Community Resources for Arabs

The ACCC has compiled a list of community resources geared toward the needs of Arabs and Arab Americans in the Bay. The list is always in the process of being revised, so please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with suggestions. 

CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 

 

Arab Cultural and Community Center
2 Plaza St., San Francisco CA 94116
Phone: 415-664-2200
Fax: 415-664-2280

www.arabculturalcenter.org

Bilingual Arabic/English

Arabic classes for children and adults, cultural programming, annual festival 

 

Arab Film Festival
300 Brannan Street Suite 508
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 564-1100
(866) 810-2619

 

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www.arabfilmfestival.org 

 

Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley ( AACC-SV )                             3952 Twilight Drive Bldg 2
San Jose, 95124
(408) 515-8566

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http://aaccsv.org
 

 

American Muslim Intent on Learning and Activism (AMILA)
P.O. Box 2216
Los Gatos, CA 95031

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Works with organizations that promote interests of American Muslims in a way that is constructive and pro-active through education, art and discussion forums.

 

Islamic Network Group (ING)
2136 The Alameda Suite 2 F
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 296-7312
Fax: (408) 296- 7313

 

www.ing.org
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Iraqi Community Association
Phone: (408) 720-8856
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Bilingual Arabic/English 

 

Jordanian American Association
Phone: (650) 583-0132
Bilingual Arabic/English 

 

Lebanese American Association
Phone: (650) 259-9871
Fax: (650) 259-9874

Bilingual Arabic/English 

 

National Association of Arab Americans
www.steele.com/naaa
Bilingual Arabic/English 

 

Muslim Film Festival

Phone: (408) 910-4884 

 

Rumi Bookstore
4050 Peralta Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: (510) 744-3692
Fax: (510) 744-3692

www.rumibookstore.com   

 

Ramallah Club of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 239-9115

 

Bilingual Arabic/English 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syrian American Association
Phone: (650) 599-3611
Bilingual Arabic/English 

 

Zawaya
Phone: (415) 225-9330
3150 18th St., Ste 523
San Francisco, CA 94110

http://zawaya.org/site/
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Zawaya is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting Arab American’s cultural heritage through music and art.

 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 64110
Phone: (415) 861- 7444
Hotline: (877) 282- 2288

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Bilingual Arabic/English

 

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
3000 Scott Blvd. Suite 212
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 986- 9874

Bay Area

www.cair-net.org
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Bilingual Arabic/English if given advanced notice
Assist with hate crime and discrimination reporting 

 

Equal Rights Advocates
1663 Mission St. Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 621- 0672
Fax: (415) 621- 6744

Language Line

 

 

Grassroots Organizers from the Muslim and Arab Communities (GOMAC)
Phone: (877) 282-2288
For reporting and referrals of Hate Crimes and Discrimination (bilingual: English & Arabic)

 

 

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

Arab Cultural and Community Center
2 Plaza St., San Francisco CA 94116
Phone: 415-664-2200
Fax: 415-664-2280
www.arabculturalcenter.org

 

Bilingual Arabic/English
Case management, ESL, interpretation
 

 

AYADI
134 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, Ca 94102
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Citizenship classes for Arab men and women, who may be illiterate and provides a network of support both inside and outside the classroom environment.

Bilingual Arabic/English

 

 

Refugee Transitions
870 Market St., Suite 718
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415.989.2151

One-on-one ESL tutoring in home for refugees and low-income immigrants.
Arab speaking volunteers can be requested, but not guaranteed.

 

Islamic Social Service Association
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Phone: (888) 415-9920
Fax: (602) 532-7057
www.issaservices.com

ISSA is an association of Muslims in the social services that publishes small booklets on culturally sensitive practice for several fields including:  medical field, mental health etc.)

 

The Salvation Army
San Francisco Family Services Department
Family Service Caseworker (bilingual: Arabic & English)
Contact: Jane Nahass

Phone: (650) 892-4930

 

Survivors International-Oakland
2647 International Blvd. Suite 204
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: (510) 535-6622
Fax: (510) 434-7584
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www.survivorsinti.org

 

 

Survivor International- SF
703 Market St. Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 546-2080
Fax: (415) 546-2084

www.survivorsinti.org

 

 

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
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www.nnirr.org

 

International Rescue Committee Northern California
405 14th Street, Suite 1415
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: 1 510 452 8222
Fax: 1 510 452 8228

Rescue.org/Northern California

 

International Rescue Committee in San Jose

1210 South Bascom Avenue, # 227
San Jose, CA 95128
Tel: 1 (408) 277-0255

International Rescue Committee Sacramento
2020 Hurley Way, Suite 395
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: 916 482 0120
Fax: 916 482 8806

 

 

YOUTH & CHILD SERVICES

BANANAS, Inc
5232 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618-1033
(510) 658-0381

CALWORKS Eligible

Childcare
Arabic/English with advanced notice

 

The Domestic Violence Education and Screening Project
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 52nd Street,
Oakland, California, 94609
Phone: 510-428-3000

Phone Line

 

Arab Cultural and Community Center
After School Youth program
Conference Room
111 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-664-2200
Fax: 415-664-2280

www.arabculturalcenter.org

Bilingual Arabic/English
Monday – Thursday; 3 – 5 PM

 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS/HELP LINES

 

Arab Cultural and Community Center
2 Plaza St., San Francisco CA 94116
Phone: 415-664-2200
Fax: 415-664-2280

www.arabculturalcenter.org
Bilingual Arabic/English

Referrals for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

 

 

Asian Women’s Shelter
3543 18th St. #19
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Bilingual Arabic/English

 

NISA (North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused)
P.O. Box 50515
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 888-275-6472
Fax: (650) 856-0444

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www.isna.net/nisa

Bilingual Arabic/English

 

 

 

 

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS/CENTERS/SERVICES

Masjids* (Mosques)

Al-Sabeel/Masjid Al-Noor
48 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 292-9709
Fax: (415) 292-5209

www.alsabeel.org
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Islamic Society of San Francisco/Masjid Durasalam
20 Jones Street.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 863-7997
Fax: (415) 863-7998
www.islamsf.org

 

Islamic Society of East Bay
33330 Peace Terrace
Fremont, CA 94555
Phone: (510) 477-9946

 

 

Islamic Center of San Francisco
(408) 246-9822

 

Masjid Al Tawheed
1227 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 776-8088
Fax: (415) 776-8099

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www.astwheed.jeeran.com

Provides the Muslim community with religious and spiritual services as well as educational and referral services.

 

 

Muslim Community Association of Santa Clara
3003 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
Phone: 408-970-8311

 

 

Bay Area Islamic Funeral Home
29414 Mission Blvd
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-583-1900

 

 

St. Steven’s Antiochian Orthodox Church
Phone: (408) 410-7946

 

St. George Orthodox Church
399 San Fernando Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
Phone: (415) 334-2234
Fax: (415) 334-2275

 

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
5200 Diamond Heights Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94131
Phone: (415) 648-5200

 

 

St. Antonios Orthodox Church
Phone: (510) 889-7035

 

St. Thomas More Church
1300 Junipero Sierra
San Francisco, CA 94127
Phone: (415) 452-9634
Fax: (415) 452-9653

www.al-bushra.org

OTHER LOCATION: 310 Eight St. Oakland, CA 94607

 

PHYISICANS & HEALTH PRACTITIONERS


Ibtisam Dahud
Newcomers Health Program-RMC/FHC
995 Potrero Ave. Bldg.80, Wd.85
San Francisco, 94110
direct line: (415) 206-8608
fax line: (415) 206-5756

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Dr. William Naber, M.D.
2299 Post ST. Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 346-0255
Fax: (415) 346-2553

General & Internal Medicine-bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

Dr. Nabeel Nadanat, M.D., F.A.A.P
Peninsula Medical Building
1515 Trousdale Dr. #215
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 652-9022

Pediatrician - bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

 

Dr. Tali Bashour, M.D.
1800 Sullivan Avenue Suite #304
Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: (650) 992-5100
General Medicine - bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

Mona Marachli, M.S.N., F.N.P.
3838 California Suite #806
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 386-5388

Family Nurse Practitioner working in the family private practice of Lawrence G. Shore, M.D.

(Arabic/English)

 

 

Sana Elbeshbeshy, M.D. F.A.A.P
135 N. Jackson Ave., Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: (408) 258-4244

 

 

UCSF AIDS Health Project
1930 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-777-0333

Community psychiatry and substance abuse services. HIV testing/counseling

Phone Line Translation

 

 

 

 

 

HIV/AIDS Resources
AIDS Project of the East Bay
1320 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-663-7979

Community psychiatry and substance abuse services. HIV testing/counseling

Phone Line Translation

 

Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD
Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology
Director, CPMC Stroke/Neurocritical Care Research and Education Program
CPMC Center for Stroke Research
2100 Webster Street, Suite 404
San Francisco, CA 94115
Office: (415) 600-5721

Fax: (415) 600-5762

 

MASSAGE THERAPY

 
Malika  Bikri
776 41st Ave., Ste 4)
San Francisco, CA 94121
 

415-350-2105

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DENTISTS

 

Sam Khoury M.D.
1500 Southgate Suite #103
Daly City, CA 94105
Phone: (650) 991-0999
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Bilingual (Arabic/English) 

 

 

Dr. Jihad Al-Basha, D.D.S.
Lakeshore Dental Care
1569 Sloat Blvd. Suite 332
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 664-6622

Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

 

 

Dr. Mouhannad Al Majdalani D.D.S.
320 Washington St. Suite 105
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 994-1111

Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

Eastmont Wellness Center
6955 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
6 mos.-17 years
510-567-5770

Phone translation

 

Highland Hospital Dental Clinic
1411 E. 31st Street
Oakland CA 94602
510-437-4473

Phone translation

 

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

 

Dr. Amin Azzam, M.D.
UCSF: Department of Pyschiatry
401 Parnassaus Ave. 2nd Floor Rm 167
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476- 7836

 

Dr. Jess Ghannam, Ph.D
1939 Divisidero #3
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 921- 8096

Licensed Psychologist, private practice & UCSF Professor of Pyschology

 

Karim Dajani, M.A.

1865 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 440-2540
Fax: (415) 642-6284
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Bilingual (Arabic/English), individual and couples therapy, and forensic evaluations.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Christine D’Alessandro PsyD

Phone: 415.273.9465
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wholisticconsulting.com

Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

 

Dr. Lutfiah (Lucy) Milhem, Ph.D.
870 Market St. Suite 1059
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 437-4011

Licensed Psychologist, Private practice

Bilingual (Arabic & English)

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Resource for clinicians needing clinical advice for Muslim clients

 

 

Tala Ghantous
Oakland Children’s Hospital
Alameda County, CA
510-428-3408
Only accepts children under 5

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Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

Ruba Otaky
Alameda Family Mental Health
Children under 7 only
Phone: 510-383-5131
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Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

 

Laura Farah

510-684-7518

 

Dr. Gina Grace
Kasier therapist
650-742-2151
Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

 

 

 

TRANSLATORS/INTERPRETERS

 

Abeer Rafidi

650-525-9896

 

 

David Saud
(650) 892-7604

Certified Notary

 

 

California Translation International
San Francisco
1-800-947-3520

 

Monadel Herzallah
(408) 849-7977
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Certified Notary/translation

 

 

LEGAL/IMMIGRATION  RESOURCES

 

Family Law:

 

Hibha Nimr
Family Law Attorney
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510-654-7171

Bilingual (Arabic/English)

 

To Report Hate Crimes/Discrimination:

 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
3000 Scott Blvd., Suite 101
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: 408.986.9874 Fax:  408.986.9875
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San Francisco Human Rights Commission
25 Van Ness Ave # 800  San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-2500
http://www.sf-hrc.org/

 

Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone:  415.896.1701
Fax: 415.896.1702

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Khaldoun Baghadadi
Law Offices of Walkup, Melodia, et al.
650 California Street. 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 981-7210

General negligence, police misconduct, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice and
premises liability.

 

 

Law Offices of Haitham Ballout
1290 Howard Ave. Suite 300
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 373-1122

www.visa4us.com

Legal assistance regarding personal injury, immigration services, discrimination, & workers compensation.

 

 

Immigration: Sliding scale/free

AAN:  AFRICAN ADVOCACY NETWORK (Amharic, Arabic, Tigrigna, French)
938 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415.503.1032

africanadvocacynetwork.org

 

ALC: ASIAN LAW CAUCUS (English)
55 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.896.1701

asianlawcaucus.org

 

DSCS: Dolores Street Community Services (English)
938 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415.282.6209

www.dscs.org

 

Omid Advocates
510-705-8637
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PMB #320
2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

English/Farsi

 

 

International Institute of San Francisco
657 Mission St., Ste. 301
San Francisco, CA 94105
Fax 415-538-8111

http://www.iisf.org

Sliding scale

Family petitions, U-Visa, VAWA

Drop in clinic 1-4 pm Thursdays

 

International Institute of the East Bay

405 14th St, Ste. 500

Oakland, CA 94612
Phone 510-451-2846
Fax 510-465-3392
www.iibayarea.org
 
 
 
 
BALA: Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland CA 94612
510-663-4755
baylegal.org
 
1035 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 982-1300
Fax: (415) 982-4243
Legal Assistance Line: (415) 354-6360
baylegal.org
 
 
 
APILO: Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
1121 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel 415.567.6255
fax 415.567.6248
 
1305 Franklin Street, Suite 410 
Oakland, CA 94612
tel 510.251.2846
fax 510.251.2292
www.apilegaloutreach.org
 
 
 
Private Attorneys:  Low Fee or Sliding Scale

Christine M. Stouffer (French, inquire for Arabic interpretation)
2000  Hearst Ave., Suite 401
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510.540.4149
Fax: 510.849.0749

 

Mina Litvak (Farsi and English)
1736 Franklin St., 10th Flr.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 545-3527

 

Otis Landerholm (English)
1300 South Van Ness # 204
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 322-0960

Spojmie Nasiri (Pashto, Farsi, English)
6200 Stoneridge Mall Road Suite 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588 
Tel: (925) 520-5195
Fax: (925)369-7222
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www.nasirilaw.com

 

Fixed Pricing:

Banafsheh Akhlagi, Immigration Law
Bilingual: (415) 553-7100 

Immigration law, special registration, asylum, green card applications and visas

 

Sami Baakel
Immigration Attorney/Divorce
Phone: (415) 643-8866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ RESOURCES

 

Gay Middle Eastern Men’s Support Group
GMEM is a peer-led support group that meets in San Francisco. The purpose is to share experiences in a safe and supportive setting, to reduce the sense of isolation from our family and culture, to gain a sense of belonging, to pursue self-understanding, and to form healthy friendships with other gay Middle Eastern men. The group is open to gay men of direct Middle Eastern origin.

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www.GMEMsf.org

 

 

South West Asian North African Bay Area Queers (SWANABAQ)
SWANABAQ is a moderated yahoo group. The group is for those identifying as “queer,” or LGBTI, who are of Middle Eastern or North African descent, who live in Northern California.

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CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

 

Rahima Foundation
1987 Bellomy Street.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone/Fax: (408) 845-0050

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Contributes to the needy families by extending monthly financial assistance, food distrution, zakat (almsgiving) scholarship assistance and car donation.

 

 

US OMEN
Phone: (415) 665-0520
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LOCAL ARAB CONSULATES

Consulate of Egypt
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Consulate of Jordan
972 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103
Tel: (415) 546 1155
Fax: (415) 546 4041

 

 

Consulate of Tunisia
3401 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, California, 94118
Phone: (415) 922-9222

 

 

 

Consulate of Yemen
1700 California St #410
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 567-3036