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Registration Opens for ESL Classes

Arab American Family Services has wrapped up a successful session to our English as a Second Language course. Our next class will begin in August. Anyone interested in registering for the ESL course can call (708) 599-2237, or email Summer Abutaha:  sabutaha@aafsil.org.

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AAFS Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Domestic Violence Walk

Arab American Family Services is looking for volunteers who would be interested in becoming part of the 7th Annual Walk In Faith Not In Fear Walk for Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer. Volunteers would help host and coordinate the walk which will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Katherine, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights, IL. Members of the planning committee will be asked to help with the set up of the event, as well as share a mutual determination to help put an end to domestic violence and breast...

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AAFS Looks for Volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

With their partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Arab American Family Services is always looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming mentors and mentees. The idea is simple, help children, pre-teens and teenagers reach their full potential, develop self-confidence and believe in themselves. By participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters and teaming up a child learns the important steps in working for and reaching their goals, avoid risky behaviors and work towards higher education. If you are interested in taking part in AAFS Big...

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AAFS 13th Annual Adopt A Family 4 The Holidays is Underway

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce the start of their 13th annual Adopt A Family 4 the Holidays. During  the month of Ramadan, leading up to Eid Alfitir, we will be pairing up participants with families who are not able to buy clothes and gifts for their families for Eid. The purpose behind this wonderful event is to take time and help those who are inflicted by a death in the family, loss of a job, or other life-altering events that makes times tougher than usual. The beauty of the month of Ramadan is to reflect on our lives...

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AAFS Kicks Off Their Ramadan Food Drive

With Ramadan just around the corner, Arab American Family Services is proud to announce our annual Ramadan Food Drive. Ramadan is a time to give back to those who are in need. We are asking that you please make donations of canned food and other non-perishables to help take care of those who are struggling during this time of the year. Other food donations will gladly be accepted. If you are unable to make a donation of clothes and gifts, please feel free to make a financial donation through our website. Every bit helps keep us going...

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AAFS and Life Span to Discuss Family Law and Domestic Violence

Arab American Family Services will be meeting with representatives from Life Span, an organization that works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, to discuss ways to combat domestic violence in the community. The training seminar called “Family Law 101: Know Your Rights” will take place on Friday, May 16. Life Span attorney Nour Bahrani Otremba will be meeting with AAFS staff to discuss divorce, custody and visitation rights, child support and orders of protection. AAFS staff will have a chance to ask questions and...

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AAFS Immigration Workshop: Saturday, May 17

The Arab American Family Services immigration workshops have been proven to be a successful tool to educate those hoping to become United States citizens on the process of application, as well as knowing their rights. The past two workshops held in March and April drew over 135 attendees who were given free legal advice, as well as given an opportunity to apply for a fee waiver that would eliminate the $600 fee associated with the citizen application. Our next workshop will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Thornton...

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AAFS to Host Immigration Workshop

Arab American Family Services will be hosting an Immigration Workshop on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Berwyn Police Department, 6401 W. 31st St. in Berwyn. At the workshop, there will be lawyers on hand to offer assistance in the N-400 citizen application as well as offering other services in relation to the immigration process. All services will be free of charge. Attendees will also have the opportunity to apply for the $680 fee waiver, which is the cost of submitting the citizen application. The waiver only applies for those who...

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National Arab American Service Day is May 17

Arab American Family Services will be participating in National Arab American Service Day on Saturday, May 17. Everyone is encouraged to attend this rewarding day, which will be held at A Safe Haven, LLC on 2750 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. This year, participants will be packaging food for veterans and those who have fallen on hard times. The events will continue with an effort to beautify the location by planting flowers, trees and working on landscaping. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, or to...

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AAFS To Host Trip To Brookfield Zoo

Arab American Family Services has partnered up with Brookfield Zoo to give low-income families an all-expense trip to witness first hand, all the joys that the zoo has to offer. Transportation, along with a free dolphin show and lunch have all been paid for. All we ask is that you join us and experience this wonderful opportunity. Buses will be picking up families at the AAFS office located on 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. Everyone must be at the office by 8:30 a.m., in time to arrive at the zoo by 10 a.m. Seats are limited and this offer is...

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