Our Mission

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC (CIS-NYC) provides essential services to immigrants in the spirit of Mother Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants and founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our mission is to empower immigrants, their families and their communities through education, access to essential services, civic participation and community building. We strive to work together with the immigrant community to create a more inclusive society by fostering justice, dignity and respect.

About Us

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. We serve all persons residing in New York City regardless of age, race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or immigration status.