CCF’S Response to Covid

Covid-19 Community Resources

To help ensure the health and wellness of our team, clients, volunteers, and community, the Chaldean Community Foundation has transitioned to a remote work model for our staff. While our office is not currently taking walk-in’s, our phone lines remain open to respond to the needs of the community during these challenging times.

Please note that all classes, events, and appointments have been canceled, rescheduled or postponed at this time. Check back for future updates.

General Assistance

If you have questions or need assistance, please call (586) 722-7253 Monday-Friday between 8:30AM-5:00PM. Please be sure to follow us on social media for updates.

Project Light Individual Therapy: Intake and Telephone Visits Available

In an effort to keep all our participants healthy and safe, we are trying to limit in office visits at this time.  We are here to care for you and now offer telephone visits.  Please contact our office to schedule the best type of visit for your needs.

Anxiety Management Tips

Career Services

If you’ve lost your job or have been laid off from work, CCF’s Career Services team will work with you via telephone to help you identify alternate options or build your resume. Call Elias Kattoula at (586) 722-7253 or email

Unemployment Insurance Agency

Claiming unemployment benefits in Michigan, click HERE for fact sheet in English. Fact sheet in Arabic.

Visit the Unemployment Insurance Agency for more information, HERE.

Unemployment Insurance Videos to help file a claim. Watch the full playlist of videos, HERE.


If you are on our wait list to join one of our Citizenship Classes, a member of our team will contact you upon returning to the office. For those who are preparing for their interview, we will be providing study material on our social media outlets in the days to come! Please stay tuned!

If you’ve filed an N-400 application with the CCF, you can call (586) 722-7253 to schedule a mock interview with a member of our team, via telephone.

Visit USCIS for more information.

Assistance for those with special needs- Breaking Barriers

All events and classes for the month of March have been canceled. Please stay tuned for updates on upcoming events.

Our Case Workers are available via telephone, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM to respond to inquiries. If you have a question about a family member or loved one, please call (586) 722-7253.

Census 2020

The 2020 census is now live! Since many of you are currently at home and practicing social distancing, this is a great time to complete your census! It’s easy to do and takes less than 10 minutes!

You can complete the Census:

  1. Online at
  2. By phone: 844-330-2020 (English) 844-416-2020 (Arabic)- Phone lines are open every day from 7am to 2 am Eastern Time
  3. Paper: mail back the paper questionnaire sent to your home

For questions on how to respond to the race & ethnicity question, click here.

SBA Disaster Relief Loans

The Small Business Association (SBA) of Michigan offers assistance with disaster relief loans, unemployment and other helpful resources. Click here for Disaster Loan application.

Food Resources

Looking for food resources in Southeast Michigan? (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties)

The Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest are here to help! To locate local food resources in your area, click on the links below:

  1. Gleaners’ Community Distribution Sites (counties listed above), Click HERE
  2. Forgotten Harvest Agency Locator (metro Detroit area), Click HERE
  3. Additional resources in SE MI, Click HERE

Pandemic EBT information, Arabic.

Apply for benefits for your children, HERE.

SNAP recipients: Benefit update for the months of March and April, English and Arabic.

Additional Resources

For Michigan Legal Help, click HERE.

Coronavirus and your student loan debt, FTC consumer information.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payment Information, click HERE.

Coronavirus stimulus payment SCAMS: What you need to know.

CARES Act stimulus payment information for immigrants and refugees  For Arabic, click HERE.

To learn more about coronavirus mortgage relief options under the CARES Act, click HERE. Watch video from Consumers Financial Protection Bureau.

For information regarding Woman’s, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, check out agencies in Macomb County and Oakland County that screen and determine eligibility.

Diaper resources and other infant supplies.

Virtual at-home activities for kids brought to you by the Sterling Heights Public Library.

Click HERE for coronavirus response from our Diocese.

Click HERE for Utica Community Schools’ Closure Plan. For student registration and enrollment information, click HERE.

Click HERE for Warren Consolidated School District Closure Plan. For student registration and enrollment procedures in English, click HERE. Enrollment procedures, Arabic.

Coronavirus update from the City of Sterling Heights.

For recent news and press releases, click HERE.

For accurate information and to stay informed on the Coronavirus outbreak, visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: For resources in alternate languages, click HERE.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: For resources in alternate languages, click HERE.

The latest information on COVID-19 cases in Michigan by county is available here, updated daily at 3 PM. State FAQ page.

We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to seeing you soon.