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AAFS to Host Annual Cosmic Bowling Night

Arab American Family Services will be hosting their Annual Cosmic Bowling on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Orland Bowl, 8601 West 159th St. We want everyone to come out and enjoy this awesome night of food, fun and bowling. Registration begins at 9 p.m. with food and games kicking off at 9:30 p.m. $30 will get you an unlimited pass to games and dinner, and shoes are included. Please join us. Purchase your tickets easily, online by clicking on the...

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AAFS to Host First Women’s Health Workshop on December 14!

Arab American Family Services will be hosting their first annual Women’s Health Workshop on Wednesday, December 14 at our office, 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. The workshop, which will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., will be an opportunity to discuss health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health. If women are interested in attending, we will have separate activities for your children to participate in during the workshop. For more information, or to RSVP, please call (708)...

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AAFS To Host First Women’s Cafe Club

The Arab American Women’s Cafe Club will be hosting their first meeting on Thursday, Dec. 29 and will continue to run on the last Thursday of every month. We want this to be an opportunity for women in the community to get together and create their own support system and talk freely about any issues they may struggle with on a regular basis. We want this to be a safe space for the women in the community who need to find other to talk to and relate with. They will have the opportunity to make suggestions on different topics they would...

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AAFS to Offer ESL and Civics Classes in January

AAFS to Offer ESL and Civics Classes in January

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce that we will be bringing back our English as a Second Language and Civic (Immigration) classes. The goal for these classes is to help prepare members of our community who are close to taking their American Citizenship test. Those interested in registering must be 18 or older. Registration will begin in January for upcoming sessions. Those interested in registering can call AAFS at (708) 599-2237 for more information.

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AAFS Back to School Drive

AAFS Back to School Drive

School is just around the corner! Arab American Family Services is hosting a Back to School Drive. We are asking for donation for all those who can help get a student on the right track and ready to face the new year! We are looking for donations of backpacks, pens, pencils, folders, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, rulers and glue, to name a few. Donations can be dropped of by Monday, August 15 at our office, 9044 S. Octavia. Education is the key to success, and if we give our younger generation the tools they need, early on, we are...

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AAFS to Host CEDA Rental Assistance Program

AAFS to Host CEDA Rental Assistance Program

Arab American Family Services will be hosting the CEDA to host the Family Support and Community Engagement Rental Assistance Program on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at our office, 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. The Rental ASsistance Program provides case management and household budgeting for eligible applicants living in suburban Cook County to help them maintain or achieve affordable housing. Financial assistance will be provided to applicants who qualify to further assist them in reaching their goals. Applicants must meet...

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9th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear is October 1

9th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear is October 1

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce the date for the 9th annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear, domestic violence and cancer awareness walk. The walk will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr. in Palos Heights. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. The walk is funded by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the Chicago Foundation for Women and the Department of Human Services. For more information, or to register,...

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AAFS Kicks of Adopt A Family-4-Eid

AAFS Kicks of Adopt A Family-4-Eid

We hope you’ll join us in bringing the spirit of Ramadan and Eid to our families. Our goal is to make sure everyone has an opportunity to celebrate this very special month. Every year, AAFS ensures that our families are part of this festive time by having our donors support: low-income, single parents, widows and orphans, and disabled parents. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP: – As a donor, you can request a family to adopt – A list of items will be sent to you, with sizes and gender included, to purchase – If you hate to...

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AAFS to Host Immunization Mobile Unit for Upcoming School Year

School is almost out for the summer, but at Arab American Family Services, we are already thinking about the upcoming school year. We will be hosting an immunization mobile unit here at our office on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House, students from Kindergarten thru senior year of high school will be able to come to our office on 9044 S. Octavia and get caught up with all their shots and physicals for the upcoming school year. For more information, please give us a call at (708)...

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