Child & Family Services
The Child & Family Services Program assists parents with issues involving their children’s education and development, in order to improve children’s outcomes in school and beyond. Our services:
• Assist parents with enrolling their children in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school
• Help parents to communicate with teachers and administration at schools
• Support students struggling in school and help to resolve any challenges in translation or adjustment
• Encourage parents to become advocates for their children through workshops and programming
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Child & Family Services program served:
with a total of
852 case activities.
The Child & Family Services Program also includes a Parent’s Group to bring mothers and fathers in the IMAS community together for workshops about the American primary education system, child care and how to support their kids’ development and education.
If you are interested in these services, call us at (773) 409-4597 and ask for Zinah Kadhim to make an appointment!
مساعدة العوائل من ذوي الاطفال
للحصول على المساعدات التي تلزمكم يرجى الاتصال بمديرة شؤون العوائل ذوي الاطفال: زينة خادم -لتحديد موعد
2600 W. Peterson Ave, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60659
My family and I strongly appreciate the tremendous efforts by Zinah Kadhim in the Child & Family Services Program at IMAS. The organization has been very helpful and supportive in assisting us and our children. Ms. Kadhim has provided us much information on the rules and regulations of Chicago Public Schools and helped us register our children in school.
My wife and I have attended workshops given by Ms. Kadhim and others that deal with topics related to raising children in the United States, the challenges we will face as parents here, and how to integrate into the community while maintaining our identity.
IMAS has also provided workshops for our children on issues important to high school students, as well as activities and field trips. My wife is also a regular attendee at meetings for the IMAS parent group, which has provided us with more information on parenting and how to be an effective leader in the community.
During these workshops and meetings, IMAS has connected us to other refugee families as well as families from the wider Chicago community.
My family and I are truly grateful for the work of Ms. Kadhim and IMAS in helping us to integrate and develop our lives in our new country and second home, the United States.