OUR MISSION

S.A.F.E. seeks to empower immigrants and vulnerable populations who have been marginalized due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors to reach their fullest potential by providing humanitarian assistance while fostering understanding and cooperation among diverse communities.

SAFE identifies and then collaborates with recent immigrants who would like to further their personals goals (e.g., achieving legal immigration status, finding a job, accessing healthcare, etc.) while giving back to the community.  SAFE views each individual holistically and as an agent in their own empowerment rather than as a “case.”

SAFE conducts a monthly legal clinic, during which we meet with people on a walk-in basis and seek to answer questions regarding immigration status and options, including court and application preparation. 

Are you a recent immigrant to the United States or asylum seeker? Are you a native New Yorker interested in providing support and assistance to a recent immigrant or asylum seeker? Our mentorship program pairs mentees with mentors who can offer a lending hand navigating daily life, whether immigration-based needs, employment guidance, or general interests.

All contributions to S.A.F.E. are eligible for IRS 501(c) non-profit tax deduction. Donate using Paypal, or using the Donately form below (which allows for recurring donations)

CBST

(Congregation Beit Simchat Torah)

130 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

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Michael Schreiber is a former immigration attorney.  His specialization included ... (more...)

Board Member, Co-Founder

MICHAEL SCHREIBER, ESQ.

I owe the foundation of SAFE to Anthony Reindhardt.  I had been practicing immigration law... (more...)

President and Founder

SEBASTIAN MAGUIRE, ESQ.

Neal A. Stone, MCIP, AICP is a Senior Urban & Regional Community Planner for the Town of ... (more...)

Board Member, Co-Founder

NEAL A. STONE

Tom has been a Registered Nurse since 1978, and a home care nurse for 35 years. A few of the ... (more...)

Board Member, Co-Founder

TOM SMITH

The great-grandchild of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe to Brooklyn, NY, David has ... (more...)

Board Member, Co-Founder

DAVID KAROPKIN, ESQ.

I am honored to serve on the SAFE governing board. I hold a BA in English Literature from ... (more...)

Board Member

PETER LOCKWOOD

Oleg Jelezniakov has been a long-time passionate advocate of LGBT rights. Since the early 2010s...(more...)

Board Member

OLEG JELEZNIAKOV

Denis has more than 15 years of journalistic, PR and social media management experience... (more...)

Board Member

DENIS RYABOKONOV

With more than 15 years of general management and entrepreneurial experience, Denis is... (more...)

Board Member

DENIS SIMONOV

Suzanne is an assistant professor of political science at Clark University. Her work focuses on... (more...)

Board Member

SUZANNE SCOGGINS

Ed is an attorney in general practice representing the Chinese community in greater Boston and ... (more...)

Board Member

ED HUNG, ESQ.