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ACC is the premier non-profit human service organization providing services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in Southeastern Michigan. As a bridge of understanding, ACC maximizes the skills, resources and expertise of the community to:
Build cooperation and communication
Raise the level of individual well-being
Increase cross-cultural understanding through education
Deliver human services, counseling and opportunities
Gear community members towards achievement
Empower through employment
training and placement
Throughout the 20th Century and continuing today, the Detroit area has attracted a steady stream of immigrants from the Middle East who today estimate near 500,000. In 1979, acutely aware of the fact that these newly arrived immigrants needed assistance in order to adapt to life in the United States, a group of visionary community members founded the Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC).
ACC opened its one person office, housed within the International Institute in Detroit, and served 421 clients during its first year of operation. Over 33 years later ACC provides over 530,000 services annually to those in need through its 40 outreach offices.
The mission of ACC is to support the overall wellbeing of the community. Programs deliver various educational, employment and training, behavioral health, youth recreation and self-enrichment services, cultural activities and health services.
ACC is committed to "Making a Difference" in the lives of those it serves and is proud to serve the growing multiethnic community of Metropolitan Detroit.