Financial Assistance

The Emergency Financial Assistance and Zakat Program provides temporary emergency financial assistance to eligible individuals and families residing in Southern California.

The Emergency Financial Assistance and Zakat Program provide temporary emergency financial assistance to eligible individuals and families in Southern California.

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, which entails the transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor. Every sane adult Muslim who makes over a certain amount of money must donate 2.5% of their wealth to those in need. By contributing to AccessCal’s Emergency Financial Assistance and Zakat program, your money is directly used to provide immediate relief to underserved individuals and families.

The program aims to help meet families and individuals’ basic needs while simultaneously assisting them in attaining self-sufficiency through employment and personal responsibility.

  • • Rental assistance

  • • Utilities

  • • Gas vouchers

  • • Motel vouchers

  • • Food vouchers

  • • Prescription medication

  • • Bus passes

  • • Vocational training and tuition

Eligible individuals and families may receive a one-time financial disbursement based on guidelines and proof of documentation. This program is strictly community-funded with limited availability. Pre-booked appointments are mandatory. This program is eligible for zakat donations and has a separate bank account associated with it.