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Arab-American Family Support Center

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Culturally-competent multi-service agency assisting NYCs Middle Eastern and South Asian communities

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Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Cobble Hill
Office Building, Middle Eastern/ American, Education

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Founded in 1994, the Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC) empowers new immigrants to become active participants in their communities and to successfully acclimate to life in the United States. With a fifty-member staff speaking over twelve languages, the Center specializes in providing culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed, social services for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant communities across the five boroughs.

AAFSC operates six main programs out of six sites located around the city. Legal services related to immigration, citizenship, green card and visa applications, are provided through their Court Street headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn and new offices in Long Island City. Offered in collaboration with the Family Justice Centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island -- public-private partnerships established with the Mayor’s office to combat domestic violence and sexual abuse -- AAFSC’s Anti-Violence Program prodives crisis intervention, counseling, empowerment and support groups, court accompaniments, and...

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