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.

CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE)

• 817 Bway, 3rd fl., P.O. Box 264, New York, NY 10003 • 212-598-4000 • core-online.org

Aims to bring about equality for all people regardless of race, creed, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background.

CRITICAL RESISTANCE NYC

• 968 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11328 • 718-398-2825 • fax: 718-398-2856 • crnyc@criticalresistance.org • criticalresistance.org

Against the prison-industrial complex.

DESIS RISING UP AND MOVING (DRUM)

• 72-26 Bway, 4th fl., Jackson Heights, NY 11372 • 718-205-3036 • fax: 718-205-3037 • drum@drumnation.org • drumnation.org

Social justice organization for South Asian immigrants.

EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK

John M. Miller • 48 Duffield St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718-596-7668 • nyetan@etan.org • etan.org

THE FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION NY

• 3930 46th St., Sunnyside, NY 11104 • NewYorkFOR@aol.com • forusa.org

FIFTH AVENUE COMMITTEE

• 141 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 • 718-857-2990 • fax: 718-857-4322 • fac@fifthave.org • fifthave.org

Group of residents working together to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn.

FISCAL POLICY INSTITUTE

• Local contact: James Parrott • 275 Seventh Ave., 6th fl., New York, NY 10001 • 212-414-9001 • parrott@ fiscalpolicy.org • info@fiscalpolicy.org • fiscalpolicy.org

GABRIELA NETWORK

• P.O. Box 403, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10036 • 212-592-3507 • fax: 651-321-1845 • gabnet@gabnet.org • gabnet.org

Philippine American women's solidarity group.

GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION (GLAAD)

• 248 W. 35th St., 8th fl., New York, NY 10001 • 212-629-3322 • fax: 212-629-3225 • glaad.org

GAY, LESBIAN, AND STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK (GLSEN)

• 121 W. 27th St., ste. 804, New York, NY 10001-6207 • 212-727-0135 • fax 212-727-0254 • glsen@glsen.org • glsen.org

GLOBAL KIDS

• 561 Bway, New York, NY 10012 • 212- 226 0130 • fax: 212-226 0137 • info@ globalkids.org • globalkids.org

Prepares urban youth to become global citizens and community leaders.

GREEN GUERILLAS

• 151 W. 30th St., 10th fl., New York, NY 10001 • 212-594-2155 • fax: 212-594-2380 • ggsnyc@interport.net • greenguerillas.org

Creates community gardens.

GROOTS INTERNATIONAL (GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING TOGETHER IN SISTERHOOD)

• 249 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 • 718-388-8915 • fax: 718-388-0285 • grootsss@aol.com • groots.org

HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE

• 1916 Park Ave., ste. 212, New York, NY 10037 • 212-234-6200 • fax: 212-234-2340 • hcz.org

Nonprofit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in some of New York City's most devastated neighborhoods.

HEALTH GAP (GLOBAL ACCESS PROJECT)

• 511 E. 5th Street, #4, New York, NY 10009 • 212-674-9598 • fax: 212-208-4533 • info@healthgap.org • healthgap.org

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

• 350 Fifth Ave., 34th fl., New York, NY 10118-3299 • 212-290-4700 • fax: 212-736-1300 • hrwnyc@hrw.org • hrw.org

INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER

• 39 W. 14th Street, #206, New York, NY 10011 • 212-633-6646 • fax: 212-633-2889 • iacenter@action-mail.org • iacenter.org

Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed.

INTERNATIONAL ANSWER (ACT NOW TO STOP WAR AND END RACISM)

• 39 West 14th Street, #206, New York, NY 10011 • 212-633-6646 • info@internationalanswer.org • internationalanswer.org

JEWISH OUTREACH INSTITUTE

• 1270 Bway, ste. 609, New York, NY 10001 • 212-760-1440 • joi.org

JEWS AGAINST THE OCCUPATION

• P.O. Box 494, Prince St. Station, New York, NY 10012 • 212-539-6683 • jatonyc@yahoo.com • jewsagainst-theoccupation.org • mailing list: lefty-jews-events@yahoogroups

JEWS FOR RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE (JFREJ)

• 140 W. 22nd St., #302, New York, NY 10011 • 212-647-8966 • fax: 212-647-7124 • jfrej@igc.org • jfrej.org

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER

• 208 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011 • 212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

MADRE

• 121 W. 27th St., rm. 301, New York, NY 10001 • 212-627-0444 • fax: 212-675-3704 • madre@madre.org • madre.org

International women's human rights group.

MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING

301 Grove St., Brooklyn, NY 11237 • 718-418-7690 • fax: 718-418-9635

Community activist group.

MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

• 388 Atlantic Ave., 3rd fl., Brooklyn, NY 11217 • 718-254-8800 • mxgmny@hotmail.com • malcolmxgrassroots.com

MOVE ON

moveon.orgmoveon.org/keepmeposted/volunteer.html

Electronic advocacy network.

NATIONAL CONGRESS FOR PUERTO RICAN RIGHTS

• P.O. Box 1307, Madison Sq. Station, New York, NY 10159 • 212-631-4263 • rmg36@columbia.edu, frescofua@ boriucanet.org • columbia.edu/~rmg36/NCPRR.html

NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE

• 540 W. 48th St., 3rd fl., New York, NY 10036 • 212-242-3002

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD

• 143 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016 • 212-679-5100 • fax: 212-679-2811 • nlgno@nlg.org • nlg.org

NATIONAL MOBILIZATION AGAINST SWEATSHOPS (NMASS)

• 30 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 • P.O. Box 130293, New York, NY 10013-0995 • 718-625-9091 • fax:718-625-8950 • nmass@yahoo.com • nmass.org/nmass/index.html

NEW IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

• 71-34 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11372 • 718-205-8796 • fax: 718-505-7130 • nynice.org

A cross-cultural, grassroots nonprofit organization that uses advocacy and public education to ensure that new immigrants are influential in civic, governmental, and public affairs.

NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO

• 31 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011 • 212-604-9552 • fax: 212-604-9550 • nycaflcio@aol.com • nycclc.org

Aims to champion the rights of working men and women in New York City.

NYC ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE

• 115 W. 30th St., ste. 709, New York, NY 10001 • 212-239-8882 • fax: 212-239-2838 • nyceja.org

Links grassroots organizations, low-income neighborhoods, and communities of color in their struggle against environmental racism.

NEW YORK CITY PEOPLE'S LIFE FUND

• 339 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 • nycplf.org • info@nycplf.org

Redirects war taxes to socially productive organizations, acts as a link with community groups, and explores the possibilities of coalition building.

NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

• 125 Broad St., 17th fl., New York, NY 10004 • 212-344-3005 • fax 212-344-3318 • nyclu.org

NEW YORK CIVIL RIGHTS COALITION

• 3 W. 35th St., penthouse, New York, NY 10001 • 212-563-5636 • nycivilrights.org

NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

• 3 W. 29th St., ste. 1007, New York, NY 10001 • nyagv@nyagv.org • 212-679-2345 • fax: 212-679-2484 • nyagv.org

NEW YORK PROGRESSIVE NETWORK

• 41 E. 70th St., New York, NY 10021-4941 • 212-452-7728 • fax: 212-535-7534 • nypn.org orks to advance a progressive vision of public affairs for New York City.

NOW LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND

• 395 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 • 212-925-6635 • fax: 212-226-1066 • peo@nowldef.org

Defends women's rights.

PRO-CHOICE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECT

• 888-253-CHOICE • fax: 212-977-4578 • pep@protectchoice.org • protectchoice.org

PUBLIC ALLIES

• 151 W. 30th Street, 10th fl., New York, NY 10001 • 212-244-5335 • fax: 212-244-2682 • publicallies.org

Advances diverse young leaders with the values and long-term commitment to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.

PUERTO RICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND

• 99 Hudson St., 14th fl., New York, NY 10013-2815 • 212-219-3360, 800-328-2322 • fax: 212-431-4276 • prldef.org

Works to secure, promote, and protect the civil and human rights of the Puerto Rican and wider Latino community.

REFUSE AND RESIST!

• 305 Madison Ave., ste. 1166, New York, NY 10165 • 212-713-5657 • refuseandresist.org

SISTA II SISTA

• 89 St. Nicholas Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237 • 718-366-2450, ext. 0 • fax: 718-366-7416 • sistaiisista.org

Brooklyn-wide working-class black and Latina women building a society based on liberation and love.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE—SUNY AT STONY BROOK

www.ic.sunysb.edu/clubs/justice

Student organization committed to the struggle for community, democracy, and social justice.

SOUTH BRONX CLEAN AIR COALITION

• 541-549 E. 138th St., Bronx, NY 10454 • 718-742-5770 • fax: 718-742-5772 • sbcac@southbronxcac.org • southbronxcac.org

STONEWALL VETERANS' ASSOCIATION

• 70A Greenwich Ave., ste. 120, New York, NY 10011 • 212-627-1969 • stonewallvets.org

Represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history and culture.

UNICEF NEW YORK

• 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 • 212-326-7000 • unicef.org

Promotes the survival, protection, and development of all children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy, and education.

UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

• 37 Howe St., New Haven, CT 06511 • 203-777-4605• urpe@labornet.org • urpe.org

Devoted to the study, development, and application of radical political economic analysis to social problems.

UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE NY

• P.O. Box 607, Times Sq. Station, New York, NY 10108 • 212-868-5545 • unitedforpeace.org

A coalition of more than 60 community, labor, religious, peace, and other organizations in the greater New York area.

URBAN JUSTICE CENTER

• 666 Bway, 10th fl., New York, NY 10012 • 646-602-5600 • info@urbanjustice.org • urbanjustice.org

Provides legal representation and advocacy for poor and homeless New Yorkers.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

• 340 W. 85th St., New York, NY 10024 • 212-873-2600 • voa-gny.org

National, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs, and opportunities for individual and community involvement.

WAR RESISTERS LEAGUE

• 339 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 • 212-228-0450 • fax: 212-228-6193 • wrl@warresisters.org • warresisters.org

Advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.

WELFARE LAW CENTER—LOW INCOME NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT

• 275 Seventh Ave., ste. 1205, New York, NY 10001 • 212-633-6967 • lincproject.org

Initiative to enable low-income grassroots groups to use technology to advance campaigns on economic security issues and to build their members' leadership and computer technology skills.

WEST HARLEM ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION (WE ACT)

• 271 W. 125th St., ste. 308, New York, NY 10027-4424 • weact.org orks to improve environmental quality and to secure environmental justice in predominantly African American and Latino communities.

WETLANDS ACTIVISM CENTER

• P.O. Box 344, New York, NY 10108 • 201-968-0595 • fax: 201-968-0595 • activism@wetlands-preserve.org • wetlands-preserve.org/index.php

Fights for human, animal, and earth liberation through protest, direct action, street theater, political advocacy, and public education.

WOMEN FOR AFGHAN WOMEN

• 35-32 Union St., 2nd fl., Flushing, NY 11354 • 718-321-2434, 718-321-2592 • office@womenforafghanwomen.org • womenforafghanwomen.org

WOMEN IN ISLAM

• P.O. Box 814, Lincoln Station , New York, NY 10037-0814 • 212-576-8875 • fax: 212-491-9185 • fyi@womeninislam.org • womeninislam.org

WORKERS SOLIDARITY ALLIANCE

• 339 Lafayette St., rm. 202, New York, NY 10012 • 212-979-8353 • fax: 973-773-9337 • wsany@ hotmail.com • workersolidarity.org

An anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian organization of activists promoting solidarity and self-management.

WORKING FAMILIES PARTY

• 88 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 • 718-222-3796 • fax: 718-246-3718 • wfp@workingfamiliesparty.orgworkingfamiliesparty.org

Grassroots community and labor-based political party.

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