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Make a Difference | Adopt a Family for Eid

Posted by Nour Zein on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Every year, Arab American Family Services hosts the Adopt a Family for Eid event. Many of our clients look forward to this initiative because they are unable to afford new clothing or toys. We’re reaching out to our community members to ask that they open up their hearts to make a difference in the lives of others. All you have to do is sign up to provide a family with shoes, clothing or toys. Always keep in mind that anyone of us could have been in this situation. If you are unable to participate this year, even sharing this event with...

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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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MSA Members Give Back to AAFS

Posted by Nour Zein on Mar 27, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, Arab American Family Services (AAFS) spent the day at the Prayer Center of Orland Park, with members of the Sandburg Muslim Student Association (MSA). MSA members decided to donate care kits to AAFS! These young leaders understand that not all community members have access to essentials such as toothpaste, deodorant, and other necessary hygiene products that we may take for granted. Directors Nareman Taha and Itedal Shalabi spent the day getting to know these young adults and are very proud to see how much they have...

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AAFS Executive Director Honored With Impact Award!

Posted by Nour Zein on Mar 25, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Last night, our Founder and Executive Director, Itedal Shalabi, was one of 9 women honored at the 2017 Impact Awards, hosted by the Chicago Foundation for Women. Itedal was recognized for her outstanding leadership and her work on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors within our community. Over the years, Itedal, Nareman Taha, (Co-Founder and Director) and the AAFS staff have proven time and time again that they will continue to cultivate programs that reflect the needs and desires of our community. We are truly proud of...

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New Campaign — Give Your Jeans To Those In Need!

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

On Friday March 10, AAFS headed over to Saint Mark Lutheran Church to feed those in need. To learn more about that experience, click here! This time around, we’re partnering back up with St. Mark Lutheran Church, but we need YOUR help! Yes, that’s right, we can’t do this without you! On March 21, we’re launching a GENTLY used jean campaign to give back to those in need. I’m sure we all have a few pairs of jeans that have been sitting in our drawers, waiting to see the light of day, or maybe you have a few you can spare. As long as...

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AAFS Supports Muslim Women’s Alliance’s 10th Year!

Posted by Nour Zein on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

AAFS had at the MWA Celebrate Muslim Women Expo AAFS had a wonderful time at the MWA Celebrate Muslim Women Expo on Sunday, March 19, 2017. There is nothing we love more than seeing powerful, strong women making a difference not only in their community but also throughout the world. The program kicked off with a networking event and a bazaar filled with local vendors and local artists. Leading up to the luncheon, MWA gave attendees the opportunity to sit in on Civic Engagement and Youth Parallel Sessions.  At the luncheon, MWA featured and...

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