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AAFS Members Complete 2014 Chicago Marathon!

AAFS Members Complete 2014 Chicago Marathon!

Arab American Family Services is proud to congratulate members Fatimeh Hussien and Denise Martinez on completing the 2014 Chicago Marathon. In collaboration with the Battered Women’s Network, Martinez and Hussien teamed up to “Run Domestic Violence Out of Town.” The event’s focus was to raise awareness about domestic violence and prevention. ”This was one of the greatest accomplishments ever,” said Hussien. “And to run for such a wonderful cause made it all the more worth it,” she said. This was the first...

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AAFS Team Completes 2014 Chicago Marathon

Arab American Family Services is proud to congratulate members Fatimeh Hussien and Denise Martinez on completing the 2014 Chicago Marathon. In collaboration with the Battered Women’s Network, Martinez and Hussien teamed up to “Run Domestic Violence Out of Town.” The event’s focus was to raise awareness about domestic violence and prevention. “This was one of the greatest accomplishments ever,” said Hussien. “And to run for such a wonderful cause made it all the more worth it,” she said.  

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AAFS Walk in Faith Not in Fear 2014 Was a Success!

AAFS Walk in Faith Not in Fear 2014 Was a Success!

We are so thankful for everyone who joined us at the 7th Annual Walk in Faith not in Fear walk for Domestic Violence and Cancer awareness. Everything was a success from the weather being picture perfect, to the number of attendees, volunteers and sponsors. With October being National Domestic Violence Month, as well as Breast Cancer Awareness month, what greater way to show our support and stand strong for all those who are survivors and victims of two, vicious diseases. A special thank you to all our sponsors for joining the fight. Thank you...

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AAFS Proud to Help Celebrate CLESE’s 25th Anniversary

The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE) held its Silver Jubilee celebration at White Eagle Banquets & Restaurant located at 6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714 on Tuesday September 30th, 2014. Among those present were ethnic agencies serving the ethnic seniors, distinguished state officials from Department of Human service (DHS) and the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) and elected members. Arab American Family Services co-founder Itedal Shalabi was proud to be among the attendees, representing the Arab-American...

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AAFS Co-Founder Discusses Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Arab American Family Services co-founder Itedal Shalabi was honored to be a guest speaker on Radio Islam Wednesday night, discussing the Muslim community’s involvement in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please take time to enjoy this wonderful, important segment. As a reminder, AAFS will be hosting the 7th Annual Walk in Faith not in Fear, Domestic Violence and Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Katherine, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights,...

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AAFS Walk in Faith, Not in Fear Fast Approaching!

  We are just days away from our 7th Annual Walk in Faith, Not in Fear Domestic Violence and Cancer Awareness Walk. Please take time and sign up for this excellent event for an amazing cause. Unfortunately, almost all of us have come in contact with someone who is battling cancer, or who was or is a victim of domestic violence. This walk is a chance to speak out against these devastating diseases and support the fight to stand up against cancer and domestic violence! Please join us!

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Southwest News-Herald Publishes Article on AAFS DV Initiative

We are thankful for the Southwest News-Herald for publishing our article on “Run Domestic Violence Out of Town,” a great cause. We are please to extend our thank you’s to Fatimeh Hussein and Denise Martinez of Arab American Family Services for running the Chicago Marathon for a wonderful cause. Please see below for the article: Arab American Family Services, in collaboration with the Battered Women’s Network have teamed up to “Run Domestic Violence Out of Town.” The event, in conjunction with the Bank of America...

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LIHEAP Program Begins

The LIHEAP program has kicked off. If you need assistance with paying for your electric and gas bill and you are 60-years old, or older, or if you are disabled, now is your time to apply. In order to properly process your application, please make sure you bring in the following items: Most current gas and electric bills Identification card (driver’s license) for individual applying Social Security card for everyone residing in the home Lease or mortgage for your home Income for the last 30 days If you have any questions, please do not...

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Register to Vote, Because It Is Your Right

With elections just around the corner, campaign commercials are taking over our television sets with politicians looking for support from their constituents. Often time, we lose sight on the fact that voting is not just a privilege, but a right given to us by the United States Constitution. The famous saying by Gandhi goes “be the change you want to see in the world.” In other words, you cannot sit back and complain that politicians are not listening to your concerns, without voting to ensure your thoughts are heard. Register to...

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Speak Up Against Domestic Violence

You are never too old, too young, too successful or too poor to stand against domestic violence. Please take time to watch this great report on Tuesday Night Football Sportscaster James Brown Opens Thursday Night Football With Powerful Speech About Domestic Violence...

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