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NYDIS Haiti Recovery Programs in Operation:

NYDIS programs, in partnership with our members and partners, have provided relief or referral services to over 400 earthquake impacted Haitian households living in NYC or repatriated to the U.S. from Haiti. These services are available to directly impacted Haitian families and Haitian religious leaders or religious leaders of Haitian houses of worship.

New York City Haiti Earthquake Assistance Guide:
The purpose of this New York City Haiti Earthquake Assistance Guide is to provide information about relief services available to those impacted by the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. It is arranged in sections based the types of services provided by different non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. Each listing includes basic information on the available services, how the agency providing the service can be contacted, and eligibility requirements when applicable. Although these agencies offer numerous ongoing services, some of their programs are offered only during emergencies, and they depend on resources with limited availability.

The inclusion of an organization in this guide does not guarantee access to its services nor is it an endorsement of the organization. Most services are free, but resources designated with ($) are not free; the client may have to pay for the item or service. Updates for this guide are ongoing, and additional information on assistance, services, and programs will be provided with each edition.

Please contact Mary Opler at if you know of a service that should be added to this guide. Be sure to include as much contact information as possible so your update can be verified.

To download as a PDF: click here (353kb) Updated version 03.26.2010
New York State Haiti Earthquake Family Resource Center (HERC):
  • NY State & NYC OEM Agencies with, ARC, NY Cares & NYDIS
  • Location:
  • NYS State Armory
  • 1579 Bedford Avenue, between Union and President Streets in Brooklyn
  • Hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-8PM  ● Sat 11AM-4PM ● Closed Sunday
  • Contact: NYDIS Desk – 347-524-7455 ● Email:
  • NYDIS is lead agency for Exit Interviews & Unmet Needs Assessments
  • Interview and assess services provided to all clients
  • Determine unmet needs of each client
  • Compile Daily Situation Reports for NY State, NYC OEM & NYDIS Agencies
  • NYDIS Chaplains are providing disaster spiritual care onsite
  • Volunteers Needed: (Creole/French Speaking Preferred), Email:

  • Haiti Earthquake Family Support Center: Haitian Church of the Brethren (With ARC)
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care for families with deceased or missing relatives in Haiti.
  • Internet Equipped Computers for families to register missing relatives online.
  • Referrals for TPS Clinics & Thursday TPS Clinic with MCC & LCC
  • Legal Aid Referrals
  • Adoption Referrals to get related orphaned children in Haiti to the U.S.
  • Hot Meals provided by the United Sikhs
  • Location:
  • Haitian First Church of the Brethren
  • 1783 Flatbush Avenue (Between Ave J & K)
  •  Hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-8PM  ● Sat 10AM-4PM ● Closed Sunday
  • Contact Info: Phone: 917-284-7938 ● Email:
  • Volunteers From: ARC, Church of the Brethren, Mennonite Central Committee, New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, NDIN, NYDIS and UNITED Sikhs

  • Free Emergency Immigration Legal Aid (By Limited Referral Via Family Support Center Only)
  • Co-sponsored by United Sikhs

  • Weekly Free TPS Clinic (Thursdays)
  • Co-sponsored by Lutheran Immigration Services & Mennonite Central Committee Immigration Program
  • Location:
  • Haitian First Church of the Brethren
  • 1783 Flatbush Avenue (Between Ave J & K)
  • Hours: Thursday, February 11th 4PM-8PM (By Appointment Only)
  • Contact Info: Phone: 917-284-7938 ● Email:

  • Upcoming TPS Clinic Dates
  • Co-sponsored by Brooklyn Jubilee, Church World Service & UMCOR
  • Wednesday, February 17:  10AM-4PM
  • Location:
  • The InterChurch Center - 3rd Floor Conference Room,
  • 475 Riverside Drive, NY, NY  10115
  • Friday, February 26:  6-9 PM
  • Location:
  • St Jerome's Roman Catholic Church
  • 2900 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
  • Thursday, March 4:  6-9 PM
  • Location:
  • St Marks United Methodist Church,
  • 2017 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-4901
  • To make an appointment, contact;
  • Sofia M. Pezua, NYAC-JFON  Regional Coordinator,
  • Phone 212-987-9705 or 646-575-7983

  • Free English Classes for Earthquake Impacted Haitians
  • Co-sponsored by the CMSV Institute for Immigrant Concerns
  • Registration starts February 4th
  • Location:
  • Institute for Immigrant Concerns
  • 4 West 43rd Street
  • Hours: Starts February 8th: Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-4PM
  • Contact Info: Phone: 212-421-9538

  • NYDIS Disaster Recovery Resources of NYC Religious Leaders
  • Disaster Tip Sheets for NYC Religious Leaders: CLICK HERE
  • Disaster Spiritual Care/Mental Health Manual for NYC Religious Leaders: CLICK HERE

  • Volunteers Needed:(especially Creole/French Speaking), email:


    Free TPS Clinic on 1.28.10 for 20 Haitian families (LSS & MCC)

    Free TPS Clinic on 2.4.10 for 20 Haitian families (LSS & MCC)

    Disaster Chaplain Training Scholarships for 14 Haitian Clergy (NDIN)