AFSC’s Material Assistance Program (MAP), of the New England Region has been serving individuals in need since 1944, helping them survive with dignity and hope during what is many people’s darkest hours.
MAP collects from donors goods such as bedding, linens, house wares, personal hygiene items and clothing. Volunteers ensure that all items are in excellent condition and display them in the MAP storefront. Clients, referred by local agencies, come in by appointment and “shop,” free of charge, for the items they need.
Members of the New Orleans "Peace by Piece" violence reduction team attend Kingian Training in Atlanta.
The New Orleans Peace & Economic Justice Project works closely with residents of the 7th Ward and the Desire /Florida neighborhood in the 9th Ward to fight for peaceful neighborhoods with economic security.
Friends House in Des Moines hosts AFSC's Central Regional and Iowa Area Offices.
AFSC’s Central Regional Office, based in Des Moines, has coordinated peace and justice programs in the nation’s heartland since 1948. The region currently does immigrant rights work in Denver and Des Moines; peace building efforts in Kansas City and Des Moines; and a healing justice program in St. Louis.
Geographically, the Central Region is AFSC's largest US region covering 11 states:
North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. We invite your support of and participation in our work!
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.