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 

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

Toys for the Holidays 2018

Come celebrate with us by bringing your kids to AccessCal on Friday, December 21, 2018. Toys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Call 714-917-0440 for more details!​

Childcare Licensing Students Receives CPR & Emergency Training

Students from AccessCal’s Childcare Licensing and Parenting classes had the chance learn about CPR and emergency techniques. Since most medical emergencies occur in a person’s home or other place of recreation, these skills could save the life of a loved one. We’re glad we can offer our community access to such necessary training.

AccessCal Takes Part in ‘Working with Immigrant Families in CWS’ Panel Discussion

AccessCal’s Nahla Kayali was a panelist in the discussion “Working with Immigrant Families in CWS” at The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) 2014 Conference today.

Panelists covered topics such as best practices, child welfare success stories, established agreements and relationships between the participating panelist organizations and the Social Services Agency.

The two other panelists were Loreta Ruiz, Consul de Proteccion and Raquel Amezcua, MA, Family Mediator and Consultant. Moderating the discussion was Gary Taylor, MS, Division Director of Children and Family Services of the Orange County Social Services Agency.

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