Social Services

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Social Services, Video, Youth June 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

BRIC TV visits Atlas: DIY in Sunset Park, a center to empower immigrant youth by giving them access to legal services and educational opportunities.

At the Adhikaar June 8 event. (Photo via Everest Times)

Adhikaar: Stories of Help at a Fundraiser

New York, Queens, Social Services, South Asian June 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The organization Adhikaar, which helps members of the Nepalese community, held an event June 8 to review its accomplishments and raise money, Everest Times reports.

Practicing tai chi at Queens Community House in Rego Park (Photo from Queens Community House via World Journal)

Chinese Seniors Staying Away From Social Services?

East Asian, Government, Seniors, Social Services June 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

According to a staff member at a Queens senior center, an increasing number of Chinese seniors who are eligible for social services shy away from the benefits because of immigration concerns, reports World Journal.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. (Photo courtesy of the Shames JCC, via Jewish Week)

A New JCC in Westchester

Jewish, Metro Area, Social Services June 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The first JCC to open in Westchester in 40 years had its ribbon-cutting June 7, reports The Jewish Week.

Rosa Carrasco, who benefits from homelessness prevention services in The Bronx, with program coordinator Amanda Brown. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Bronx Program Preventing Senior Evictions in Jeopardy

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Seniors, Social Services June 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The organization BronxWorks is in need of $250,000 to continue financing an initiative that for three years has prevented poor, mostly Hispanic tenants from being evicted, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Omar Freilla of Greenworker Cooperatives, Danny R. Peralta of The Point CDC and Wanda Salaman of Mothers on the Move stand in front of the vandalized mural. (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Vandalized Chavez Mural Stirs Political Controversy

Bronx, Politics, Social Services June 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

The repeated vandalism of a Hugo Chavez mural in the South Bronx is suspected by some to be the work of outsiders who support the right wing in Venezuela, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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.