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Arab American Family Services

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Hunger
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Seniors
  • Women


9044 S. Octavia AveBridgeview, IL 60455 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is an Illinois 501c 3 nonprofit social service agency, committed to enhancing the lives of the Arab-American community through educational programs and services. AAFS' mission is to change and impact the quality of life by serving and building stronger and healthier generations of Arab Americans in our communities. Company Overview Arab American Family Services (AAFS), a nonprofit social service agency founded in 2001, provides caring, compassionate assistance to (South Suburban) Chicagoland residents, with special sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of Arab Americans.


AAFS offers support in the areas of public benefits, immigration, domestic violence, mental health, and elderly services and sponsors outreach programs to build healthier families and communities. As a locally focused, nonpolitical and nonreligious agency, AAFS takes a leading role in building bridges respect and understanding between Arab-American and mainstream-American cultures. We not only ass ist Arab speakers in their native language and dialect, we are increasingly recognized by government agencies and other nonprofits as the best local resource for cultural exchange and translation services. AAFS serves as a catalyst for social change by actively seeking to confront the myths and taboos that have kept some Arab Americans from obtaining the assistance they need. By helping local neighbors overcome personal crisis, strengthen their families, and live healthier, more successful lives, Arab American Family Services is making a profound and positive impact in our community.

AAFS Partners:
AgeOptions, Community Memorial Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Chicago Foundation for Women, National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), Office of Illinois Attorney General, Individual Support, and Corporate Support.


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