Know Your Rights



Know Your Rights Cards

These cards contain information about your rights if you are stopped by immigration or police, as well as space for important contact information. The card can be handed to police or ICE agents to explain that you are exercising your right to remain silent until you have spoken to a lawyer. Print our your own card or come to Cabrini to pick up a copy and keep it with you at all times!

Estas tarjetas tienen información sobre sus derechos si lo detiene un oficial de inmigración o la policía, y espacio para datos importantes. Puede entregar esta tarjeta al oficial para explicar que usted está ejerciendo su derecho a rehusarse a contestar pregustas hasta que pueda consultar con un abogado. ¡Imprima su propia tarjeta o venga a Cabrini para recoger una copia y manténgala con usted en todo momento!


Download & print your own cards here:

Know Your Rights Card – English

Tarjeta de Conozca sus Derechos – Español


Legal Services

To find free and low-cost immigration legal service providers, go to

Para buscar servicios legales de inmigración gratuitos y de bajo costo, vaya a


Social Service Agencies

The following organizations and offices offer valuable social services which many of CIS-NYC’s clientele has utilized in the past.



  • Bowery Mission

“The Bowery Mission and Kids With A Promise is called to minister in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.”

132 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
1.800.BOWERY.1 (269379.1)


  • Catholic Charities

“The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York provides a range of programs and services to assist the poor and vulnerable, non-Catholics and Catholics alike. Our federation of agencies offers a variety of specialized assistance suited to individual needs.”
1011 First Avenue 11th Floor
New York, NY 10022


  • Grand Street Settlement

“Grand St. Settlement provides residents of the Lower East Side and Bushwick, Brooklyn communities with the tools and support they need to overcome challenging circumstances and build productive lives and futures.”
80 Pitt Street
New York, NY 10002


  • Henry Street Settlement

“Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity to enrich lives and enhance human progress for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.”
265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002


  • The New York Immigration Coalition

“The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.”
137-139 West 25th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001


  • New York State Youth Leadership Council

“Undocumented youth led, membership led, organization that empowers immigrant youth to drop the fear and challenge the broken immigration system through leadership development, grassroots organizing, educational advancement, and a safe space for self-expression.” 
339 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012


  • Roberto Clemente Center

“The Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Program was established in 1982. The Center has three components: Mental Health, Primary Health Care and Community Health. Our programs provide family-oriented, culturally sensitive primary health care, psychotherapy, educational and training opportunities.”
540 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10009
Main Phone:(212) 387-7400


  • Safe Horizon

“For victims of crime and abuse.”
2 Lafayette Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10007
Office Number: 212.577.7700
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.4673
Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.4357
Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest Hotline: 212.227.3000
TDD Number for ALL Hotlines: 866.604.5350


  • Sanctuary for Families

“Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services.”
Manhattan Office: 212.349.6009
Queens Office: 718.575.4500


  • New York Alliance Against Sexual Violence

List of programs offering counseling and other resources to undocumented victims of sexual violence.
Phone: (212) 229-0345 x302
Hotline: SA – (212) 514-7233


  • NYC Family Justice Center

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV), established in 2001, oversees the citywide delivery of domestic violence services, develops policies and programs, and works with diverse communities to increase awareness of domestic violence. OCDV works alongside City agencies, community based and advocacy organizations, local leaders, and service providers to expand access to services citywide for victims and their children to receive the help that they need.
Manhattan: 80 Centre St.
(212) 602-2800
Bronx: 198 East 161st Street, Bronx
(718) 508-1222
Brooklyn: 350 Jay Street, downtown Brooklyn
(718) 250-5111 and select 6
Queens: 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens
(718) 575-4500



English as a Second Language (ESL) & Adult Education Resources

University Settlement – The Adult Literacy Program
175 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
(212) 533-6306

New York Public Library

Literacy Partners, Inc.
75 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10016
(212) 725-9200

Catholic Charities Of Brooklyn And Queens – Adult Education
14-14 29th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11102
(718) 932-0909

Henry Street Settlement – Workforce Development Center
99 Essex St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10002
(212) 478-5400

Chinese-American Planning Council – Employment and Training Division
165 Eldridge Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002
(212) 941-0041

Grand St. Settlement – Singlestop
80 Pitt St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 674-1740

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