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Arab-American Family Support Center

  • Location:
    150 Court St
    3rd Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Phone:
    (718) 643-8000
  • Fax:
    (718) 797-0410
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

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.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
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
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Health services, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles
Languages spoken: Albanian, Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Levantine), Armenian, Bengali, English, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Sindhi, Spanish, Sudanese, Urdu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No