Essential Numbers

Health and Justice

Need a 12-step program? Want to volunteer to fight hunger and homelessness? Check out these worthy organizations:

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

• 129 Fulton St., New York, NY 10038 • 212-964-5900 • fax: 212-964-1303 • info@cfthomeless.orgcoalitionforthehomeless.org

HOUSING WORKS

• 320 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10014 • 212-645-8111 • fax: 212-645-8750 • TTY users call 212-925-9560 • If TTY is not available, call New York Relay Services at 711 or 800-421-1220 • smith-caronia@housingworks.orghousingworks.org

THE HUNGER PROJECT

Global Office, 15 E. 26th St., New York, NY 10010 • 212-251-9100 • fax: 212-532-9785 • info@thp.orgthp.org

SAKHI(support group for South Asian women who are domestic-violence victims; empowering survivors to help build a society free of the abuse of women)

• P.O. Box 20208, Greeley Sq. Station, New York, NY 10001 • 212-714-9153 • sakhiny@aol.comsakhi.org

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NEW YORK CITY

Margaret Sanger Square, 26 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012 • headquarters: 212-274-7200 • to volunteer: 212-274-7284 • to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood health centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx: 212-965-7000


Substance Abuse Programs

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS • 212-647-1680 • alcoholics-anonymous.org

COCAINE ANONYMOUS• 212-929-7300 • ca.org

CRYSTAL METH ANONYMOUS • 212-642-5029, nycma.org

MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS • 212-459-4423 • marijuana-anonymous.org

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS • 212-929-6262 • na.org


Other 12-Step and Self-Help Groups

SEXUAL COMPULSIVES ANONYMOUS• 212-439-1123 • sca-recovery.org

MOOD DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP • P.O. Box 30377, New York, NY 10011 • 212-533-MDSG (6374) • fax: 212-675-0218 • info@mdsg.orgmdsg.org

Self-help organization serving individuals with depression or manic-depression (bipolar disorder), as well as their families and friends.

SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK

• 24-hour suicide hotline: 212-673-3000 • samaritansnyc.org

SUCE, SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELING AND EDUCATION

• 212-367-1385

Helps HIV-negative gay men who use alcohol and drugs to remain uninfected, and HIV-positive gay men who use alcohol and drugs to stay healthy.

NEW YORK CITY AIDS HOUSING NETWORK

• 80-A Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 • 877-615-2217 • nycahn.org

A coalition of nonprofit housing providers, AIDS service organizations, and homeless and formerly homeless people living with HIV/AIDS.

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

• 120 Wall St., 22nd fl., New York, NY 10005 • 212-363-3500 • afsp.org

AFSP funds research, education, and treatment programs aimed at the prevention of suicide.

CRIME VICTIM HOTLINE

• 2 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10001 • 212-577-7777 • ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc

Oversees programs that have been designed to benefit and assist victims of crime.

NEW YORK HELP

• 212-628-9154 • nyhelp.org

Directs the attention of medical practitioners, researchers, and community groups to the seriousness of herpes on personal, physiological, and social fronts and offers support to herpes patients and provides information on treatment.


Activist Groups

Stop complaining and do something!

ABC NO RIO

• 156 Rivington St., P.O. Box 436, Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY 10009 • 212-254-3697 • abcnorio.org

Center for art and activism, or "oppositional culture."

ACTIVE ELEMENT FOUNDATION

• 532 La Guardia Pl., #510, New York, NY 10012 • 212-905-2373 • fax: 212-694-9573 • activelement.orginfo@activelement.org

Builds relationships among grassroots youth organizers, donors, professionals, and artists.

AL-AWDA—THE PALESTINE RIGHT TO RETURN COALITION

• P.O. Box 1172, Orange, CT 06477 • info@al-awda.orgal-awda.org

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE

• 15 Rutherford Pl., New York, NY 10003 • 212-598-0950 • fax: 212-529-4603 • anaples@afsc.orgafsc.org

Quaker organization for peace and social justice.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA

• 322 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001 • 212-807-8400 • fax: 212-627-1451 • amnestyusa.org

ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (AALDEF)

• 99 Hudson St., 12th fl., New York, NY 10013 • 212-966-5932 • fax: 212-966-4303 • info@aaldef.orgaaldef.org

ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN)

• 88 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 • 877-55-ACORN, 718-246-7900 • fax: 718-246-7939 • natexdirect@acorn.org

AUDRE LORDE PROJECT (CENTER FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TWO SPIRIT, AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES)

• 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217-1607 • 718-596-0342 • fax: 718-596-1328 • alpinfo@alp.orgalp.org

BLUE MOUNTAIN CENTER

Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-0109 • 518-352-7391 • bmc1@telenet.netbluemountaincenter.org

Working group of writers, artists, musicians, and activists.

CASA ATABEX ACHÉ

• 471 East 140th St., garden level, Bronx, NY 10454 • 718-585-5540 • fax: 718-585-5980 • casaatabexache@aol.comcasaatabexache.org

Women's group for community empowerment, healing, and action.

CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

• 666 Bway, 7th fl., New York, NY 10012 • 212-614-6464 • fax: 212-614-6499 • info@ccr-ny.orgccr-ny.org

CENTRAL BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP

• 1195 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216-1815 • 718-398-1000 • info@centralbrooklyn.orgcentralbrooklyn.org

Community-based campaign to build the capacity of local, low-income people to become financially independent.

CHINESE STAFF AND WORKERS' ASSOCIATION

cswa.org

Drop-in centers:

MANHATTAN'S CHINATOWN CENTER• 15 Catherine Street, 2nd fl. rear, New York, NY 10038 • 212-619-7979 • fax: 212-374-1506

BROOKLYN WORKERS' CENTER • 5411 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210 • 718-633-9748 • fax: 718-633-9757

COALITION FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANTS

• 339 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 • 212-254-2591, 888-57-LUCHA • fax: 212-674-9139 • chri@ itapnet.org • itapnet.org/chri

COMMITTEE AGAINST ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE (CAAAV)

• 2473 Valentine Ave., Bronx, NY 10458 • 718-220-7391 • justice@caaav.org

COMMITTEES OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIALISM

• 545 Eighth Ave., 14th fl. NE, New York, NY 10018 • 212-868-3733/3334

• fax: 212-663-3650 • national@cc-ds.org • cofc.org

COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD

• 212-860-6001 • info@cvhaction.org • cvhaction.org

Low-income people on welfare working together to improve the lives of members' families and all poor people in New York City.

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