What’s JASSI


Whether you are a newcomer to New York, a long-term resident, or a short-term visitor, you may encounter unforeseen problems arising from cultural differences, the language barrier, or a lack of familiarity with procedures. JASSI’s bilingual staff members and cadre of volunteers stand ready to offer culturally sensitive assistance and support.

The mission of JASSI is to improve the quality of life for people living in the New York metropolitan area by providing quality social services at the local community level. JASSI provides services in both Japanese and English to people who face problems resulting from language barriers, cultural differences, and/or differences in service systems, and JASSI provides these services regardless of age, income, gender, race, ethnicity, or immigration status. All services are provided without any charge.

Voices of JASSI’s Service Users

“Although I’ve lived in the U.S. for a long time, I still don’t understand English very well because I worked for a Japanese company. When I got fired from the company, JASSI helped me not only apply for unemployment benefits but also aided me in applying for citizenship. It was very helpful. Thank you!”

“Thank you for your consultation the other day. I finally received the food stamps I’d been waiting for. I could’ve given up if it was not for the advice I received from JASSI. I deeply apreciate JASSI’s staff.”

“Thank you for providing me with hospital information. I received treatment at the hospital JASSI referred to me, and fortunately, it was administered for a very low cost.”