African Services Committee

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 429 West 127th Street, 2nd Floor
New York
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
Founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees to give a helping hand to other newcomers, today African Services is a multiservice agency based in Harlem and dedicated to assisting immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African Diaspora.
Its programs address the needs of newcomers affected by war, persecution, poverty, and global health inequalities. Health, housing, legal, educational, and social services are provide to 10,000 people each year. Staff representing more than 20 countries and speaking over 25 languages provide culturally and linguistically relevant support to this diverse and growing community.
Expanding HIV prevention and access to AIDS treatment and care is central to the commitee's mission. African Services has taken this work from Harlem to the frontlines of the global pandemic and now operates four HIV clinics in Ethiopia.
The African Services Committee is committed to challenging stigma and discrimination at all levels and supporting individuals, families and communities most impacted by AIDS.
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