Are you an immigrant who currently lives in, or was displaced from an area affected by Superstorm Sandy? Do you have legal, housing, or health needs? African Services Committee has been serving immigrants in NY for more than 30 years and we are here to help. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, African Services Committee is providing FREE legal services, housing referrals and application assistance, as well as health screenings on Staten Island. Contact us for a consultation today to see if you are eligible for our FREE services.
African Services Committee has been awarded a grant of $225K by Nonprofit Finance Fund designed to support plans for enhancing financial viability and adaptability, thereby improving ASC’s ability to consistently deliver critical programs and services.
The grants are part of $1.6 million in awards to seven nonprofits as part of the Community Resilience Fund, a collaborative effort designed to bolster New York City's social safety net. The awards are designed to fund specific plans to improve the long-term financial sustainability of critical human services providers.
The exceedingly generous folks at Seattle’s landmark restaurant MOJITO aren’t just about serving the finest Latin American cuisine; they are also dedicated to extending a helping hand to some of the most vulnerable and at risk populations around the globe. Thanks to owners Luam Wersom and Juan Carlos Ganz, this year Mojito is helping African Services Committee raise critical financial support for their five grassroots health clinics in Ethiopia, which are providing comprehensive HIV/ TB prevention, testing and care services for the most vulnerable children and families—many of whom have been orphaned by AIDS or come from families living on less than $1 a day. A donation of as little as $15 to African Services Committee can provide one week of nutrition and food supplies for a family in Ethiopia. Donations go directly to those in need.
Please click here to donate. Simply select "ASC Ethiopia (general)" to designate the donation to ASC's Ethiopia program and write Mojito Seattle under the section "I want my donation to be dedicated" to dedicate the donation to Mojito Seattle.
On Dec. 17, 2014 African Services Committee's legal team held a Legal Information Session for anyone interested in learning more about TPS, immigration and Ebola. ASC attorneys answered questions and explained what TPS grants and what it does not grant. For example, TPS is not a path to a green card. TPS is not a path to citizenship. The status is temporary in nature. ASC attorneys explained the fees involved in applying, which are roughly the cost of a work permit, plus a biometrics services fee. The session also explained the fee waiver process. The session took place at 6 pm at African Services Committee's fourth floor conference room at 429 West 127th Street in Harlem and was followed by a "community conversation on Ebola," facilitated by Dr. Yinka M. Akinsulure-Smith.