Organizations & Services in NYC

Organizations & Services in NYC

We've put together a list of organizations serving New York City's five boroughs, including resources for the LGBT community.


AIDS / HIV

ACLU LGBT Rights Project – Transgender & AIDS Project

AIDS Center of Queens County

ASCNYC – AIDS/HIV Services

BOOM!Health (formerly Bronx AIDS Services, Inc.)

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)

HIV Law Project

Housing Works (multiple services below)

Lambda Legal – HIV Services

Legal Advocacy Center – AIDS/HIV Services

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – HIV Advocacy

NYC Human Resources – AIDS/HIV Services Administration


Consumer Debt / Bankruptcy

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services – Consumer Credit, Foreclosure Prevention

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A – Consumer & Economic Advocacy

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services – Foreclosure Prevention

CAMBA – Legal Services (Consumer Law, Foreclosure Prevention)

Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO)

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Program

MFY Legal Services – Consumer Rights, Foreclosure Prevention

New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project (NYC BAP)

New York City Civil Court Help Center – Volunteer Lawyers Project

New York State Division of Consumer Protection

NYLAG – Consumer Protection, Foreclosure Prevention


Discrimination

Center for Constitutional Rights

Housing Works – Legal Support

Make the Road New York – Expanding Civil Rights

New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

New York City Human Rights Commission

New York State Division of Human Rights

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project

Urban Justice Center – Human Rights Project


Domestic Violence

Brooklyn Defender Services – Family Defense

CAMBA – Family Support, Legal Services (Domestic Violence Services)

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Day One

Her Justice

Housing Conservation Coordinators – Legal Services (Domestic Violence)

Legal Aid Society – Family/DV Practice

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Family Law & Domestic Violence

New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project, Matrimonial & Family Law

Safe Horizon (multiple services below)

Sanctuary For Families

Urban Justice Center – Domestic Violence Project


Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Unit

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Employment Law & Workers' Rights

Make the Road New York – Workplace Justice

MFY Legal Services – Workplace Justice

National Employment Lawyers Association Referral Service (NELA)/NY

National Labor Relations Board

New York City Human Rights Commission

New York State Department of Labor

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project, Employment Law

Unemployment Action Center


Family Law / Matrimonial

Brooklyn Defender Services – Family Defense Practice

CAMBA – Family Support, Legal Services (Domestic Violence Services)

Center for Family Representation

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Her Justice

Housing Works – Family Based Services (FBS), Legal Support

Immigration Equality – Couples & Families, Marriage-based Immigration

Legal Aid Society – Family/DV Practice

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Family Law & Domestic Violence

New York City Domestic Partnership Registry

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project


General Legal Services & Referrals

*see LeGaL's Lawyer Referral Network (for fee-paying clients)

Center for Constitutional Rights

City Bar Attorney Referral Service

City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline

Lambda Legal Helpdesk

Legal Aid Society

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations below)

LGBT Legal Clinics in NYC (by: New York Anti-Violence Project)

Metro Source Magazine – NYC Attorney Directory

Mobile Legal Help Center (by: New York Legal Assistance Group) A great resource for those who have difficulty traveling

New York City Civil Court Help Center

New York Civil Liberties Union

New York Law Collective/Just Info Hotline

New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI)

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) (for areas outside NYC)

New York State Unified Court System – DIY Legal Forms

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


Housing

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services – Landlord-Tenant Matters

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services – Free Tenants’ Rights Walk-In Clinic

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A – Preserving Affordable Housing

CAMBA – Housing, Legal Services (Foreclosure, Housing)

The CBJC Foreclosure Prevention Project – Foreclosure Prevention and Home Ownership

Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO)

Community Voices Heard – Affordable Housing

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Division of Housing & Community Renewal

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Rental Scams (contact hotline 1-877-FTC-HELP)

Housing Conservation Coordinators

Housing Court Answers

Housing Works – Housing Resources

Legal Aid Society – Housing Practice

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Housing and Tenants' Rights, Foreclosure Prevention & Homeowner Rights

Make the Road New York – Improving Housing

MFY Legal Services – Housing Programs (multiple services)

NYC Civil Court Help Center: Housing Court

NYLAG – LGBT Project, Tenants’ Rights, Foreclosure Prevention


Shelter and Related Services

Ali Forney Center – Homeless LGBTQ Youth

ASCNYC – Meal Program, Clothing Bank  (Clothing donations accepted)

The Bowery Mission – Homeless Shelter

CAMBA – Homeless Shelters, Homelessness Prevention

Coalition for the Homeless

The Door – Runaway & Homeless Youth

Food Bank for New York City – Food Program Locator, Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry

Make the Road New York – Fighting off Hunger & Homelessness

New York City Department of Homeless Services – Applying for Temporary Housing Assistance

Picture the Homeless

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine – Meal Services

Safe Horizon (multiple services below)

Saint John’s Bread & Life – Meal Programs, Multiple Services

Sanctuary For Families – Shelter Services

Urban Justice Center – Safety Net Project


Immigration

American-Italian Coalition of Organizations

Arab American Association of New York

Arab-American Family Support Center

Asian American Legal Defense Fund

Atlas DIY – Immigrant Youth

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services – Immigration Assistance

CAMBA – Immigration Legal Services

CAAAV – Services for low-income Asian immigrants and refugees

Central American Legal Assistance

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Her Justice

Housing Conservation Coordinators – Legal Services (Immigration Issues)

Immigration Equality

Immigrant Assistance Services in New York  (by: New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force)

Lambda Legal – Immigration

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Immigration and Immigrants' Rights

Make the Road New York – Legal & Support Services (Family & Youth Immigration)

New York City Department of Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instruction, Career Services

New York County District Attorney's Office – Immigration Affairs Unit (Immigration Fraud)

No More Fear Foundation – Asylum

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project, Immigrant Protection

Polish & Slavic Center

Saint John’s Bread & Life – Legal & Immigration Services

Sanctuary For Families – The Immigration Intervention Project (IIP)

Shorefront Jewish Community Council – Immigration Resettlement

United States Dept. of Labor – Find Work Opportunities

Urban Justice Center (multiple projects below)

Asian and South Asian Immigration Clinic


Mental Health

Ackerman Institute for the Family – Gender & Family Project

ASCNYC – Mental Health Services (in partnership with Institute for Family Health)

The Center – Counseling (CARE)

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) – Mental Health Services

Housing Works – Behavioral Health

MFY Legal Services – Mental Health Law Project, Services for Children with Mental Illness

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

Rainbow Heights

Urban Justice Center – Mental Health Project


Military

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Veterans Justice Project

OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

Urban Justice Center – Veteran Advocacy Project


Name Changes / I.D.

The CBJC LGBT Advocacy Project – Name Changes and General LGBT services

NYC Civil Court – Name Changes

Saint John’s Bread & Life – Project Identity

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) – Name Changes

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. (TLDEF) – The Name Change Project


Police Abuse

Civilian Complaint Review Board (NYC)

CopWatchNYC.org

New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) – Report Violence

New York Law Collective/Just Info Hotline

Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)

Streetwise and Safe – Police Abuse against LGBTQ Youth of Color


Criminal / Prisoners

Black & Pink – LGBTQ Prisoner Advocacy

Center for Constitutional Rights

Legal Action Center – Criminal Justice

Legal Aid Society – Criminal Defense Practice, Parole Revocation Defense, Prisoners Rights Project

MFY Legal Services – Re-entry

New York Law Collective/Just Info Hotline

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York


Public Benefits

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services – Social Security, SSI/Disability, Unemployment Insurance

Community Health Advocates program at CSSNY

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Housing Conservation Coordinators – Legal Services (Public Benefits Issues)

Housing Works – Legal Support (Access to Public Assistance)

Legal Aid Society (multiple services below)

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Government Benefits

Make the Road New York – Promoting Health

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project, Benefits Unit

Patient Advocate Foundation (formerly The Jennifer Jaff Center/Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illnesses)

Saint John’s Bread & Life – Benefit Acquisition, SNAP (Food Stamps) Services

Shorefront Jewish Community Council – Computerized Benefits Check-Up Program

Urban Justice Center – Safety Net Project


Seniors

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush

Housing Conservation Coordinators – Legal Services (Elder Law)

Legal Aid Society – Brooklyn Office for the Aging, Elder Law

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Elder Law

MFY Legal Services – Senior Rights, Kinship Caregiver Rights, Nursing Home Residents Project

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources for Seniors

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)


Taxes / IRS

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services – IRS Taxpayer Assistance, Elderly Tax Credit

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A – Low Income Tax Payer Clinic

Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO)

Housing Conservation Coordinators – Tax Clinic (February–April)

Legal Aid Society – Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Legal Services NYC (multiple locations) – Taxpayer Assistance

Saint John’s Bread & Life – Tax Project


Transgender

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. (TLDEF)

Trans Voices: Trans Women Support Group

 


Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Housing Conservation Coordinators – Legal Services (End of life directives)

Housing Works – Legal Support

NYLAG – LGBT Law Project, Total Life Choices (TLC)


Youth

* see also our LGBT Youth Resource Guide

ACLU – LGBT Rights Project–LGBT Youth

Ali Forney Center

Atlas DIY – Youth Immigration

Coalition for the Homeless – Youth Homelessness

The Door

Housing Works – Youth Services

Lawyers for Children – LGBTQ Youth Project

Make the Road New York – Youth Power Project

Safe Horizon – Youth Homelessness

Sanctuary For Families – Children & Youth Services

Streetwise and Safe – Police Abuse against LGBTQ Youth of Color

Urban Justice Center – Peter Cicchino Youth Project

 


Cultural Organizations for the LGBT Community

Muslims for Progressive Values

SALGA-NYC – Serving the Desi Queer Community

Latino Pride Center


Business

Lawyers Alliance for New York – Nonprofit Legal Assistance

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

NYU Business Law Transactions Clinic

Urban Justice Center – Community Development Program (see Capacity-Building Assistance Program for forming a nonprofit)

City Bar Justice Center – Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (Intake at 212-382-6633)

 


LGBT Community Centers

The LGBT Community Center  (The Center)

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Bronx LGBTQ Community Services Center

Queens LGBT Community Center (Q Center)

Queens Pride House

Pride Center of Staten Island


Disability

Disability and Civil Rights Clinic (by: Brooklyn Law School) Also available in Spanish