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The Community of Friends in Action is a community organization in Eastern Bergen County that assists workers and their families.

We are working for better immigration policy and to provide information about social services, facilitate employment opportunities, develop leadership training and support, and foster positive communication between the workers and the communities in which they live and work.

We also provide occupational safety and health training with no fee, ESL classes, wage theft recovery assistance, and a workers’ link program that connects homeowners and small businesses with workers who need casual or occasional work. During the cold months we offer a hot lunch once a week at a local church, providing workers with a warm place to gather, have a good meal, and socialize when work is slow.  Our part-time social services coordinator assists individuals who have a variety of needs, ranging from how to complete forms necessary for various things, finding medical services, connecting with other people who have similar issues–and in general helping them adapt to life in a very different culture.

Our part-time community organizer meets with members of our Saturday Group (the delegados)  frequently, for a social get-together with dinner, educational programs such as Know Your Rights, how to avoid wage theft, and so forth.

We depend entirely on donations from individuals and local organizations for financial support. Contributions, which are tax deductible, may be made payable to the Community of Friends in Action, Inc., and mailed to P.O. Box 313, Leonia, NJ 07605, or through PayPal. For more information call 201-598-2253.