Social Services

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau.
(Photo via Noticia LI)

New C.A.S.A. Director Vows to Treat Nassau Latinos with Dignity

Latino, Long Island, Social Services February 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau, reports Noticia.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

Fast food workers celebrate a wage increase alongside Public Advocate Tish James and Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fast Food Workers Launch Support Organization

Labor, New York, Social Services January 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

More than a thousand fast food workers in New York City, many of them immigrants, joined forces in an organization that seeks to protect their rights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

After Sandy, Resiliency in Red Hook

After Sandy, Resiliency in Red Hook

Brooklyn, Environment, Social Services, Video December 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at how residents of the Red Hook Houses are preparing for the next natural disaster.

Clara Cardelle has saved the life of several Latino men who have overdosed on heroin in Washington Heights. The Upper Manhattan resident, born in Cuba, has resuscitated addicts by injecting them with the antidote Naloxone. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Saving Lives on a Washington Heights Corner

Health, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The Washington Heights CORNER Project helps people suffering from opioid and heroin addiction in the largely Latino neighborhood, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Members of the council, local workers and their families gathered Saturday for a tour of the facilities and a discussion of the programs and activities planned at the new center, followed by a Thanksgiving meal. Photo: Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL

A ‘CASA’ for LI Farm Workers

Labor, Long Island, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

The new Center of Alliance, Solidarity and Accompaniment in Riverhead aims to empower members of the large farm worker population on the East End of Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Photo by Mustafa Z. Mirza via BKLYNER

Learning Desi Cooking at a Tax Office

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian, Women November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On weekends, Bibi Jan Corp in “Little Pakistan” becomes a makeshift kitchen where Pakistani women learn to cook healthy South Asian meals, writes Bklyner.

(Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Supporting Black Veterans and Social Justice

Black, Brooklyn, Social Services November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Black Veterans for Social Justice in Bed-Stuy helps veterans transition back into civilian life while also focusing on social issues, reports Amsterdam News.

Jerry Shiao (Image via World Journal video)

Controversy over Donations to Peter Liang Continues

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services October 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Questions regarding their use of funds raised for the Peter Liang case has prompted two Chinese organizations to clarify what will happen with the money, reports World Journal.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

A New LGBTQ ‘Haven’

A New LGBTQ ‘Haven’

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Social Services September 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

The Uptowner reports on the Dominican Women’s Development Center new location for its programs to help LGBTQ clients.

Linda Lee (Photo via The Korea Times)

Bridging Generations of Koreans in Bayside

East Asian, Queens, Social Services August 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Korea Times speaks to Linda Lee, the executive director of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, about the organization’s new Bayside location, a place she hopes will serve three generations of the community.

SinoVision

A Multicultural Senior Performance

Brooklyn, East Asian, Jewish, Seniors, Social Services, Video August 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

An arts project at a Brooklyn senior center prompted one participant to tell SinoVision English Channel: “It shows how people can get along together no matter what race or religion.”

Residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale visit the assisted living facility’s centennial exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Hebrew Home at Riverdale via The Riverdale Press)

A Milestone for Hebrew Home

Bronx, History, Seniors, Social Services August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

An exhibition at Hebrew Home at Riverdale marks a milestone in the senior facility’s long history, reports The Riverdale Press.

BRIC TV

On Being a Teen in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services, Video, Youth July 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

In a BRIC TV video, two Brownsville teens speak openly about sex and reproductive health.