Rising to the Challenge Together

The Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) is partnering with the Khalil Center in Glen Ellyn to provide emergency funds and holistic counseling for individuals undergoing financial hardship and severe mental and emotional distress. The partnership empowers distressed individuals to seek out the resources they need to attain financial independence and long-term, mental well-being. These services are especially crucial for new and fairly recent immigrants, including refugees, for whom adaptation to a wholly different culture can prove difficult and highly stressful. With Illinois’ budget crisis causing mental health clinics to close down or reduce services in the Chicago area, these non-profit organizations are stepping up to the challenge to provide for and protect our community’s most vulnerable citizens.

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