AccessCal Presents At The 2021 Youth SDG Summit – February 11, 2021

AccessCal is delighted to host a panel discussion at the 2021 Youth SDG Summit on “Empowering Refugee Youth to Succeed”.

This panel will highlight how each of us can play a critical role in helping refugee youth succeed in their new home country. It will showcase the resilience and determination of refugee youth to succeed as well as how we can unite to empower these youngsters to lead a happy and fulfilling life.

The panelist include:


  • • Sonali Samarasinghe – Former Minister at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations


  • • Nahla Kayali – Founder & Executive Director – Access California Services
  • • Sheikh Yassir Fazaga – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Mental Health Advisor to Access California Services
  • • Nada Abubakr – Recipient of Refugee Students Scholarship Program
  • • Gloria Baroi – Recipient of Refugee Students Scholarship Program


To learn more – click this link

Youth Meet and Greet – February 03, 2021

Access California Services (AccessCal), hosted a “Leaders of Tomorrow “Speak Your Mind” virtual event, for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 years. This leadership event enabled youth to connect with one another, share the challenges they are faced with during these uncertain times, and, learn about the resources that are available to them, whether it is for school, work, or personal wellness.

The panel comprised of an exciting range of speakers and celebrity, such as:

Sheikh Yassir Fazaga: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Advisor to Access California Services

Al Jabbar: Anaheim Union High School District, Board of Trustees – Member

Amer Zahr: A Palestinian, Arab-American Comedian, Speaker, Writer, and Academic, based in Dearborn, MI

Mohammad Hijazi: Former AccessCal Youth Program Manager,

Lilly Ahmed: Current AccessCal Youth Program Coordinator


Click this link to learn more 

AccessCal 2020 End of Year Review

Thank you for joining Access California Services to preserve the dignity and enrich the lives of the underserved members of our community. By being part of our journey, you have been a powerful agent of change!

Your generosity has helped thousands of individuals and families in need this year. Check out our 2020 End of Year Review video to learn how you helped us keep our doors open during the pandemic to support our community.  

To make Year-End donations, please click HERE.

Giving Back This Giving Tuesday!

A big Thank You to all our donors for your generous gift this #GivingTuesday! We raised over $10,000 for families facing hardship in our community. Your donations will be used towards these families with housing, employment, mental health services and much more. A  special thanks to our long time donor, who matched every dollar donated. We are forever grateful for the love and support showered on us and the faith in our journey to ensure every member of our community thrives.

Families Impacted By The Silverado and Blue Ridge Fires

The Silverado and Blue Ridge fires have led to the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes over the last two days. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by this natural disaster. If any family impacted by the fires is in need of basic necessities such as food, diapers etc., please contact us.

3rd Annual Peace of Mind Conference – Highlights from Session One and Two


Speakers at the 3rd Annual Family Wellness event discussed dealing with trauma and hardship, parenting special needs, and prevalence of drug use among the youth in the Muslim and Middle Eastern communities.

Click here to read the Press Release

Session One

Session Two

National Arab American Voter Day!

We’re partnering with NNAAC and AAI for the first-ever National Arab American Voter Day on Thursday, October 8, 2020. We’re committing to registering voters and helping the Arab American community get engaged during this election.

Contact our office if you have any questions or need help to get registered to vote. You can also register to vote via this link –

World Refugee Day 2020 Drive-Thru Parade

So proud to be a member organization of the Refugee Forum of Orange County. World Refugee Day is day to celebrate the accomplishments and perseverance of refugees worldwide!