Research Institute

The Arab-American Family Support Center is committed to measuring our impact and utilizing culturally and linguistically responsive evaluation practices to ensure ongoing improvement of our programs and initiatives. We are proud to prioritize research and analysis that expands our understanding of community needs and highlights the impact of culturally appropriate intervention.

AAFSC Research Institute Highlights


reported that COVID-19 caused economic hardship due to pandemic-related job loss and business closures


reported a health-related need in our Community Needs Assessment, examining pressing needs between March 2020 - June 2021


of AAFSC's Caregiver-Child Bonding Circle participants agree that they understand the types of caregiving practices that foster early childhood development

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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Workshops Evaluation

This new AAFSC Research Institute report examines the efficacy of culturally tailored vaccine education and offers recommendations to COVID-19 vaccine providers on how to effectively reach immigrant communities.

Community Health & Well-Being

Accessibility of Halal Food Aid in NYC

A mixed methods study on the availability of halal food aid in NYC and the barriers food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens face in providing halal food. 

Food Security Initiatives, Cultural Competency

Community Health Needs Assessment

Assessing the quality of health and healthcare access in AMEMNSASA communities and examining potential
gaps and deficiencies in the level of healthcare access among AAFSC’s service population.

Community Health & Well-Being

Affordable Health Services in NYC’s Immigrant Communities

Proximity of FQHCs in New York City’s underserved, socially vulnerable Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian communities.

Community Health & Well-Being

Mental Health Initiative Program Evaluation

NYC’s immigrant and refugee communities are experiencing an unprecedented need for mental health support. In this report, we examine the impact of AAFSC’s Mental Health Initiative.

Community Health & Well-Being, Mental Health Initiatives

Adult Readiness Evaluation Report

In the AAFSC Research Institute’s latest Program Evaluation report, we examine the measurable impact of our services and take a closer look at AAFSC’s expansion and evolution of our adult education initiatives in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult Readiness

Housing Needs Panel Discussion

Watch our Housing Needs Panel Discussion that discusses the nature and severity of housing insecurity in low-income immigrant and refugee communities and solutions that will support families in securing and maintaining stable housing.

Emergency Fund, Community Health & Well-Being

Housing Needs Assessment Report

The AAFSC Research Institute conducted a comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment survey with over 350 families to better understand the nature and severity of this housing crisis.

Emergency Fund, Community Health & Well-Being

Government Aid Efficacy Report

In this latest report by the AAFSC Research Institute, we examine the efficacy of recently launched government economic recovery programs, such as the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), the Excluded Workers Fund, and the Expanded Child Tax Credit, in reaching low-income immigrant and refugee communities.

December 21, 2021

Emergency Fund, Community Health & Well-Being

Health Messaging for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

The AAFSC Research Institute is proud to have contributed to the SUNY Prepare Innovation and Internship Seed Grant Program’s recent study on addressing the impact of COVID-19 vaccinations on limited English proficient populations in NY.

Community Health & Well-Being, Mental Health Initiatives