Advocacy Programs

Advocating for someone's personal needs can be difficult and sometimes impossible.  helpNYC is maintaining a list of Advocacy Organizations and Legal Clinics that can help people get help in difficult situations.

If you know of a program or organization that is not listed please use our Suggest a Listing form to let us know about the program or organization you know about.


Mayor's Office of Immigrant AffairsCity of New York

800.354.0365 or 311

Monday - Friday9:00a - 6:00p
Listing ID: 2184793663

Also visit our Immigrant Services page for more information and additional resources for Immigrants.

ActionNYC is for every immigrant New Yorker. The program offers all New Yorkers free, safe immigration legal help in a network of trusted community-based organizations at community sites, public health facilities, public schools, and libraries. Services are provided in your language. Your immigration status does not matter.

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Civilian Complaint Review Board

100 Church Street, 10th FloorNew York, New York  10007



Listing ID: 1543906281

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is an independent agency. It is empowered to receive, investigate, mediate, hear, make findings, and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers alleging the use of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or the use of offensive language. The Board’s investigative staff, composed entirely of civilian employees, conducts investigations in an impartial fashion. The Board forwards its findings to the police commissioner. 

Civilian Complaint Review Board

City of New York

100 Church Street, 10th Floor

New York, New York 10007

Program Hours






Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 5:00p

Financial District, Manhattan

Listing ID: 4117603749

Program Summary

Program Details

Program Requirements

Program Restrictions


BUS: M55 to Church St/Vessy St or M22 to Broadway/Warren St or M9 to Park Row & Beekman St

SUBWAY: A,C,E trains to Chambers St or 2,3 trains to Park Place or R,W to City Hall Station

ADA Accessible

Yes, fully

Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled

425 East 25th StreetNew York, NY  10010
website | email
Listing ID: 1543917965

The Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled (CIAD) is a non-profit, grassroots organization run by and for adult home and nursing home residents and resident councils. Established in 1973 to bring pride, purpose, and self-determination to residents of long-term care institutions, CIAD is dedicated to protecting the rights of residents and improving the quality of their life and care.

Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center

at Henry Street Settlement

Program Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00a - 5:00p

Lower East Side, Manhattan

269 Henry Street

between Montgomery Street and Scammel Street

New York, New York 10002

212.471.2400 | email | website

Program ID: 2788295123

Program Summary

The Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center provides a vast range of services for New Yorkers. 

Legal services provided in partnership with Legal Services of New York (LSNY).

Please also see our Case Management and Benefits Access and Housing Assistance sections for more services provided by this program.

Services Provided



ADA Accessible

Yes, Fully


BUS: M14A-SBS to Grand St/Pitt St or M22 to Madison St/Gouverneur St

SUBWAY: F Train to East Broadway

Disability Rights New York

725 Broadway, Suite 450Albany, New York 12207

518.432.7861 main

800.993.8982 toll-free

518.512.3448 TTY

518.427.6561 fax

website | email
New York City Office:25 Chapel Street, Suite 1005Brooklyn, New York 11201
Western New York State Office:44 Exchange Blvd, Suite 110Rochester, New York 14614
Listing ID:

DRNY is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program for persons with disabilities in New York State. DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Programs include:

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA)Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT)Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)The Client Assistance Program (CAP)Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)

at Pro Bono Net
website | email
Lisiting ID: 1543928662, powered by Pro Bono Net, is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Their mission is to provide and promote access to high-quality online information about free legal services throughout New York State and legal rights in a broad range of substantive areas.

They list advocacy groups, government offices, and social service organizations that help low-income New Yorkers.

Information is available in English, Spanish, and other languages.

LGBT Bar Association Greater New York


Listing ID: 1543929380

Focused on the greater New York metropolitan area, LeGaL is dedicated to improving the administration of the law, ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community, promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serving the larger community. 

The LGBT Bar provides several walk-in legal clinics.  Click here for current clinic locations and hours.

Mobilization for Justice

Mobilization for Justice100 William Street, 6th FloorNew York, New York 10038

212.417.3700 main

212.417.3891 fax

Bronx Office:424 East 147th Street, 3rd FloorBronx, New York 10455212.417.3800
Listing ID: 1543931008

Program Details

  • Eviction Prevention
  • Foreclosure Legal Assistance
  • Civil Legal Assistance
  • Bankruptcy Legal Assistance
  • Tax Legal Assistance
  • Consumer Rights
  • Employment Legal Assistance
  • Kinship Care
  • Bennifits Access Legal Assistance
  • Legal Referrals


  • Proof of Income


  • None

Legal Clinic

at Part of the Solution (POTS)
Part of the Solution2759 Webster Avenueat 198th StreetBronx, New York 10458


website | email
Listing ID: 1445491499

Program Details

  • Eviction Prevention
  • Bennifits Access Legal Assistance
  • Legal Referrals


  • None


  • None