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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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AAFS Takes Part in ICADV Retreat

AAFS Takes Part in ICADV Retreat

Staff members of Arab American Family Services have been working hard to raise awareness about domestic violence and the traumatic effect its has on so many lives. This week, staff have been in Springfield, IL, taking part in the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Retreat. The  ICADV is dedicated to the elimination of violence against women and their children through promoting the eradication of domestic violence across the state of Illinois, as well as ensuring the safety of survivors, their access to services, and their freedom...

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Visit the AAFS Booth at the PCRF Run for Peace

Visit the AAFS Booth at the PCRF Run for Peace

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is hosting their 3rd Annual Run for Peace at Moraine Valley Community College. The 5k run and one mile walk is always a fun-filled day for all those who attend. Arab American Family Services will have a booth on hand to give information on the many services we provide, as well as signing up anyone interested in taking part in the AAFS 7th annual Walk in Faith not in Fear event for domestic violence and cancer awareness. Our walk will take place on Saturday, October...

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AAFS Tutoring Sessions in Full Effect in Time for the School Year

With the start of the school year, Arab American Family Services is urging families who’s children may need assistance in homework to sign up for the Student Tutoring Program. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeview Community Center on 7900 S. Oketo. AAFS is still seeking more volunteer tutors. So if you know a child that is in need of academic assistance or a tutoring volunteer that would like to help, please send them our way. For more information, please call (708)...

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AAFS to Host Mental Health Workshop

On Friday, September 19, Arab American Family Services co-founder Nareman Taha and the National Alliance on Mental Health  member Charles Torpe will be hosting a mental health workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. For more information, call AAFS at (708) 599-2237, or click...

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