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Program Contact Information

Yolanda Tart
Program Director of Preventive Services, Brooklyn
(718) 643-8000 x34

Naffeesa Massaquoi-Yancy
Program Director of Preventive Services, Queens
(718) 937-8000 x25

The Arab American Family Support Center is contracted by New York City’s Administration of Children’s Services to ensure the safety of children in homes where there have been allegations of child abuse, neglect and/or maltreatment. The Preventive Program aims to strengthen families by offering assistance and services that lead to improved familial relationships and more effective problem solving skills and coping mechanisms. The program offers the following services:

  • Individual and family counseling

  • Crisis intervention

  • Problem resolution related to cross-cultural conflict

  • Information and referrals for entitlements, benefits, and services

  • Advocacy at city-wide programs and pro-bono organizations

  • Conflict resolution

  • Training on parenting skills

  • Linkages to community services

The Preventive Program offers a strength-based approach that involves families in identifying their strengths and weaknesses, setting goals, planning services and defining the desired outcomes. One caseworker is assigned to each family to assist them in adapting new ways to solve problems in order to reduce stress and help families tackle challenges they may face in the future.

Our caseworkers speak a multitude of languages, including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, English and French.


The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.  © 2017 All Rights Reserved.

AAFSC Brooklyn
150 Court Street, 3rd Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718 - 643 - 8000
F: 718 - 797 - 0410
AAFSC Queens
37-10 30th Street, 2nd Fl.

Queens, NY 11101
T: 718 - 937 - 8000
F: 347 - 808 - 8778
AAFSC @ the Family Justice Centers
FJC Bronx (718) 508-1220
FJC Brooklyn (718) 250 - 5035
FJC Manhattan (212) 602-2800
FJC Queens (718) 575 - 4500
FJC Staten Island (718) 697 - 4300