Our statement on the tragedy in Beirut, Lebanon

California (August 6, 2020) – Access California Services (AccessCal) is deeply saddened by the terribly tragedy that claimed over 100 lives and displaced around 3,00,000 people in Lebanon. We extend our deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and extend our prayers to the people who have been hurt and injured. For 22 years, AccessCal has been serving refugees and immigrants who relocate to Orange County – California from around the world.  AccessCal serves over 11,000 underserved and vulnerable individuals, each year with over 100,000 services. Our thoughts are with our community members who have family members in Beirut. 

About Access California Services 

Driven by the belief “You cannot give a person dignity – every person is born with it – but sometimes you need to help vulnerable people maintain it,” Access California Services began in 1998 by Nahla Kayali, a Palestinian refugee from Syria. The humanitarian essential services non-profit has since transformed into a trusted organization serving the underserved community including immigrants and refugees in southern California. With services delivered in 16 different languages such as health coverage access, mental health services, client advocacy, employment services, educational enrichment, financial assistance and much more – AccessCal is a culturally sensitive community-based organization dedicated to empowering all underserved populations. Through direct health & human services, we strive to enhance quality of life and foster self-determination. To learn more, visit www.accesscal.org.

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