South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) was founded in 2000 in response to the critical issues and tremendous barriers to social services faced by New York City’s fastest growing South Asian Community. As a nonprofit community based organization, our founding and continuing mission is to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York.
As a social service agency, we have grown and adapted to the changing needs of the populations we serve to address social, cultural, educational, and economic issues of South Asians and other marginalized immigrants in New York City. We assist clients in the areas of healthcare access, hunger relief, senior services, job readiness, civic engagement, case management, and other vital services. All our programs are free and provided by staff members that speak 11 South Asian languages and Spanish and Creole.