Service programs are based on needs in the immigrant and non-immigrant community as identified in a survey conducted by Non-Profit Connection, Inc. of New York and sponsored by the New York Foundation for APARA & TAPARA. This survey revealed a large group of immigrants in the Metropolitan New York  Area who lack the necessary skills to effectively integrate into the society – especially among non-English speaking immigrants. In addition to language barriers, cultural differences, inadequate housing, lack of skills and education and insufficient funds for basic necessities prevent them from accessing resources that would allow for a smooth transition and self-reliance.