You can get a guide to public benefits and services available to immigrant New Yorkers.

The Road Forward

You can download "The Road Forward" which explains New York City’s response to the asylum seeker crisis and its causes.

Download "The Road Forward: A Blueprint to Address NYC's Response to the Asylum Seeker Crisis."

Many services and benefits are available to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

You can get an online guide of resources and referrals for:

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Child Care
  • Emergency food and shelter
  • Public Safety 
  • Immigration legal help
  • Protection from discrimination


Get information on NYC services for recently arrived immigrants.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

Asylum seekers who have just arrived in New York City can get free and confidential help. This help is available at the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Provide U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement paperwork showing that you entered the U.S. Southwest Border on or after January 1, 2022,
  • Currently live in New York City,
  • Make an appointment with the Center.

Learn more on the Asylum Seeker Resources page.

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