Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by protecting & nurturing children & youth, feeding the hungry & sheltering the homeless, strengthening families & resolving crises, supporting the physically & emotionally challenged, and welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees.


First Friends of New Jersey and New York

First Friends of NJ and NY upholds the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers. We promote compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy.



HIAS is a Jewish American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees. HIAS was established in 1881 to aid Jewish refugees but has since expanded to assist refugees at large. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees from around the globe rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.


International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.


New Sanctuary Coalition

For 10 years, the New Sanctuary Coalition has been led by and for immigrants to stop the inhumane system of deportations and detentions in this country. Our small and scrappy team works with an army of over 500 volunteers to provide person-to-person support to many hundreds of immigrants — the people we call “friends,” not clients — facing detention and deportation.


RDJ Refugee Shelter

The RDJ Refugee Shelter is currently the only shelter in New York City specifically for homeless asylum seekers and refugees. We provide holistic care, support and advocacy for asylum seekers who are experiencing housing insecurity and resources they need to thrive in their new home.


RIF Asylum Support

RIF was established in 2006 to fill the void of support faced by asylum seekers. This void is now aggravated by anti-asylum policies, created a climate of fear.



Ruth’s Refuge provides home furnishings and essentials to refugees, asylees and asylum seekers in New York City. Even after arriving and securing an apartment, many families are unable to invest in furniture and other home goods, often sleeping on the floor, as they work to pay off debts and establish a new life. Ruth’s Refuge is the only organization in the city dedicated to providing the building blocks of a new home for refugees.