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AAFS Meets with the Commission on Human Relations to Discuss Discrimination

On Friday, Feb. 14, the team of Arab American Family Services met with leaders from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations to get an in depth look on how to combat discrimination. There are many different forms of discrimination, ranging from age, race, religion, ancestry, disability or source of income, to name a few. Discrimination can take place in the work place, or your neighborhood. Many have experienced discrimination when it comes to renting an apartment, or getting a job. Some people face sexual harassment, another form of...

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AAFS Helps Combat Cancer

Arab American Family Services, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is teaming up to help combat an illness that effects a million people, every year. Through leadership, education, support and resources, AAFS will help to empower the community by promoting and educating the community on living a healthy lifestyle. This partnership will help put cancer screenings at reach for Arab-Americans throughout the community. Screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colon cancer will be easily provided for those who may have been...

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Arab American Family Services, in partnership with Burbank School District 111 are working together through the Parent Mentor Program. Rosa G. Maddock and Luther Burbank School are participating in hopes to allow immigrant parents to serve as tutors for English Language Learners. Each school that participates in the Parent Mentor Program pairs an Arabic speaking parent with a classroom teacher. The parent helps tutor students in reading and math to help them catch up to their English speaking classmates. This program does not require the...

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March 31 is the deadline for everyone to enroll in the Affordable Healthcare Act. At Arab American Family Services, we have In-Person Counselors who are trained to educate and enroll clients into the new Affordable Healthcare Program.  Our caseworkers are trained to handle questions. Screening is required to determine if clients qualify for Medicaid or the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. The application generally takes 2 to 3 hours for seniors, and 1 to 2 hours for non-seniors. There is a 90 day wait period to determine whether a...

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AAFS Partners with MVCC Literacy Program

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is excited to announce a new partnership with Moraine Valley Community College and their Adult Literacy Program. AAFS will work with Arab Volunteers who will be trained by MVCC to help our adult Arab population who would like to improve their literacy level. If you want to volunteer and be certified Literacy Educator, send your name and number and we will get you there so you can give back to your community. Remember this is volunteer services, not a job, but can be a great addition to your resume for the...

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