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AAFS Presents: Save a Life | HopeLine from Verizon

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Arab American Family Services has teamed up with Verizon Wireless to host “HopeLine”. HopeLine, is a brilliant initiative that offers community members the opportunity to assist families and victims of abuse. With Hopeline, through preventative measures, Verizon hopes to give victims of abuse the opportunity to use technology to their advantage.   In the United States, one in every four women and one in every seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner1, and each year more than 15 million children...

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AAFS to Participate in the 13th National Arab American Service Day!

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Join us as we participate in the 13th Nation Arab American Service Day, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.   Join us as we participate in the 13th National Arab American Service Day, hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC). Much like Arab American Family Services, NNAAC works to engage Arab Americans in community service to create stronger communities and make connections among neighbors. National Arab American Service Day encourages Arab American communities to give back through service, fostering a culture of...

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Arab American Family Services Hosts a Community Dialogue Event!

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) in partnership with Amos Alonzo Stagg High School hosted a much needed Community Dialogue event on Tuesday, April 12, 2017. After learning of the growing concerns and issues within our communities and the struggles of our families related to accessing resources and navigating the system, we took the initiative to invite local stakeholders from respective organization Through the AAFS’ Illinois Welcoming Center (AAFS-IWC), we engaged in a conversation with community leaders and elected officials throughout...

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Know Your Rights Event to be Held at Richards High School

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

With the influx of hateful rhetoric and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents shaking up our communities, AAFS decided to host a Know Your Rights Workshop at St. George Orthodox Church, On Friday, March 24, 2017. The purpose of the workshop was to educate community members about current immigration enforcement policies while teaching them about their rights as community members, regardless of their immigration status. We understand the challenges our communities are facing and we aim to arm you with knowledge that will ease the...

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Women’s Empowerment Club – Orders of Protection

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

On March 9, 2017, AAFS held its second session of the Women’s Empowerment Club. This program was designed to educate and empower women on many different platforms. Because domestic violence is, unfortunately, a problem within our communities, we held this session to educate victims and survivors about their rights and how to fill out an order of protection, in the event that their life may be threatened. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates...

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