Sandy Team Wraps Up Summer Heath Screening in 'Little Liberia'

With the days growing colder, ASC's Superstorm Sandy Program health team recently ended its successful summer-long weekly health screening at the outdoor Staten Island Liberian Community Association, SILCA, market. As part of this health outreach, the Sandy team has provided free and confidential health testing, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing, and health screenings for blood pressure and blood glucose levels to more than 150 individuals. This brings the total to 312 individuals tested since the beginning of ASC's partnership with New York State through the New York Rising Super Storm Sandy Recovery program in 2014.  
In addition to screening events such as the SILCA market, ASC operates an on-site testing center at our office in Harlem as a resource for all New Yorkers seeking free and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis B & C, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, diabetes and blood pressure. Click here to learn more about ASC's health screening.

African Services Committee's 'Home for African Services' Campaign

Dear Friends and Supporters,

At African Services Committee, now in our fourth decade of operations, we have grown to become the largest and most sought-out African community service organization in New York City. We enhance immigrants' and refugees' prospects of success in this country with legal, health, housing, and educational services. African Services Committee has developed a strong free legal services practice, a nominal fee immigration clinic, an effective HIV housing program, a rapid diagnostic testing center which offers HIV, STI, TB, viral hepatitis, diabetes, and hypertension screening, a food pantry and nutrition education program, and an adult literacy program. We offer meeting space for community organizing and performance/gallery space for the arts.
It is with this purpose in mind that ASC has launched a $5.1 million capital campaign, with seed capital from the Community Resilience Fund. The campaign will result in acquisition and renovation of a state-of-the-art, 12,500 square foot multi-purpose facility in the Bronx, that will serve more than 12,000 African Diaspora immigrant visits per year in a permanent space for the community.
A gift to the African Services "Home for African Services" Capital Campaign is an opportunity to invest in African and Caribbean immigrants who we serve. It also presents the opportunity to be permanently recognized for your support - the spirit of your generosity will live on in the legal and health clinics, in the counseling, meeting rooms and classrooms, galleries, and kitchens and food pantry.

Uzoamaka Okoye, Board Chair and Campaign Committee Member