Charitable Arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

Refugee Mental Health Services

A Community Health Initiative
The Chaldean Community Foundation is funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health to provide much needed mental health services to Iraqi refugees and community members. The foundation has partnered with St. John Providence Eastwood Clinics to deliver the best treatment available to refugees, who have suffered untold trauma and stress from the war in Iraq and the subsequent religious persecution of minorities. Many have languished for years in countries like Jordan and Syria, unable to work or send their children to school, before getting permission to come to the United States.

The program is open to anyone who is experiencing difficulties adjusting to personal life challenges such as the loss of a home, divorce and other misfortunes. Individuals without insurance or a means to pay can obtain mental health services including therapy, psychiatric physician visits and medication. Those with insurance are assessed fees based on their plan requirements. Translation and transportation services are available.

Services provided include:

  • Raise awareness of mental health issues
  • Initial intake and assessment
  • Communicate with insurance agencies and schedule appointments
  • Provide translation for clients with language barriers
  • Provide transportation to and from appointments for clients without vehicles
  • Assist clients with a range of services such as housing, food, clothing or medical care needs
    by referring them to appropriate agencies and programs
  • Home visits providing transportation and translation
  • Referrals to employment agencies, assistance with college registration, financial aid
    and English as a second language (ESL) classes
  • Escort clients to departments and facilities for translation and assistance in resolving issues,
    such as Social Security, Department of Human Services, court and probation issues and more
  • Provide counseling and alternatives for issues involving employment, college and legal issues
  • Provide orientation on American culture and a system to help with adjusting for newcomers

Download the brochure to learn more
English version
Arabic version

If you or a loved one is need of mental health services,
contact the Foundation at (248) 996-8340.

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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