AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized to partners and policymakers, aiding New York’s most vulnerable populations.
We are passionate about advocating for the community and ensuring equity and an end to xenophobia, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, homophobia, othering, and all forms of oppression.
As such, we work to amplify the voices of the marginalized and under-resourced communities and give a platform to the communities who are often excluded from conversations about their rights. Most recently, we supported the New York City Commission on Human Rights in their report on discrimination leading up to and following the 2016 presidential election. We stand with the community at rallies and advocate in local politics to ensure the needs of our communities are not forgotten.
60 individuals received ongoing mental health support during a time of anxiety and stress.
78 individuals enrolled in SNAP benefits, enabling them to achieve food security.
200 community members attended health workshops or health education fairs.
The Arab-American Family Support Center also works with the youth to establish mechanisms for them to express themselves and enrich the conversations occurring in our city. Through our I Need to Be Heard campaign, our young adults shared personal stories across many platforms to build cross-cultural understanding and trust.