ‘Legislative Festival’ of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

BRIC TV talks to members of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about their current “Legislative Fest.”

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (second from right) at the event announcing the distribution of nearly $12 million to service organizations that help vulnerable and at risk populations who have been victims of crime. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

DA Vance Helping Those Who Help Most Vulnerable

Immigration, Manhattan, Social Services May 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative will distribute nearly $12 million to organizations in NYC that work with at-risk victims of crime, Manhattan Times reports.

A “Man-ologue” – dialogue with men, was staged at the April 22, annual fundraising gala of New Jersey-based women’s support organization Manavi, in Edison, N.J. (Photo courtesy of Manavi via Desi Talk)

Manavi: Helping Indian Victims of Domestic Violence

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian April 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

The New Jersey-based nonprofit Manavi, which recently held its annual fundraising dinner, has served Indian and other South Asian victims of domestic abuse for more than three decades. Desi Talk writes about the services provided by the organization and the progress they have made.

Grace Meng, at left, at roundtable she held to evaluate the likely local impact of federal budget cuts. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Meng Roundtable on Damaging Impact of Trump Budget Cuts

Asian, Culture, New York, Queens, Social Services April 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The local impact of federal budget cuts were discussed at a roundtable held by Queens representative Grace Meng, Times Ledger reports.

Council member Carlos Menchaca (center) announced a partnership between his office and the Chinese-American Planning Council (Photo courtesy of Carlos Menchaca’s office

Menchaca Offers More Services for Chinese in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Government, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Council member Carlos Menchaca’s office will be working with the Chinese-American Planning Council to offer expanded assistance to the growing number of Chinese residents in Sunset Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Quick Response Network for Potential ICE Detainees

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm

New Jersey activists are creating a bilingual “quick response network” to help immigrants who receive a visit from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

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Long Island Group Helps Immigrants Apply For Citizenship

Immigration, Long Island, Social Services April 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

The Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, Long Island, is developing a program to encourage qualifying immigrants to become citizens, Noticia reports.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the Chinese-American Planning Council Community Center in Flushing. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

A New Home for the Chinese-American Planning Council

East Asian, Immigration, Social Services March 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Council opened its 10-story community center in Flushing, which will offer senior, work, child and immigration services, report Queens Chronicle and Queens Examiner.

take place in high-poverty areas, 36 percent of its grants support organizations working with disadvantaged populations and 33 percent serve low-income audiences.”
From left: Anthony and Dolores Pennachio, Arthur Aidala, Francesco Pedulla and state Sen. Marty Golden. Golden presents the honorees with proclamations. (Photo by Arthur De Gaeta via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Italian-American Organization Marks 40 Years

Brooklyn, Social Services, Western European March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations celebrated four decades with clergy, community leaders and elected officials in attendance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero (Photo by Carmen Glover via Kings County Politics)

On Poverty and Affordable Housing in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Social Services March 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an interview with Kings County Politics, the executive director of affordable housing advocacy group Southside United HDFC, or “Los Sures,” disputes the idea that gentrification has done away with poverty in Williamsburg.

From right, David Cohen, director at the Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) division, Alan Lerner, clinical program director, Boram Song, counselor for Korean victims of domestic violence. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, a New Counseling Program for Koreans

Metro Area, Social Services March 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm

A new bilingual group counseling program for Korean victims of domestic violence will begin shortly in Bergen County, New Jersey, reports Korea Daily.

The Richmond Hill branch of Outreach has recently started offering services in Polish. (Photo by Kasia Szczesniak via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Outreach’ Helps Polish Immigrants Fight Addiction

Eastern European, Queens, Social Services February 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The nonprofit Outreach offers therapy services to fight drug and alcohol addiction for Polish immigrants in their native language, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Jean P. Alexander, founder and executive director of the Caribbean American Center of New York (Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean American Center Marks 30 Years

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Social Services February 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The one-woman team behind the Caribbean American Center of New York reflects on three decades of running the social services organization in a Caribbean Life story.