If You Need Help

Free Legal Help - For Those Who Can Verify Poverty

  • Legal Services of New York:  For personal and family needs such as evictions and threats of eviction, utility terminations, domestic violence, bankruptcy, divorce, child support and custody, and more. Legal Services NY has many locations across NYC's boroughs. To find the office nearest you CLICK HERE

  • Urban Justice Center:  Debt assistance.  UJC was launched at Emmaus House ! For help CLICK HERE

  • Legal AId Society: Criminal Court Lawyers:  The criminal court assigns free lawyers to defendents who can't afford a lawyer.  If you need to find out which lawyer was assigned to you, CLICK HERE

  • Legal Aid Society:  Getting Your Benefits:  Help with public assistance, immigration, employee benefits  CLICK HERE

  • MFY Legal Services:  For housing, public benefits, debt issues CLICK HERE

12-Step Recovery Groups

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  • To find meetings in the tri-state area please CLICK HERE

  • AA Meetings by phone:  Available most hours. For phone numbers  CLICK HERE

Free Training & Job Search

  • 15 pages of free & low-cost resources for training, job search & more CLICK HERE

  • Free on-line training with NYC Small Business Services CLICK HERE

Where to Find Pantries & Community Kitchens

  • In addition to Emmaus, to find other food resources  CLICK HERE

  • Application for SNAP: For an application to food stamps  CLICK HERE

Where to Get IDs

  • NYC ID - FREE: To make an appointment to get your ID CLICK HERE

  • NYC ID - Documents: To find what documents you need to get the FREE NYC ID, CLICK HERE

  • Birth Certificate Copy (NYC births only):  CLICK HERE

  • Social Security Card: To order new or a replacement CLICK HERE

  • Voter Registration Info:  CLICK HERE

Where to Find More

  • In FREE Cell Phone: If you receive SSI or Medicaid, you qualify for a free cell phone CLICK HERE

  • For a guide to East Harlem Resources CLICK HERE

  • All types of resources compiled by NY Catholic Charities & VOAD: CLICK HERE

Emmaus House - Harlem

160 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027





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