About:
Center for All Abilities (CAA) is a community-based nonprofit organization with locations in Chinatown, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens. CAA offers enrichment programs for children and youth with special needs and their families so that they may recognize their potential and thrive. Programs include a Mentoring Program, Creative Arts Therapy Program, Vocational Training Baking Program, Children's Playgroup, and Parent Support Group. For more information, visit www.allabilities.org
Mission
CAA's mission is to empower people of all abilities to recognize their potential and thrive in the community. We envision a world where those of all abilities can integrate fully in society!
Serving
Children & Youth
Chronically Ill
Communities in Need
Immigrants
People With Disabilities
Affiliate Since
2016

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
Many of our programs are volunteer-based, and HFNY has been very helpful in providing us with volunteers for our programs and for annual events!
Creativity From Our Volunteers
For the past few years we have been collaborating with another HFNY affiliate, Gifted Hands, to provide therapeutic art activities in our Parent Support Group and Children's Playgroup each month. We value HFNY's effort to encourage affiliates to get to know and support one another, and we love getting to know what the other affiliates have to offer our community!
Why We Love This Affiliate
We love that Center for All Abilities seeks to support families to empower their loved ones who have special needs.

Joining as a mentor was squarely in the top 5 best decisions I've ever made. These past years have been an eye-opening, transformative, challenging, and rewarding experience. The entire CAA team is top-notch across the board with fantastic leaders and dedicated mentors who welcome everyone with open arms. The mentees are exceedingly smart, funny, caring, creative, and incredibly mature. In particular, the opportunity to work with and learn from my mentee Kyle has been nothing short of amazing.

Rob Nguyen
Rob Nguyen, Mentor Volunteer

Mentions

Apr 04.20.2020

Once a week, we will share quick updates from our affiliates who are still supporting various communities in need across New York City. Hear from our affiliates as they mention how COVID-19 has impacted their programs and services, and how they're still remaining hopeful about God continuing to work in our city.

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Dec 12.04.2019

This year, 470 generous donors and more than 600 incredible volunteers made His Toy Store a life-changing experience for families in need! 

Without everyone's generosity in time, resources, and effort, His Toy Store would not happen.

Our fundraising (which exceeded the $95,000 goal!) helped provide 4812 toys to 2,055 families at 13

Aug 08.24.2018
As I have reflected more deeply on my experiences as a volunteer with Hope for New York, I realized it was not I, but God who was truly behind every experience and blessing.