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
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 email@example.com housingworks.org
THE HUNGER PROJECT
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)
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
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
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
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.
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
Builds relationships among grassroots youth organizers, donors, professionals, and artists.
AL-AWDATHE PALESTINE RIGHT TO RETURN COALITION
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
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)
ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN)
88 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 877-55-ACORN, 718-246-7900 fax: 718-246-7939 firstname.lastname@example.org
AUDRE LORDE PROJECT (CENTER FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TWO SPIRIT, AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES)
BLUE MOUNTAIN CENTER
Working group of writers, artists, musicians, and activists.
CASA ATABEX ACHÉ
Women's group for community empowerment, healing, and action.
CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
CENTRAL BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP
Community-based campaign to build the capacity of local, low-income people to become financially independent.
CHINESE STAFF AND WORKERS' ASSOCIATION
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org cofc.org
COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD
212-860-6001 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org fiscalpolicy.org
P.O. Box 403, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10036 212-592-3507 fax: 651-321-1845 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org glsen.org
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.
151 W. 30th St., 10th fl., New York, NY 10001 212-594-2155 fax: 212-594-2380 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com healthgap.org
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
350 Fifth Ave., 34th fl., New York, NY 10118-3299 212-290-4700 fax: 212-736-1300 firstname.lastname@example.org hrw.org
INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER
39 W. 14th Street, #206, New York, NY 10011 212-633-6646 fax: 212-633-2889 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org jfrej.org
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER
208 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011 212-620-7310 gaycenter.org
121 W. 27th St., rm. 301, New York, NY 10001 212-627-0444 fax: 212-675-3704 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org malcolmxgrassroots.com
Electronic advocacy network.
NATIONAL CONGRESS FOR PUERTO RICAN RIGHTS
P.O. Box 1307, Madison Sq. Station, New York, NY 10159 212-631-4263 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Defends women's rights.
PRO-CHOICE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECT
888-253-CHOICE fax: 212-977-4578 firstname.lastname@example.org protectchoice.org
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 ALLIANCESUNY AT STONY BROOK
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org warresisters.org
Advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.
WELFARE LAW CENTERLOW 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org womenforafghanwomen.org
WOMEN IN ISLAM
P.O. Box 814, Lincoln Station , New York, NY 10037-0814 212-576-8875 fax: 212-491-9185 email@example.com 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
Grassroots community and labor-based political party.
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