Please view just a few examples of our Awards & Accomplishments over the years:


Assisted over 12,000 individuals in accessing healthcare (Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, financial assistance, and charity care) and health information.


Conducted health screenings for over 6500 people at health fairs, and community and faith-based centers.


Informed over 1500 elderly of Medicare access, as well as methods of dealing with loneliness, isolation, and depression.


Provided information and assistance on public insurance programs to 150 South Asian small businesses, faith-based centers, and community centers.


Offered over 1000 South Asian parents information on health and nutrition, communication with their children, and liaised between 86 parents and NYC Administration for Children’s Services .


Provided 200 family members of direct victims of 9/11 with individual and group therapy, and case management.


Trained 475 clients in conversational English for future employment and  citizenship exams.


Interviewed over 600 individuals and released the report, “Unlocking the Golden Door - A Report on the Needs of South Asian New Yorkers”.


Advocated with elected officials on our community’s behalf regarding language access and healthcare for all.


Started a South Asian Food Pantry at SACSS office.


Received the Union Square Award for working with families of victims of 9/11 in 2003.


Received India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service, 2009.


Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a valued partner, 2010.


Sudha Acharya awarded Swami Vivekananda National Award, 2011.


Sudha Acharya recognized as a leader during the Asian American Pacific Islander month by Flushing government, 2013.


Received Domestic Harmony Foundation Change Maker Award in 2015.



South Asian Council for Social Services

143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355

(718) 321-7929   |


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.