Social Services

What We Do

Since 1981

CMAA’s Social Services Program serves to support the welfare of immigrant and refugee families by providing language-appropriate assistance and access to a wide range of valuable community resources and information. For those who speak little or no English, CMAA staff are there to help, speaking languages such as Cantonese, Burmese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

38

Years of quality

Social Services

5,200+

Total service hours provided annually

2,700

Client cases received annually

1,200

Families assisted in staying warm during winter annually

 

Technical Assistance for the Community (TACOM)

Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program

(LIHEAP)

Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP)

Technical Assistance for the Community (TACOM)

Through the TACOM Program, CMAA provides housing assistance services to the community. Staff members help place individuals in affordable and government-subsidized housing and serve as interpreters for non-English-speaking individuals who want to solve housing-related issues. They also hold informational workshops that familiarize the community with topics such as affordable housing preservation and government resources.

For more information, please contact :
Sherry Chu at sherryc@chinesemutualaid.org or 773-784-2900 ext. 138 for more details.

 

Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

CMAA offers one-on-one case assistance for housing energy costs through the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), allowing eligible low-income families to apply for benefits in order to pay for heating and cooling bills.

For more information, please contact :
Allen Wong at allenw@chinesemutualaid.org or 773-784-2900 ext. 107 for more details.

 

Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP)

CMAA works with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to ensure that individuals with language and cultural barriers can identify and receive benefits available to them through local, state and federal programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid. Staff members screen individuals and help them submit applications online or to local IDHS offices.

For more information, please contact :
Sherry Chu at sherryc@chinesemutualaid.org or 773-784-2900 ext. 138 for more details.

 
CHICAGO

1016 W. Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Tel:  (773) 784-2900  

Fax: (773) 784-2984

Email: info@chinesemutualaid.org

ELGIN

164 Division St. #305

Elgin, IL 60120

Tel:  (847) 289-1138  

Fax: (844) 269-7844

Email: cmaaelgin@chinesemutualaid.org

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