OLD History

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.