COVID-19 Resources and Program Updates

As a provider of essential services, AAFSC remains open during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency in New York. We have worked with city and state agencies to move our services to confidential teleconferencing arrangements and remote learning schedules to continue safely serving our vulnerable immigrant and refugee clients.

AAFSC has created comprehensive COVID-19 guides in English, Arabic, Bangla, and Urdu that provides information on how to access resources aimed at supporting New Yorkers during the coronavirus outbreak, including housing assistance, food assistance, and healthcare navigation.

Please access our COVID-19 guide by clicking a translation below:


COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Abass Noor, MD, Resident Physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, recently presented information about the COVID-19 vaccine to AAFSC staff members and held a Q&A session to share vital information and reduce misinformation. The video can be accessed below for viewing.

For additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine in New York, including how and where to receive it, please review this FAQ document from the City of New York in English, বাংলাالعربية , اردو, Español, and Français.


AAFSC Remains Open

Watch this short video to learn more about how we’re supporting our community members, and hear directly from an AAFSC client. Thank you to Mark Street for producing this video for AAFSC!

AAFSC Updated Program Hours

Please refer to the guide below for our updated program hours. We will continue to update this page as we receive new information.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call our office at 718-643-8000.

Anti-Violence Program

PHONE HOURS (Please call our confidential Helpline: 1-800-980-6114)

Health Insurance Enrollment

OFFICE HOURS (By appointment only):


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) Enrollment

OFFICE HOURS (By appointment only):


Mental Health Counseling

VIRTUAL HOURS (By appointment only through HIPAA-compliant platform):

Legal Services Program

OFFICE HOURS (By appointment only)

Preventive Program

OFFICE HOURS (By appointment only):

Home visits will be conducted as usual with additional safety measures in place.

Young Adult Program


Readiness Program (ESOL & Citizenship Classes)


Emergency Fund

OFFICE HOURS (By appointment only)


Caregiver-Child Bonding Circle

Staff are conducting follow-up calls and conversations.