Many New Yorkers face daily hurdles such as housing instability, living with HIV/AIDS, language barriers, domestic violence, and insufficient job skills. Since 1977, CAMBA has helped New Yorkers transform their lives by providing holistic programs to individuals, families and communities.
CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to helping individuals, families and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in: Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential.
CAMBA reaches more than 45,000 individuals and families each year, including 10,000 youth. We serve a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over
85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
CAMBA's dedicated staff of over 1,600 represents the diversity of the communities we serve:
89% of staff are people of color,
15% are former CAMBA clients with intimate knowledge of the issues our current clients face, and
25% speak a language other than English, accounting for 35 different languages.
CAMBA's services are accessible from more than 80 locations throughout the five boroughs.
CAMBA's comprehensive approach yields powerful results. Last year, we:
For 40 years, CAMBA has helped New Yorkers build and sustain vibrant neighborhoods with services that lay the groundwork for economic stability, educational fulfilment, strong families and a healthy life. CAMBA’s 20/20 Vision lays out tangible solutions that support diverse communities where New Yorkers – regardless of their zip codes – have the resources and supports they need to reach their full potential.
Read about CAMBA's Strategic Plan.
CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.