Resources for Refugee/Newcomers
CHALDEAN AMERICAN LADIES OF CHARITY (CALC)
Chaldean American women energized by working together and with others to provide help and hope to those in need. CALC provides outreach and referral services and assists refugee families meet daily needs through donations. Donations of clothing, furniture and household goods are warehoused and donated to refugee families in need. Transportation services and financial assistance is also available.
PROJECT BISMUTHA & Health Care Network (HCN)
This project has been established by the Chaldean Ladies of Charity and the Chaldean American Association of Health Professionals (CAAHP) to provide free medical services to qualified uninsured individuals.
CHALDEAN FEDERATION OF AMERICA (CFA)
CFA is a non -profit umbrella organization that provides consultation on achieving asylum and connecting the most needy refugee families to local humanitarian relief agencies in the countries of refuge. For refugees, CFA has assembled and coordinated a coalition of 23 refugee resettlement agencies, community –based organization and faith-based groups to assist in the resettlement and integration of the new arrivals.
CHALDEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chaldean Chamber Foundation has received a grant from the State of Michigan to provide free mental health services in conjunction with St. John’s Eastwood Clinics. The goal is to assist Iraqi refugees who have settled in America within the last two years in resettling and working through their hardships and coping with adjusting to the American culture and lifestyle.
CHALDEAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
A Charitable organization founded by the Chaldean American Chamber Foundation to advance the needs of the Chaldean American community and the communities in which they live and work through education, charitable giving and advocacy. The foundation also established a new program; Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training (RAST). Their goal is to help refugees assimilate to life in Michigan and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and services.
ST. JOHN HEALTH SYSTEM AND CHALDEAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
A free Mental Health program through the Chaldean Community Foundation in partnership with St. John Health system-Eastwood Clinic.
30701 N. Woodward Suite 200
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Jihan Daman, LLLMSW, Psychiatric Clinical Therapist
Warren Levin, Director
(248) 288-1362 Fax
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
The Harvard Trauma Questionnaire: Adapting a Cross-Cultural Instrument for Measuring Torture, Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Iraqi Refugees
Marwa Shoeb, Harvey Weinstein and Richard Mollica
Int J Soc Psychiatry 2007; 53; 447
CHALDEAN OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY HOPE (COACH)
COACH has a program that helps take care of basic needs such as transportation to church, the grocery store and job interviews. A subgroup, Project Hope, helps refugee children to academically and socially adapt to American cultural and society.
ARAB AMERICAN CHALDEAN COUNCIL (ACC)
ACC is the premier non-profit human service organization providing services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in Southeast Michigan. As a bridge of understanding, ACC maximizes the skills, resources and expertise of the community to provide counseling, healthcare, employment training and job placement, translation, interpretation, immigration and youth services.
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.myacc.org
ARAB COMMUNITY CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIALSERVICES (ACCESS)
ACCESS is a human services organization committed to the development of the Arab American community, and the greater community. To support this goal, ACCESS provides a wide range of human and cultural services as well as advocacy work.
(734) 785-7700 Guidance center
ST. THOMAS CHALDEAN CATHLIC CHURCH
6900 Maple Road,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
The ultimate purpose of this program is to establish a framework in which various individuals, businesses and organizations can collectively assist needy/refugee families during this time of economic hardship. They aim to provide direction of services in (or) of human need, within the parish, and the promotion and coordination of action to eliminate the cause of human need in our society.
Needy / Refugee include:
- Sponsor family assistance and counseling
- Cultural orientation
- Providing household goods and cash assistance
- Housing assistance
- Social services support (applications for social security, medical benefits, ID cards and driver's licenses)
- Referrals for ESL, medical, and other refugee benefits
- Employment Services
- Job development
- Employment referral
- Education and community outreach
- Spoken word translation services
- English as a Second Language classes
- Informational and education presentations on refugee issues for churches, schools and community group
- Ongoing Services
- Legal Matters - Case management
- Advising for Adjustment of Status papers
ST. JOSEPH CHALDEAN CATHLIC CHURCH
2442 E. Big Beaver Road.
Troy, MI 48083
The workshops provide informative sessions to help refugee arrivals transition to life in the United States. Sessions include knowing your neighbor, taxes and financial planning, keeping your children safe, apartment living, senior housing, food safety, and disaster preparedness.
CHALDEAN AMERICAN STUDENT ORGINAZATIONS (CASA)
Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) is a national 501(C)3 not-for-profit education organization established to help promote the interest of Chaldean students and increase the number of college graduates. CASA chapters are found throughout America.
www.udmcasa.com or www.Chaldean.org
The newly founded Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Youth Union, which consists of college students, has tutoring and mentoring program for Iraqi refugees at Grissom Middle School in Sterling Heights.
IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES DIVISION
Archdiocese of Detroit
Refugee Resettlement Program
3000 Gratiot Ave. Suite 206
Detroit, MI 48226
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF MICHIGAN (LSM)
21700 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075
WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (WIC)
A supplemental food program for low income pregnant and nursing women, new mothers and children under 5 years of age.
Toll Free (888) 350-0900 Ext 81272
www.fins.usda.gov/wic or www.wic.org
Health coverage for low income children under 19 years and pregnant women of any age.
Toll Free (888) 988-6300
ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES
Angel Food provides quality, nutritious food at a discount on a regular basis to give people a hand up during difficult times.
(248) 421-9527 -Linda
(248) 360-7502 – Susan
The Focus Hope Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides free monthly food to pregnant women, postpartum mother, and children up to age six and who reside in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw C\counties.
(313) 494-4600 Marilyn Clemens
Food for families who need assistance
1600 W. Maple Road
OAKLAND FAMILY SERVICES
Oakland Family Services is a private non-profit \human service agency offering school readiness programs, infant mental health programs and family support services to ensure the health of young families. Also provided are prevention and treatment programs for issues including child abuse and neglect and sexual abuse. Service also includes education support groups for children & parents and outpatient substance abuse treatment for adolescents & adults.
OAKLAND COUNTY PARENT RESOURCE GUIDE
The Oakland County Parent Resource Guide is designed for families of children 0-5 years of age and the agencies that provides series to these children.
Great Parents, Great Start
2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-OAKLAND
MDHS-Oakland offers many programs for children and families.
- Adoption Services Program
- Child Development and Care
- Child Support
- Children’s Protective Services
- Family Independence Program
- Food assistance Program
OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH
The Oakland County Health Division offers many programs for children and families.
Child Health Clinic Toll Free: (800) 848-5533
Children’s Special Health Care Services: (248) 424-7900
Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program: (248) 858-1272
OAKLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY
The Oakland County Community Health Authority offers supports and services for families with children who have a serious emotional disturbance. Call the Resource and Crisis Helpline at (800) 231-1127 for eligibility determination and other community resources.
OAKLAND COUNTY DENTAL PROGRAM AND CHILD HEALTH CLINIC
Dental care for low income residents without dental insurance
888-350-0900 ext. 81306
Wellness care and immunizations for children 2months thru age 5, for families without insurance coverage for well care.
(888) 350-0900 ext. 81311
LAKES AREA YOUTH ASSISTANCE
Youth Assistance is a non-profit organization that offers professional counseling services and conducts prevention programs for youths and their families who live within the Walled Lake School District. Youth Assistance provides free, confidential, short-term family casework and referral services for young people age 17 and younger.
Family services provided by LAYA are:
- Youth and Family Casework Services
- Family Education Programs
- Summer Camp Scholarships
- Skill Building Scholarships
- Youth/Adult Mentors PLUS Program
- Youth Recognition
615 N. Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390
HENRY Ford HEALTH SYSTEM AND MAPLEGROVE COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOR PARENTS, TEENS AND CHILDREN
Maple grove Family program offers educational support groups (not Therapy0 program for children 5-18 years old in summer camp and evening program settings. The children learn about adduction, appropriate ways of expressing feelings, safe decision making that they are not alone and it is not their fault.
Henry Ford Health Systems (HFHS)
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Maple grove Community Education.
6773 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Resources for parents and educators of kids grades 4-12.
AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
2775 S. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 998-2060 Fax
Medline Plus is a web site created for consumers by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is a free health multilingual information web site that doctors recommend for health information. You could find quality information from reliable sources in one trustworthy website. You can find:
- Health Topics- information on conditions, diseases and staying well.
- Interactive Tutorials- more than 150 slideshows with sound and pictures.
- Drug Information- about your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs, and supplements.
- Medical Encyclopedia- includes pictures and diagrams.
- Directories- find doctors, dentists and hospitals.
- Dictionary- spellings and definitions of medical words.
- Latest research- provides from MEDLINE and the Clinical Trials.gov databases.
- News- latest health news.
For more information about the products and services of NLM: (888) 346-3656
www.nlm.nih.gov or www.medilineplus.gov
Find employment/job training, shelter, food pantries, rent assistance, legal aid, medical services, and cars for seniors and more.
For more information call;
Help Line 24 hours, 7 days a week
ARAB AMERICAN & CHALDEAN YELLOW PAGES
Important phone numbers and resources to help the community with;
Area codes and phone numbers
Arabic Country area codes
US area codes
3208 Charity Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Phone (248) 395-2221
Fax (248) 229-2991
LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER ASSOCIATION INC. (LAD)
A nonprofit charitable organization that provides a free legal services to the indigent in Michigan. Their mission is to provide comprehensive, aggressive legal advocacy and representation for residence in the metropolitan Detroit especially immigrants.
545 Griswold Street, Suite 2600
Detroit, MI 48226
GLEANERS FOOD BANK (GCFB)
Food assistance and nourishing communities by feeding hungry people. There are several ways to reach emergency food provides throughout Michigan.
Detroit, MI 48207
STATE OF MICHIGAN FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Locate a food bank in Michigan
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS
- www.drugfree.org - Partnership for a Drug Free America.
- www.theantidrug.com – Help for parents on all issues regarding teens.
- www.parentingforprevention.org – Keeping your family healthy and drug free.
- www.jointogether.org – latest alcohol & drug headlines and research.
- www.inhalant.org – The truth about inhalants.
- www.collegedrinkinprevention.org – For parents who have kids nearing college age.
- www.oakgov.com /circuit/assets/docs/parentingcalendar.pdf - Parenting programs in Oakland County.
- www.oakgov.com /health - Health information.
- www.ncadi.samhsa.gov – Alcohol and drug information.
- www.drugabuse.gov - The science of drug abuse and addiction.
- www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org - National suicide prevention lifeline.
- www.mediacampaign.org - Resources and links to community groups and media.
- www.kidshealth.org – Separate information for parents, kids, and teens.
- www.connectwithkids.com - Helping parents and educators with kids issues.
- www.preventionnetwork.org - Michigan network on substance abuse prevention.
- www.edreferral.com – Eating disorder referral and information center.
- www.nationalyouth.com - National Youth Network.
- www.stopbullyingnow.gov - Help regarding bullying.
- www.parentcenter.com – Helpful e- newsletter.
- www.talkingwithkids.org - Variety of topics covered.
DIRECTED AT TEENS BUT GREAT FOR PARENTS
- www.abovetheinfluence.com – Interactive website- Information for teens and their parents.
- www.checkyourself.com – For teens to check themselves.
- www.freevibe.com - Help, information, real stories.
- www.teens.drugabuse.gov – Information for teens.
- www.justhinktwice.com - Get the facts.
WHAT EVERY IMMIGRANT NEEDS TO KNOW
Practical booklets and information for living and succeeding in the United States.
Intercambio de Comunidades
For brooklets information about the workshop, and teacher’s guide visit;
WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW…. A RESOURCE GUIDE
A step-by-step guide to understanding kids, how to talk to them and answer questions
OAKLAND COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORY
The mission of the Oakland County Human Resource Directory is to provide resource information for individuals and families in need, regardless of race, creed, or other social circumstances.
OAKLAND COUNTY FIA WORK FIRST PROGRAM (FOR ARAB CHALDEAN RECIPIENTS)
Pre-employment training which includes orientation to the American educational, health, and social systems; cultural awareness and stress factors relating to unemployment; behavior modifications; use of community resources and their availability.
William Salute, Program Director
31170 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Fax) 248) 583-4889
FURNITURE RESOURCE CENTER
Provide gently used furniture, appliances, and other household goods at no charge to low-income residents, and families in crisis.
333 North Perry
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone (248) 332-1300
Fax (248) 332-2525
COMMON GROUND SANCTUARY
Crisis phone lines, emergency psychological services, youth shelter, in-home counseling, victim assistance, community education, legal clinic, Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence, and Oakland County Crisis Response Origination.
1410 South Telegraph Road
Phone (248) 456-8150
Fax (248) 456-8174
Non-profit successful company, whose sole e purpose is to provide clean, nice clothing to our children who are in need. Families, who need clothing, coats, etc. for their children, please contact her.
Phone (586) 907-4173
Drug Addiction and Abuse
Addiction is a growing concern in the United States. People often use drugs as an outlet for their problems, although drug use creates its own problems over time. Drug addiction not only affects a person’s health and relationships, but also impacts society and the environment. There are numerous treatment options to guide people toward a sober and healthy life.
Phone (877) 775-3215