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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany works "to address basic human need at all stages of life regardless of race, religious belief, ethnicity, or lifestyle with special emphasis on the poor and vulnerable in our society." They are one of the largest social services agencies in the region, helping more than 76,000 local people each year.
Immigration Legal Services
Services include consultation, counseling, and preparation of petitions and applications for, among other benefits, lawful permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.
40 North Main Avenue (by appointment only)
Albany, NY 12203
The New York Immigration Coalition "promotes immigrants' full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collection action for New York's diverse immigrant communities." Their website contains a Referral Guide for DACA recipients seeking to renew their status before the October 5th deadline, including assistance available in Albany.
Located in the Pine Hill's neighborhood of Albany, RISSE "is a family-based center that supports newcomers in building sustainable lives in the United States." RISSE provides the local immigrant community with ESL instruction, computer access for job and housing searches, naturalization and citizenship classes, immigration and legal advisory services, among other services. Located in the Emmaus United Methodist Church
715 Morris Street
Albany, NY 12208
518-621-1041, 518-567-4354, 518-505-1737
MON - FRI 11 AM - 7 PM
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants seeks to help the "world's most vulnerable rebuild their lives." This nationwide network, with an office in Albany, provides individuals with community connections, links to healthcare, access to basic human necessities, interpretation services, and legal representation.
991 Broadway, Suite 223
Albany, NY 12204
By appointment: MON - THUR 9 AM - 5 PM
Drop-in hours: WEDS and THURS 1 - 3 PM