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Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Address

1016 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 784-2900

www.chinesemutualaid.org

AKA:

CMAA

Description:

Provides English as a Second Language, Financial Literacy and Citizenship Education. Provides Social Services for citizen, immigrant and refugee families. Provides job search assistance and after school programs, as well as in-home services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Intake Process:

(1) Visit website to find contact information for the program you are interested in
(2) Call or email to request services

Program Fees:

(1) Self-pay (depending on program)
(2) No Fees

Languages:

(1) Mandarin
(2) Cantonese
(3) Burmese
(4) Mandarin
(5) Vietnamese
(6) Bosnian
(7) Thai
(8) Tagalog
(6) Other languages available

Eligibility:

Varies by service

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

June 4, 2020

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

1016 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Contacts

Rajan Shahi

Primary Contact

Comptroller

rajans@chinesemutualaid.org

Citizenship and Immigration Case Assistance

Employment Program

Phone Numbers

Main

(773) 784-2900

ESL and English Tutoring

(773) 784-2900 x120

Fax

(773) 784-2984

Immigrant Family Resource Program

(773) 784-2900 x138

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Description

Free citizenship education for individuals preparing for the U.S. naturalization interview.

Required Documents

Call to confirm

Eligibility

Must pass an English test

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Call or email for more information

Geography Served

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  • Illinois

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    773-784-2900 x120
    Name:
    ESL and English Tutoring
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (HH-0500.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Staff counselors provide one-on-one consultations for those seeking employment.

    Hours

    Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Required Documents

    Call for details

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    (1) Fill out application form online at: www.chinesemutualaid.org/employment-services (2) Assessments and consultations done either in person or over the phone

    Geography Served

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    • Illinois

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      773-784-2900
      Name:
      Main
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (ND-1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Direct financial assistance to low-income families economically impacted by COVID-19.

      Required Documents

      Documents required may include: (1) unemployment insurance claim (2) notice from employer about layoffs or furloughs

      Eligibility

      (1) Individual or family must have been at 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI) before the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis (2) Must prove financial hardship was caused by the COVID-19 crisis

      Intake Procedure

      (1) Fill out application at www.chinesemutualaid.org/covid19-resources (2) Email application to COVID19Resources@chinesemutualaid.org

      Geography Served

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      • Illinois

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        773-784-2900
        Type:
        Voice
        Name:
        Main
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (JP-1500.1700-150) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        ESL classes and individual tutoring.

        Hours

        Call to confirm class schedule

        Required Documents

        Call to confirm

        Fees

        None

        Intake Procedure

        (1) Call or email carolinek@chinesemutualaid.org regarding classes and tutoring at this location, (2) Call or Email tutoring@chinesemutualaid.org for more information on individual English tutoring.

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

        • Illinois

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          773-784-2900 x120
          Type:
          Voice
          Name:
          ESL and English Tutoring
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (HH-0500.8000-150) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          The Technical Assistance for the Community (TACOM) program providing housing related support, counseling and education. Services include helping place eligible applicants into affordable or government-subsidized housing, or acting as interpreters in housing-related dealings on behalf of non-English speakers.

          Hours

          Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

          Required Documents

          Call for details

          Fees

          Call for details

          Intake Procedure

          Call or email for more information.

          Geography Served

            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

          • Illinois

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            773-784-2900
            Type:
            Voice
            Name:
            Main
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (BH-3700) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Immigrant Family Resource Program assisting immigrant and refugee families secure all state, local and federal benefits that they are eligible for, including SNAP, Medicaid and utility service payment assistance (LIHEAP).

            Hours

            Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

            Required Documents

            Call for details

            Eligibility

            Varies depending on the benefits applying for

            Fees

            None

            Intake Procedure

            Call for over-the-phone screening and to schedule an appointment.

            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

            • Illinois

              Telephone Numbers

              Number:
              773-784-2900 x138
              Name:
              Immigrant Family Resource Program
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-1000.3300) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Description

              Legal case assistance for those seeking to apply for citizenship, readjustment of status, or petition for family members living outside the United States.

              Hours

              Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

              Required Documents

              Call for details

              Eligibility

              Individuals and families seeking to apply for citizenship, readjustment of residency status in the U.S., or those who want to petition to bring family members to the U.S.

              Fees

              Self-pay

              Intake Procedure

              Call or email for more information

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

              • Illinois

                Telephone Numbers

                Number:
                773-784-2900
                Name:
                Main
                Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3600) and related services within the Service Tree.

                Description

                Culturally-sensitive homemaker services. Services include assistance with grocery shopping, laundry, appointment management, meal planning and prep, transportation, personal care.

                Required Documents

                Call to confirm

                Eligibility

                Call to confirm eligibility

                Fees

                Self-pay

                Intake Procedure

                Call for free assessment

                Languages

                Mandarin, Cantonese, Laotian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Bosnian, Thai, multiple others.

                Geography Served

                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                • Illinois

                  Telephone Numbers

                  Number:
                  773-784-2900
                  Type:
                  Voice
                  Name:
                  Main
                  Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PH-3300) and related services within the Service Tree.

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