This database is of resources most commonly referred to when someone calls the LINK department. Search resources using the search box, or target resources by categories and tags listed to the right. YAI does not intimately know all the programs on this list. Availability and service changes are beyond our control. If you are trying to understand what an acronym might mean, check out our Acronym Guide. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182.
Goodwill Industries's Immigrants Support Services Program assists participants with matters related to citizenship and immigration status, including filling out applications to the USCIS for permanent residency or citizenship; and provides Civics/Government instructional programs. The program also helps immigrants and their children in accessing government benefits, provides translation, interpretation, and assistance in filling out legal and other administrative documents. The program serves immigrants residing in Brooklyn.
Project HAPPY’s mission is to promote the well-being of New York City’s children, youth and young adults with disabilities by providing them with individual and team sports and recreational activities. In doing so, they aim to impart improved physical health, social skills, and self-confidence. Additionally, they strive to advocate for and provide awareness of, the needs of urban children, youth, and young adults who have disabilities.
The Disabilities Network of New York City brings people, organizations, government and industry together to find soultions to the problems faced by New Yorkers with physical, visual and hearing disabilities. They work for full inclusion of people with disabilities into the vast civic, social, and economic life of New York City.
Discoveries Program workshops welcome children and adults with a range of abilities and learning styles together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. The programs are free, but advance reservation is required.
The Achilles Kids running-walking-rolling programs have been offered for over 14 years. Kids with disabilities get the opportunity to exercise regularly and compete with other runners, helping them become stronger and healthier. Equally important, they give children a way to measure achievement at any level of participation, gain confidence through their successes, and have fun.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.