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.  
www.Calconline.org  
(248) 538-8300 

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. 
Visit ProjectBismutha.org 
(248) 539-9300 

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.  
www.ChaldeanFederation.org 
(248) 851-3023 

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. 
www.ChaldeanChamber.com 
(248) 932-9161 
(248) 538-3700 

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. 

Eastwood Clinics 
30701 N. Woodward Suite 200 
Royal Oak, MI 48073 
Jihan Daman, LLLMSW, Psychiatric Clinical Therapist 
Warren Levin, Director 
 (248) 288-9333 
 (248) 288-1362 Fax 
www.stjohn.org/eastwoodclinics 
  
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 
DOI: 10.1177/0020764007078362   
http://isp.sagepub.com 

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. 
ProjectHope@coachinfo.com 
(586) 843-8788 
  
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. 
acc@arabcc.org or www.myacc.org 
(248) 559-1990 
(248) 354-8460 

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. 
(313) 945-8138 
(734) 785-7700 Guidance center 
www.accesscommunity.org

ST. THOMAS CHALDEAN CATHLIC CHURCH 
6900 Maple Road, 
West Bloomfield, MI 48322 
(248) 788-2460 

HELPING HANDS 
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
  • Transportation
  • 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
  • Tutoring
  • 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 
(248) 528-3676 

Refugee Workshops 
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 

E’ROOTHA 

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. 
http://erootha.org 

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES DIVISION 

Archdiocese of Detroit 
Refugee Resettlement Program 
3000 Gratiot Ave. Suite 206 
Detroit, MI 48226           
(313) 393-2690 
www.aodonline.org 
          
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF MICHIGAN (LSM) 

21700 Northwestern Highway 
Southfield, MI 48075 
(248) 423-2790 
www.lssm.org 

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 
(248) 858-1272 
www.fins.usda.gov/wic or www.wic.org

MICHILD/HEALTHY KIDS 

Health coverage for low income children under 19 years and pregnant women of any age. 
Toll Free (888) 988-6300 
https://healthcare4mi.com/michild-web 
  
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 

FOCUS: HOPE 

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 
www.focushope.edu/food 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE 

Food for families who need assistance 
1600 W. Maple Road 
(248) 960-9975 
www.hospitalityhousefoodpantry.org/donors.html 
  
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. 
(248) 624-3811 
www.oaklandfamilyservices.org 

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 
Oakland Schools 
2111 Pontiac Lake Road 
Waterford, MI 48328 
(248) 209-2588 
www.oakland.k12.mi.us/earlychildhood 
  
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-OAKLAND 

MDHS-Oakland offers many programs for children and families. 
Services include: 

  • Adoption Services Program
  • Child Development and Care
  • Child Support
  • Children’s Protective Services
  • Family Independence Program
  • Food assistance Program
  • Medicaid

(248) 975-4800 
www.michigan.gov/dhs 

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
www.oakgov.com/health 
  
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. 
www.occmha.org 
  
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 
(248) 858-1311 

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
(248) 956-5070

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 
(248) 661-6490 

Maple grove Community Education. 
6773 West Maple Road 
West Bloomfield, MI 48322 
(248) 661-6170 
(248) 788-3177 
Mce_cp@hfhs.org 
  
ADOLESCENT LITERACY 

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) 998-2600
(703) 998-2060 Fax 
www.AdLit.org 
  
MEDLINE PLUS 

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 

UNITED WAY 

Find employment/job training, shelter, food pantries, rent assistance, legal aid, medical services, and cars for seniors and more. 
For more information call; 
(800) 552-1183 
Help Line 24 hours, 7 days a week
www.uwsem.org/211 

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
Embassy
3208 Charity Drive 
Sterling Heights, MI 48310 
Phone (248) 395-2221 
Fax (248) 229-2991 
www.arabamericanandchaldeanyellowpages.com 

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. 

Penobscot Building 
545 Griswold Street, Suite 2600 
Detroit, MI 48226 
(877) 964-4700 

GLEANERS FOOD BANK (GCFB) 
Food assistance and nourishing communities by feeding hungry people. There are several ways to reach emergency food provides throughout Michigan. 
  
2131 Beaufait 
Detroit, MI 48207 
(313) 923-3535 
www.gcfb.org 
  
STATE OF MICHIGAN FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

(800) 481-4989 
Locate a food bank in Michigan 
www.fbcmich.org 

HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS 

DIRECTED AT TEENS BUT GREAT FOR PARENTS 

  
WHAT EVERY IMMIGRANT NEEDS TO KNOW 

Practical booklets and information for living and succeeding in the United States. 
 Lee Shainis 
Executive Director 
(303) 996-0275 
Intercambio de Comunidades 
www.intercambioweb.org 
 For brooklets information about the workshop, and teacher’s guide visit; 
www.livingintheus.org 
 
WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW…. A RESOURCE GUIDE 

A step-by-step guide to understanding kids, how to talk to them and answer questions 
www.wbib.org 
  
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. 
www.oaklandhrd.org

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 
(248) 583-8784 
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 
www.commongroundsanctuary.org 
  
SHARING NEEDS
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. 
Alisa Seyburn 
Phone (586) 907-4173 
Email: sharingneeds@comcast.net

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
www.drugrehab.com