HEALTH SERVICES &
Access healthcare, navigate the system, and advocate for your rights.
Obtain benefits—from Medicare to Metrocards, find community, and enjoy activities together.
Find South Asian staples, pulses, spices and more at our Flushing food pantry.
South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) was founded in 2000 in response to critical issues raised around the tremendous barriers to social services faced by New York City’s fast-growing South Asian community.
We are a not-for-profit Community Based Organization. Our mission is to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the civic and economic life of New York. SACSS’ target diaspora is comprised of immigrants and their children hailing from the South Asian region which includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the Maldives. It also includes Indo-Caribbeans who are individuals from Caribbean nations who trace their heritage back to South Asia.
We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access and awareness, connect them to various benefits, provide senior support services, promote civic engagement, and advocate for social justice. We also provide basic and advanced English and computer courses and run the first South Asian food pantry in New York. All of SACSS’ programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak 11 different South Asian languages (Hindi हिन्दी, Bengali বাংলা, Urdu اُردُو, Punjabi پنجابی/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Gujarati ગુજરાતી , Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ, Marathi मराठी, Malayalam മലയാളം, Nepali खस कुरा, Tamil தமிழ், and Telugu తెలుగు), Creole, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and English.
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South Asian Council for Social Services
143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355
(718) 321-7929 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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SACSS was created 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, other benefits and civic engagement. 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 Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.