JASSI - Japanese American Social Services, Inc.

Hotline Hotline
212 442-1541 - Ext# 1  

Mon – Fri, 10am to 5pm
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Hotline Hotline
212 442-1541 Ext. 1
Mon – Fri, 10am to 5pm
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Public Benefits

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JASSI provides free and confidential social services to those in need in the New York Metropolitan area.



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2024 JASSI Closings

closings 2022
Date (Day)
Jan 01 (Mon)
* New Year’s Day

Jan 15 (Mon)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb 19 (Mon)
Washington’s Birthday

May 27 (Mon)
Memorial Day

Jun 19 (Wed)

Jul 04 (Thu)
* Independence Day

Sep 02 (Mon)
Labor Day

Oct 14 (Mon)
Columbus Day

Nov 11 (Mon)
Veterans Day

Nov 28 (Thu)
* Thanksgiving Day

Nov 29 (Fri)
Thanksgiving Day observed

Dec 25 (Wed)
*Christmas Day

* JASSI’s office closes at 3 pm before the holidays with *.

NY State of Health: Health Insurance Seminar

NY State of Health: Health Insurance Seminar

As part of JAANY’s Spring Health Fair, JASSI will present at New York State Health Insurance System (Obamacare) Online Seminar.

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Yoko Yoshida, JASSI’s Health Navigator, will present the complex insurance systems, types of insurance, and how to apply and renew for those under 65 years old.

Apr 30, 2024 (Tue) — 10:00am to 11:00am
For reservations, please contact the Japanese American Society of New York at 212-840-6942 or via email at info@jaany.org
In Japanese only.
Click here to read more  

In-Person Monthly Tea Party Starts

In-Person Monthly Tea Party Starts

On Monday, June 12, 2023, we will restart the in-person Tea Party (Sawakai) events after three years. We plan to hold these in-person Tea Party events every 2nd Monday of the month.
No sign-up is needed. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date and Time: Monday, June 12, 1:30pm-3pm
Location: 100 Gold St. Lower Level, New York, NY 10038
(JASSI’s main office)
*photo ID required

Second Monday of every month
100 Gold Street, Lower Level New York, NY 10038
In Japanese and English.
Click here to read more  

Sawa Kai (Weekly Tea Party)

Sawa Kai (Weekly Tea Party)

JASSI holds a remote tea party for our Senior Program Members who are forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to join us and enjoy conversation with other members! We look forward to seeing you online or talking with you over the phone!

Every Monday, from 1:30 to 2:30pm.
In Japanese only.
Click here to read more  

Our Services

JASSI provides social services through four programs: Hotline Program, Senior Program, Caregiver Support Program, and Community Outreach Program. Additionally, JASSI Supporters intermittently organize and hold fundraising events (seminars). From time to time we also facilitate offer helpful services such as Free Cancer Screening or Senior Assurance Call.

Our Core Programs


Hotline Program

JASSI’s Hotline offers bilingual help with questions or consultations for any issues you may have, Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. We also offer crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy as needed.
JASSI Senior Program

Senior Program

JASSI offers case assistance, information & referral services, cultural events, and seminars for people over 60 years old.
JASSI Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Program

Funded by NYC Department for the Aging, we provide services to those who care for people over 60 years old including counseling, case management, and benefit referrals.

Community Outreach Program

We hosts seminars and workshops for Japanese-speaking individuals in NYC area, publish informative newsletters, and organize public education on themes such as Visa, Citizenship, Health Insurance, Home Care, Living Will, and more.

Fundraising Seminars and Events

JASSI Supporters organize seminars, and volunteer speakers present insightful content using their areas of expertise.

Other Services

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Senior Assurance Call

JASSI offers phone calls on a regular basis to Japanese senior citizens older than 60 who live alone and/or have health concerns.

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Free Cancer Screening

JASSI will continue the partnership with the New York State Department of Health Cancer Service Program Queens and ScanVan and accept appointments for a clinical breast exam and a pap smear/pelvic exam* for uninsured women who are 40 and older, living in NYC (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Bronx).

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Health Insurance Marketplace

If you are eligible for special enrollment periods or public health insurance such as "Medicaid", "Child Health Plus", or "Essential Plan", you can purchase insurance throughout the year. JASSI has New York State Certified Insurance Counselors, so feel free to contact JASSI for more information.


Ways to Give

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