CNSC – Chinese Newcomers Service Center


Chinese Newcomers Service Center
777 Stockton Street Ste. 104
San Francisco, CA 94108

The mission of Chinese Newcomers Service Center (hereafter, CNSC) is to provide multilingual services that help Chinese immigrants adapt to life in the United States. CNSC services as a bridge between the two cultures: enhancing the physical, mental social and economic well being of immigrants, thus facilitating their effort to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.

Over the course of its 35 years of serving the community, the Center has been proactive in assessing its changing client populations and their changing needs. It has met and continues to meet the needs of its clients, both newly arrivals and old-timers, with appropriate programs and services.

Located in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown since 1969, CNSC has recently expanded to satellite sites in the northwest quadrant (Richmond District) and southeast quadrant (Visitation Valley).

CNSC serves over 18,000 clients a year.

CNSC provides assistance to new immigrants to find the services they need, including job preparation and placement, job training for housekeeping work, information and referral, translation services, emergency assistance (crisis intervention), filling of forms, immigration and naturalization services, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) and computer classes, community educational workshops, asset building, free food distribution, volunteer income tax assistance and information and referral to other services. We have also recently initiated a youth-serving program providing academic support and computer-based project learning.

Every year, CNSC coordinates Free Food Distributions before the holidays, like the Moon Festival, Thanksgiving, and Chinese New Year. On October 12, 2004, bags of 10 lb rice were given out to 4,500 low-income households, mature clients, physically challenged clients, and victims of crime of altogether 16 non-profit organizations in the City.

CNSC is proud to be one of the partners of the CISANI group and looking forward to working with them closely.