AAFSC's mission is to help Arab immigrant families acclimate to the American society around them, which enables them to become active participants in their communities. They provide a wide range of services to the Arab immigrant community, including English as a Second Language classes, legal assistance, youth development programs, domestic violence prevention and access to health care.
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Executive Director: Daniel Eudene
5521 Mosholu Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471
Riverdale Neighborhood House provides a variety of human services and community resources to 5,000 residents in and around the Northwest Bronx. Members range from infants to senior citizens, representing multiple ethnic and income groups. The settlement offers a wide array of programs designed to improve the quality of life of its members.
The Early Child Care Program provides a pre-school program for three to four-year-olds and a play group for two-year-olds. A year round day care program, with ACD funding for income eligible families, is also available. The program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Family Center is a place where parents, caretakers and children meet to discuss mutual concerns. Classes and workshops are held on a regular basis. A drop-in childcare program is offered daily. In the After-school Program, children, ages five to 12, enjoy supervised activities such as arts and crafts, nature walks and homework help. This program also offers ACD tuition subsidy.
The Teen Program is a free year-round program that offers educational, vocational and recreational activities for youth ages 12-18.
The Senior Program runs a telephone reassurance program for homebound senior citizens. The program also offers volunteer senior companions who visit the homebound elderly.