More than 100 homeless vendors earn income selling Street Spirit, the Bay Area's homeless newspaper. The paper also serves as an important tool in coordinating advocacy of issues concerning the homeless. For many activists, Street Spirit's 30,000 reader distribution provides them the most far-reaching public educational outreach available for homeless rights campaigns.
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 Building and Conflict Transformation Project works closely with youth and young adults in New Orleans to promote peace using peer-to-peer learning strategies, arts and activism. The program works in school-based and community programs including A Desire for Change in the 9th Ward and Freedom Street Libraries in the 7th Ward.
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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.