OLD About Us

Inspired by the life of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, patroness of immigrants, Cabrini Immigrant Services of New York City (CIS-NYC) is committed to empowering immigrants, their families and their communities through education, participation and essential services. We strive to create positive change by fostering justice, dignity and respect.

Inspirado en la vida de Santa Francis Xavier Cabrini, patrona de los inmigrantes, Cabrini Immigrant Services se dedica a empoderar a los inmigrantes, sus familias, y sus comunidades a través de la educación, la participación, y los servicios esenciales. Nosotros nos esforzamos por crear un cambio positivo mediante el fomento de la justicia, la dignidad, y el respecto.

Cabrini Immigrant Services in lower Manhattan, New York (CIS) is a multi-service community and faith-based agency which has been providing a broad range of culturally and language appropriate services to immigrants, refugees, and asylees and their families since its inception in 1999. CIS is a subsidiary program of the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (hereinafter “CCNR”), a 501(c)(3) corporation and aging services provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term home health care, adult day health care and senior housing services. The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, founded by St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, began their historic and well-regarded work with immigrants in 1889 and currently sponsor both CIS and CCNR. The mission of CIS is to provide basic services to immigrants, in the spirit of Mother Cabrini, patron of immigrants. CIS is able to meet the needs of immigrant populations through both supportive and concrete services that encourage economic independence and social empowerment, foster individual growth and development, and promote self- determination for immigrants and their families. Since its inception in 1999, CIS (located at 139 Henry Street, New York, New York) has worked with the immigrant community all over New York City and serves all persons residing in the five boroughs of New York City regardless of age, gender, country of origin, or immigration status.