About the Organization
ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) has been serving the community for more than 47 years. Today, ACCESS is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. With 11 locations and more than 120 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population.
Since its inception in 1989, the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center (CHRC) has become the largest and most comprehensive Arab community-based health and mental health center in North America. When the CHRC officially opened its new facility in 2003, it became the first of its kind nationwidea fully integrated community health one-stop service center that is comprised of medical, public health and research, mental health and environment programs.
The centers mission is to provide public health programs and research opportunities that focus on the needs of Arab Americans locally and nationwide. In addition, the center serves as a training site for residents, nurses, and health professionals in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Wayne State University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing.