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Community Stories

The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) has nearly 100 programs that strive to assist, improve and empower people in the community locally and nationally. These stories highlight ACCESS programs in the community and across the country, as well as clients who are positively impacted by the organization. Nonprofit groups and media outlets are welcome to reprint these stories with attribution and/or to link to these pages. If you have questions, please contact the ACCESS Communications Department at 313-842-5128.


How we’re honoring our commitment to community


By Maha Freij, President and CEO, ACCESS

ACCESS Recovery Center to be a lifeline for those struggling with substance use disorder


ACCESS announced the launch of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center at its 50th Anniversary Gala on November 17, 2022.

Maha Freij, ACCESS President and CEO, has been chosen by the El-Hibri Foundation to receive the 2022 Community Builder Award in recognition of her many years of leadership and service.

We are excited to hear that Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) have introduced a bill that will help address health concerns in the