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.
ASC Ethiopia is celebrating 10 years of service and has accomplished so much in that time. We are so proud of the accomplishments and have an eye towards a bright future.
Since beginning our partnership with New York State through the New York Rising Super Storm Sandy Recovery program this year, ASC has been sending staff into some of the hardest hit areas offering legal, health and housing assistance to immigrants currently living in, or displaced from areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.
On April 30, 2014, African Services' staff attorneys Jessica Greenberg and Corina Bogaciu presented Vivian with a birthday present she'll always hold dear: Freedom.
Freedom, that is, after she spent 19 months unlawfully detained. Charges dismissed. This story reads like a legal drama you'd see on television: A passionate, relentless young attorney tries everything to free her client and right the wrongs of an often tired, over-wrought system. And as one might imagine, the story involves a lot of sweat and tears -- not to mention a heavy dose of persistent and creative legal strategy -- before Vivian saw the light of day and the promise to hold her three children in her arms again.
"This is so surreal. I can't believe I'm actually here [African Services' office]," Vivian said. "I'm so used to just hearing her [Jessica's] voice."