AccessCal first Orange County nonprofit to provide refugees with health assessments

Access California Services, a member of National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), was recently featured in the news for the organization's dedicated work with refugees.

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The Orange County Register wrote extensively about AccessCal's new resource that connects refugees with health services and its step as the first nonprofit in the county to provide the health assessments. 

>>READ THE ARTICLE: "When refugees find their way here, O.C. nonprofit helps them get settled"

AccessCal, based in Anaheim, Calif., provides social and economic resources to Arab- and Muslim-Americans, refugees and immigrants and serves families and individuals of any faith or ethnicity in its community.

The organization contracted with the Oakland County Health Care Agency to provide refugees with health exams for refugees.

An excerpt from the article reads:

"AccessCal has more than two dozen staffers and 10 AmeriCorps members who speak 15 languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Hindi, Armenian, German, French and Urdu. It is on track to serve 10,000 people this year, its most ever.

It is the first nonprofit in Orange County to provide the health assessments, which for the past 40 years had been handled by the Health Care Agency."

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