This upcoming Saturday, Nov. 19, a free resource event for newly arrived immigrants and asylum seekers will take place at the United Community Centers in Brooklyn.
The event will be offering an extensive range of various services to in-need immigrants and asylum seekers that recently arrived in the borough.
Among the free services that will be provided at the event includes food and clothing, housing support, legal assistance, personal care supplies, health insurance and benefits enrollment assistance and more.
Hosting the free resource event is Good Shepherd Services — a nonprofit youth and family services provider — as well as various member organizations of the Eastern Brooklyn Emergency Response Collaborative, which is a coalition of community-based nonprofits.
Notable names expected to attend the resource event are Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, State Senator Julia Salazar, City Council Member Sandy Nurse and State Assemblymember Erik M. Dilan.
This latest event follows a previous resource event that the Eastern Brooklyn Emergency Response Collaborative hosted on Oct. 25. The coalition served over 350 immigrants and asylum seekers on that day.
Following Saturday's resource event, the coalition says it will also be hosting another resource event on Dec. 15, of this year.