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AAFS to Educate Seniors on Medicare Fraud

In January, the Arab American Family Services Elderly Department will be working on setting up a workshop and sessions discussing Medicare fraud for the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).  We will educate our clients on how to look out for any suspected fraud and how they can report it. We will also be incorporating the workshop with information on the Medicare and the Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI).  We will educate clients with all the new changes with medicaid managed care options and their choices of health plans. If you or someone you...

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AAFS to be Official Collection Site for Food and Toy Drive

Arab American Family Services, in collaboration with the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking part in the village’s 25th Annual Food and Toy Drive that will run through Wednesday, December 10. AAFS, located on 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview, will be the official collection site for all drop-offs. In the spirit of giving, we are asking for your help this year, with generous donations of food and toys. We ask that food be non-perishable, canned or dried food. All foods must be in the original container, with the original...

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“Heartbeats: The Izzat Project” Kicks of their Tour

Arab American Family Services is proud to support the book tour of “Heartbeats: The Izzat Project. This is a beautiful graphic novel in which six young South Asian women used illustration, writing and theater to explore and share community stories about resilience in the face of violence. In Canada, the comic book has already opened conversations in communities, challenging the way in which the concept of “honor” has been used against women to rationalize control, abuse and violence. It has also been presented to educational...

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AAFS Taking Part in #GivingTuesday

AAFS Taking Part in #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Arab American Family Services will be taking place in #GivingTuesday. This is considered a national giving day movement. This is a movement to encourage spending with a purpose! Our #GivingTuesday campaign will focus on our Elderly Department. Our main fundraising initiative is to better serve the elderly.  #GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is one of the biggest giving days in the world and many nonprofits register their organization and ask people to donate to their...

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AAFS Citizenship Workshop Dates Announced

At Arab American Family Services, our Immigration Department is focused on helping all those looking to apply for their United States Citizenship. One way of doing this is to hold citizenship workshops geared toward the proper guidance and training for the citizen test. AAFS will have two workshops coming up. The dates are as follows: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 4 to 6 p.m Location is: 2555 S. Blue Island, Chicago,IL The other workshop AAFS will be present at will be: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Time : 6-8 pm Location is: 2555 S. Blue...

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AAFS Co-founder to Serve on Panel Discussing Domestic Violence and Islam

  Arab American Family Services co-founder Itedal Shalabi will be part of a panel discussing domestic violence and Islam on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The discussion will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

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Muslim Women’s Alliance and AAFS Discuss Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence month. Please join Muslim Women’s Alliance and Arab American Family Services co-founder Itedal Shalabi as they take a stand against domestic violence in the Muslim community and help inform the community and learn how to break this toxic cycle. The discussion will take place on Sunday, October 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Dominican University-Priority Campus Auditorium, 7200 W. Division St. in River Forest. The cost of the event is free but a donation will be...

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Raising Domestic Violence Awareness with Ribbons

Raising Domestic Violence Awareness with Ribbons

At Arab American Family Services, we are standing strong with the mission to support Domestic Violence awareness. The staff of AAFS will be handing out purple ribbons in support of the cause. These ribbons will be at local hospitals, schools and police departments. Please join us for our 7th annual Walk in Faith, Not in Fear held on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The walk will be held at Lake Katherine on 7402 Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights, IL 60463. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. For more...

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Go Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are standing strong with those who have been and who are effected by Domestic Violence, as well as the survivors who had the courage to stand up for themselves and their families. We are joining the petition to “Light the White House Purple” campaign to show your support! To sign the petition, click on the link below and join the many who are speaking up against Domestic...

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