Charitable Arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

CAAHP—Project Bismutha

CAAHP Project Bismutha joined the Chaldean Community Foundation to provide free medical services for uninsured Iraqi Christians.

Mission: CAAHP’s volunteer healthcare providers are committed to improving the health and well-being of medically uninsured Chaldean adults by providing healthcare and access to prescription medication.

Due to economic conditions, the need for health coverage within the Chaldean Community has grown drastically. Project Bismutha (the “act of healing”) was established by the Chaldean American Association for Health Professionals (CAAHP) in 2010 to provide free medical services to qualified uninsured individuals. The program is modeled after Project Chessed, which serves the Jewish community. Project Bismutha is affiliated with the Chaldean Community Foundation and is also supported by Saint Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Diocese. The Foundation partnered with CAAHP in 2011 to help support and administer the initiative.

CAAHP is a compassionate group of medical professionals within our community that work to deliver quality donated medical care to Project Bismutha clients in need. Project Bismutha is open to adult members of the Metro Detroit Iraqi Christian community who are:

  •   Between the ages of 19 and 64 years old
  •   Completely medically uninsured
  •   Meet the financial eligibility guidelines
  •   Not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare
  • Legal residents of the United States

Available Services include:

  • Primary and preventative healthcare
  • Management of common medical problems
  • Maintenance of chronic health challenges
  • Access to discount prescription medication

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Facts about the Chaldean Community:

Launched in 2006 as the charitable arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, the CCF was established to address the rising Iraqi refugee crisis.

The Chaldean Community Foundation provides a multitude of services including housing assistance, English as a second language training, immigration consulting, and employment assistance and training.

The Chaldean Community Foundation services more than 6,000 people each fiscal year.

The Chaldean Community Foundation funds a variety of charitable programs. Because of the support of our members, the foundation has donated more than $300,000 to good works.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Chaldean Community Foundation has established a Refugee Emergency Fund.

The Foundation hosts two major events throughout the year: the annual community Golf Outing and the Chaldean Festival, held in conjunction with the City of Southfield.

The Chaldean Community Foundation has provided more than $300,000 in charitable contributions to various organizations where Chaldeans live, work and worship.

The Foundation has supported and been a part of several initiatives, including workplace development, economic development, refugee assistance, cultural competency training and charitable giving.

The Chaldean Community Foundation provides cultural competency training to corporations and municipalities providing a brief history, an overview of Chaldean culture, faith and language, and the contributions of the community in the United States.

The recent Iraq war has threatened the permanent removal of Chaldeans from their ancestral homeland.

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