African Services Committee
African Services Committee (ASC) was founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees. Over the past 24 years, ASC has grown to become a multi-service agency dedicated to improving the well-being and self-sufficiency of NYC’s immigrant communities. ASC provides direct health, housing, social, and legal services to over 10,000 clients each year with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and support.
The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. Fortune Society does this by: believing in the power of individuals to change; building lives through service programs shaped by the needs and experience of our participants; and changing minds through education and advocacy to promote the creation of a fair, humane, and truly rehabilitative correctional system.
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) assists folks coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and emotional support and services. QDEP works to organize around the structural barriers and state violence that LGBTQIA TS & GNC detainee/undocumented folks face related to their immigration status, race, sexuality, and gender expression and identity.