Refugee Resettlement Programs

The resettlement of our fellow Chaldeans into American society is a major part of CALC's mission and will continue to be in the future. CALC exists to give a sense of Community, and access to services, to refugees and other immigrants coming to live in the US. This program assists families with:

  • Clothing & Furniture Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • Financial Assistance
  • Needy Family Programs

    • Christmas Family Program
      A program that pairs needy Chaldean families with sponsor families who want to fulfill another family’s Christmas wishes.
    • Emergency Relief
      Donations made directly to assist families with basic necessities such as rent, food and utility payments.
    • Scholarship Program
      Provides new immigrants with an opportunity to continue their education.

    Senior Citizen Programs

    CALC advocates for the safety & well-being of our Chaldean senior citizens and improving their quality of life & independence through various support services and activities. Our advocates provide companionship, comfort and assistance to seniors. Regular activities include:

  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Holiday Lunches for Seniors and Nursing Home Patients
  • Monthly Senior Bingo
  • Historic Church Tours
  • Youth Programs
    As a community builder, CALC is committed to strengthening families and making a positive impact on youth. Our programs help to educate and inspire youth to take responsibility for the choices they make in their lives.

    Saturday D.R.E.A.M.S.
    Discovering through Recreation, Education, Adventure and Mentoring on Saturday’s – D.R.E.A.M.S. A youth mentoring program which provides positive role models for at-risk teens. It gives youth greater access to resources through field trips, educational and recreational activities one Saturday a month. The Dreams volunteer mentors provide unique experiences and a nurturing environment for disadvantaged youth. If you want to be a mentor please call CALC at 248.538.8300 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Children's Story Time
    Young Children are enchanted by magical tales in a Christmas Story Time. This annual event hosts Christmas storytelling for needy children who are also entertained with arts and crafts. After these activities, all children have the opportunity to meet Santa and each receive a free gift.


    ROOTS Refugee Resettlement Program

    The CALC ROOTS Refugee Resettlement Program provides comprehensive, community-based services for Iraqi refugee, asylee, and asylum seeking children, adults, and families. The major goal of the ROOTS program is to ensure that refugees and asylees receive appropriate services and addresses barriers that may delay a successful resettlement.

    Other Community Programs

    CALC As a Community Builder

    St. Vincent DePaul Program

    CALC and St. Vincent de Paul have partnered in a special program to aid Iraqi refugees in their resettlement in the Michigan area. This program is at no cost to you, and will help those who are in need of assistance.

    St. Vincent de Paul will provide the CALC with the equivalent of $50 per month in prepaid debit cards for each month the Donation Bin is placed at your business. Download Flyer