The mission of P.O.M.O.C. is to improve the quality of life for those in need, particularly immigrant families and seniors, by providing services that encourage and enable them to achieve maximum self-sufficiency and independence.
P.O.M.O.C. was established in 1980 by a group of second generation Polish immigrants concerned about the poor living conditions of some of their fellow residents, especially the newly arrived immigrant and refugee families who had no where to turn for help. The name P.O.M.O.C. is an acronym describing its ethnic origin, more importantly
P.O.M.O.C. means “HELP” in Polish, a word easily identifiable by the large Eastern European immigrant population residing in New York City.
Since 1980 P.O.M.O.C. has been successfully providing direct services in such areas as: public benefit entitlements, managed healthcare assistance and immigration assistance.
P.O.M.O.C.’s Queens and Staten Island sites assist over 2,500 clients annually.
The vast majority of our clients are immigrant families and seniors, predominantly from Poland and other Eastern European countries.
Many of them have very limited English language skills, making them severely disadvantaged due to lack of information and communication barriers. Frequently we are their only resource for help in their own language and familiar environment.