Charitable Arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

Government

Michigan Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Michigan’s public assistance, child and family welfare agency. DHS directs the operations of public assistance and service programs through a network of over 100 county department of human service offices around the state.

Assistance Programs

Refugee Assistance
Cash Assistance

Food Assistance

Child Care

Medical Services

Emergency Services

Jobs Education and Training (JET)


Secretary of State

Secretary of State provides information on obtaining driver education and licensing, vehicle registration, Michigan safety codes, voter registration and election information, as well as updating residential information. Secretary of State Offices also have notary public officers on hand to notarize documents.


Social Security Administration

The U.S. Social Security Administration website provides information on how to apply for disability benefits, retirement benefits and how to apply for a Social Security card.

Click here to view the SSA site in Arabic

Supplemental Security Income
*Application for Adult

*Application for Child


The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs (Benefits for People with Disabilities)

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is federal money given to each state to assist low-income families with energy costs.

In Michigan, the LIHEAP block grant is used for the following programs:

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.

Refugee Mental
Health Services

Supplies much-needed mental health services to Iraqi refugees and others in Southeast Michigan

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Refugee Acculturation & Sustainability Training

Helps refugees of the Iraq War and subsequent religious persecution to acculturate and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and services

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Breaking Barriers

Provides assistance and advocacy to the disabled.

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Chaldean Loan Fund

ChaldeanLoanFund_LogoProvides low-interest loans to help refugees purchase a car.

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Project
Bismutha


Provides free or reduced cost healthcare to Iraqi Christian and Chaldean refugees without medical insurance though the Chaldean American Association of Health Professionals (CAAHP)

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Waad Murad
Advocacy Fund

Offers a cash reward up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes perpetuated against businesspeople

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Karim Khamarko Memorial Scholarship Fund

baba3 (2)Established in 2012 in honor of Karim Khamarko, who was murdered in 2010 in his place of business, the fund gives scholarship assistance to Chaldean American high school students who have demonstrated academic success… Read more