SACSS was founded in 2000 with a mission to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, civic engagement, and other benefits. We provide basic and advanced English and computer classes. SACSS runs the first South Asian food pantry in New York. All of our programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak 11 South Asian languages (Hindi हिन्दी, Bengali বাংলা, Urdu اُردُو, Punjabi پنجابی/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Gujarati ગુજરાતી , Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ, Marathi मराठी, Malayalam മലയാളം, Nepali नेपाली, Tamil தமிழ், and Telugu తెలుగు), Creole, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and English.