A Successful Turkey Give-a-way

We are excited to share with you photos from our successful turkey distribution in preparation for the holiday season! A special thank you to our partner – Islamic Relief USA – for awarding AccessCal the opportunity to provide turkeys to families in need. Gobble Gobble!
Thank You- Islamic Relief USA

Congratulations to our amazing client on receiving her citizenship!

Congratulations to our amazing client on receiving her citizenship!
Here Is Her Testimonial…

“I want to say thank you to Access Cal for helping me become a U.S. citizen. They helped me with the application, with classes, and with a mock interview. The online classes are organized and I like that the teacher waits for students to log in to start the class. The teacher is very patient with us. I was able to join all classes but when I missed one, I was able to make up class the next day. I was given two mock interviews one a week before and the other one a day before my interview, which helped me go to my interview with confidence. They helped me be ready for my interview.”
Noha

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A HUGE THANK YOU to OneOC for awarding AccessCal

A HUGE THANK YOU to OneOC for awarding the AccessCal – Capital Group Irvine Community Action Day (ICAD) Team, in their OneOC Charity Challenge! It was an honor for AccessCal to partner with Capital Group, Inc. and receive the support needed for rehabilitation projects at our new home. This project has been such a rewarding experience and we give a million thanks to OneOC and Capital Group for recognizing our community work. Together, we are making an impact!

We Have a New Anaheim Location as of October 1st, 2022

 

300 W Carl Karcher Way Anaheim, CA 92801

 

The team at AccessCal is working very hard to welcome you soon to our new location! We spent the last 9 years in our current office making great memories and delivering impactful services to our community, but we couldn’t be more excited for what’s coming ahead. And yes – we are staying in the beautiful city of Anaheim!

Get ready for a larger facility, plenty of greenery and trees, playgrounds for the kids, picnic areas –and of course – many more programs and services for all to access! We look at this new location as the start of another chapter in our history – a chapter that will continue to enrich the lives of so many! Our new facility will bring the community together for services, recreation, socialization, and much more.

Currently, we are working on renovating this space to make it our new home.  A special thank you to the City of Anaheim for awarding us this building.  We also thank all our amazing supporters for helping us get this far!

We look forward to getting settled in the early Fall and we look forward to hosting a grand opening to welcome you all! 

Stay tuned for a future invitation for our grand opening! For now, enjoy the pictures below that show our construction process and the plan for completion.

Sincerely,

Nahla Kayali
Founder & Executive Director

Are You Ready For What’s Coming Soon?

The team at AccessCal is working very hard to welcome you soon to our new location! We spent the last 9 years in our current office making great memories and delivering impactful services to our community, but we couldn’t be more excited for what’s coming ahead. And yes – we are staying in the beautiful city of Anaheim!

Get ready for a larger facility, plenty of greenery and trees, playgrounds for the kids, picnic areas –and of course – many more programs and services for all to access! We look at this new location as the start of another chapter in our history – a chapter that will continue to enrich the lives of so many! Our new facility will bring the community together for services, recreation, socialization, and much more.

Currently, we are working on renovating this space to make it our new home.  A special thank you to the City of Anaheim for awarding us this building.  We also thank all our amazing supporters for helping us get this far!

We look forward to getting settled in the early Fall and we look forward to hosting a grand opening to welcome you all! 

Stay tuned for a future invitation for our grand opening! For now, enjoy the pictures below that show our construction process and the plan for completion.

Sincerely,

Nahla Kayali
Founder & Executive Director

Apply for Fellowship Program at AccessCal

 

 

 

Position Title: NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellow 

Exciting Fellowship Opportunity for Arab-American Youth!

Are you an Arab-American youth?

Are you a college student or a recent graduate?

Are you seeking a financial stipend?

If so, AccessCal welcomes you to apply for a 9-month fellowship opportunity that will provide the opportunity for you to increase leadership skills and learn how to support a team that provides critical health and human services to underserved communities.

We are seeking energetic youth who are eager to make a difference in the lives of others!

This opportunity is supported by Access California Services and the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC).

For more information or to submit your resume/application, please contact Suzanne Baker at

714-917-0440 or suzanne@accesscal.org

**This opportunity runs from September 2022 to June 2023.

 

 
 

Learn About the Medi-Cal Expansion

 

The expansion to individuals aged 50 and over was included in Assembly Bill 133 (Chapter 143, Statutes of 2021), which amended Welfare and Institutions Code section 14007.8. For nearly a year, DHCS held monthly advocate and county workgroup meetings to implement this expansion.

 

 
 

World Refugee Day

Dear Supporters,

Access California Services and the Refugee Forum of Orange County join the rest of the international community in celebrating World Refugee Day. Today we honor the strength, resilience, and perseverance of refugees worldwide who were forced to flee their homes. Whoever they are and wherever they are from, everyone has the right to seek safety and live a dignified life. Join us in honoring World Refugee Day!

Sincerely,

Nahla Kayali

Founder & Executive Director

Access California Services


 

 
OC Human Relations “Hate Hurts Us All”

OC Human Relations “Hate Hurts Us All”

Thank you for the opportunity to express our support at the launch event for the OC Human Relations “Hate Hurts Us All” Campaign. We are incredibly proud to partner with OC Human Relations to help ensure our community is provided with a platform to safely and comfortably come forward to share their experiences and report hate incidents.
 

Meet Anya

Meet Anya

With your support, Access California Services (AccessCal) had the honor to serve Anya, a Ukrainian refugee who was referred to AccessCal by the County. Anya sorrowfully explained her situation.

 

“I never thought we had to leave our home but it was no longer safe for us to stay in Ukraine.”

 

Anya shared her arduous journey and the painful experience of having to leave her husband behind back home in Ukraine. Our case manager, Lamia, sat one-on-one with Anya to listen to her story and assess her needs. Our senior case manager, Bida, filed a Medi-Cal application for Anya under the recent Medi-Cal expansion which now provides full-scope coverage for individuals 50 years old and older regardless of immigration status. She also enrolled Anya in the Cal Fresh program to receive food stamps. In the meantime, AccessCal provided Anya with food vouchers and transportation through Uber to a local grocery market. As Anya did not have a phone, Lamia helped her with getting a free phone through the Obama Phone program. To assist with immigration, our accredited representative from the Department of Justice, Rania, filed a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) application for Anya, and soon we will be congratulating her on receiving a work permit. Anya warmly expressed her gratitude to AccessCal.

 

“I’m so thankful for the help and compassion I received. The overwhelming uncertainty I was feeling was relieved after coming here.”

 

Sadly, Anya is just one of the hundreds of refugee cases received by AccessCal. As the crisis in Ukraine continues to worsen, more families will be forced to flee their homes. With your support, AccessCal will be able to continuously assist incoming refugees from Ukraine and all around the world.