ACCESS enables and empowers individuals, families, and communities to lead informed, productive, and culturally sensitive lives. We assist our clients as they attain self-sufficiency. As a nonprofit model of excellence, we honor our Arab American heritage through community-building and service to those in need, regardless of their background. ACCESS is a strong advocate for cultural and social entrepreneurship imbued with the values of community service, healthy lifestyles, education, and philanthropy.
ACCESS offers comprehensive and holistic services to diverse populations including underserved low-income ethnic minority groups. ACCESS has seven locations, administering over 90 programs in the greater Metro Detroit area.
Through empowerment, advocacy and skills training, each department provides numerous programs that assist clients in overcoming issues. The many services offered include: a Michigan Works! One Stop Service Center in Dearborn and a Detroit at Work Center offering workforce development programming that assists in job placement and barrier removal. A Center for Working Families that provides financial literacy and financial management training. A Food and Shelter program that provides housing and food assistance to clients; an immigration services program that provides translation/interpretation and legal services; a health clinic and pharmacy to provide primary health care, screening, and education programs that raise awareness on various healthcare issues, such as tobacco cessation; mental health counseling and psychiatric care programs. There are also educational programs that provide academic tutoring, ESL training, ABE education and GED training; and civic engagement and voter registration programs.
ACCESS has been providing workforce development services to Detroiters since 1997.