Who We Are

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC, Inc. (CIS-NYC) is a multi-service community and faith-based 501c(3) Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited agency that provides a broad range of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to immigrants, refugees, asylees, and their families. CIS-NYC, founded in 1999 and located in the historically immigrant Lower East Side of Manhattan, is able to meet the unique needs of diverse immigrant populations through supportive services and concrete assistance which encourage economic independence and social empowerment, foster individual growth and development, and promote self-determination for immigrant families, children and youth.

Multi-cultural and multi-lingual CIS-NYC staff members and volunteers provide a wide range of essential services including:

  • Direct immigration legal services

  • Case management and short-term crisis intervention counseling

  • Programming for students and families

  • The largest weekly food pantry on the Lower East Side

  • Information and referrals to community resources

  • Engagement in community organizing and advocacy

  • Monthly Know Your Rights workshops.

CIS-NYC is a member of the New York Immigration Coalition and works collaboratively with a number of other community-based organizations and churches city-wide to provide informational seminars and referrals to all clients.