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AAFS Gives Back to the Needy!

AAFS Gives Back to the Needy! On Friday, March 10, 2017, Arab American Family Services traveled to St. Mark Lutheran Church in Worth, Illinois, to feed those in need. As each of the AAFS team members arrived, we noticed participants huddled near the doors. When asked if participants knew that the event was set to begin in an hour, I was notified that many times attendees lined up as early as noon. It was a devastating sight to see, but it was eye-opening, especially knowing that these are members of our community. We had only been there for a...

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Illinois Welcomes Immigrants and Refugees

AAFS in support of ICIRR Advocacy Day   (SPRINGFIELD, IL —March 15, 2017) Arab American Family Services traveled to our State Capital in Springfield, IL, today! AAFS was one of the 30 plus member organizations taking part in Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) Advocacy Day. MCing this event was our very own Director, Nareman Taha. As hundreds of leaders and supporters joined them at the State Capitol, they demanded elected officials dig deeper to better understand the Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois, so...

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Co-Founder and Director off AAFS, Nareman Taha, to Speak at DIC

International Women’s Day We are incredibly proud to announce that on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, our very own Nareman Taha, Co-Founder and Director of Arab American Family Services, will be a speaker on this panel! The event is in honor of International Women’s Day. Alongside her will be Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, Founder and President of the Syrian Community Network, Rummana Hussain, Criminal Courts Reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and Alia Bilal, Director of Community Relations at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).   The...

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Free ESL and Civics Class!

FREE ESL and Civic Classes! Since January 16th, 2017, Arab American Family Services has been hosting both English as a Second Language (ESL) and civic classes! We understand how intimidating learning a second language can be and how important passing the citizenship test is, so we’ve created a program just for you! Join us as instructor Dillon Ficca teaches you everything you need to know to pass the citizenship test and strengthen your English! To find out more info, feel free to call us at (708)...

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Arab American Women Meet and Greet with State Rep Kelly Burke

State Representative Kelly Burke will be meeting with Arab American women on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6-8 hosted by a local community member. If you live in one of State Rep’s district area(s): Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Willow Springs, or Worth, and interested in engaging with your local politics, come out and join us. State Rep. Kelly Burke wants and is interested to hear and learn from you. This is a great way to become civically engaged. To attend, must RSVP to Nareman Taha:...

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AAFS Takes Part in Rohingya Cultural Center Winter Clothe Drive

AAFS Takes Part in Rohingya Cultural Center Winter Clothe Drive

Arab American Family Services was proud to team up with the Benedictine University Students for the Justice of Palestine to help donate winter clothes for the Rohingya Refugee Cultural Center. Through the assistance of AAFS Fellow Helwas Saleh, winter clothes including coats, jackets, blankets, boots and sweaters were donated to help many of Rohingya’s refugees who know call Chicago home. So far, over 25 families have been helped with the the Winter Clothes Drive. This drive is benefitting those in Chicago and who are still coming into...

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AAFS Thanks You for your Support During #GivingTuesday

AAFS Thanks You for your Support During #GivingTuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Arab American Family Services has taken part in this annual event in hopes of being able to gain your support in allowing us to support our community. Everything that is raised gives us the chance to continue to build our programs and reach our goals. Thanks to you, our amazing community, AAFS was able to reach their...

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AAFS Turkey Drive Proves to be a Success

Arab American Family Services wants to thank everyone who took the time and effort to donate to the AAFS Annual Turkey Drive. Thanks to you, we were able to receive close to 100 turkeys, along with canned goods and all the trimmings! This is definitely the time to give and you came out in a big way. With these generous donations, we were able to help many families in the community who are less fortunate. Everyone deserves to have a great Thanksgiving, and thanks to you, many families were able to do just that! Happy Holidays from AAFS.

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AAFS Officially Becomes Accredited and Recognized by BIA

AAFS Officially Becomes Accredited and Recognized by BIA

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce that they are officially accredited and recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). We want to thank Michael Santomauro and the DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic. Being accredited allows us to assist aliens in immigration proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals (Board), or before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or both. Most importantly, AAFS will now be able to offer immigration...

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AAFS Has Community’s First Funded Sexual Assault Program

AAFS Has Community’s First Funded Sexual Assault Program

Arab American Family Services has become the first organization in the community to be funded to offer a sexual assault program. Through a grant from the Attorney General’s Office, AAFS will now be available to offer assistance in the prevention and intervention of cases related to sexual assault. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the community on an issue that is difficult for many to face and discuss. If you or anyone you know needs services in the area of sexual assault, or needs intervention in a case, please do not...

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