Monday 28 February 2011

Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is a community-based nonprofit that works for social justice, delivering a range of social services, and aiming to cultivate the arts in urban communities.

The network was formed in 1995 by Muslim students, community residents and leaders responding to inner-city poverty . IMAN sought to create a community organization driven by the spiritual ideals of community service, social justice and human compassion. A diverse network of students, residents and various institutions throughout the Chicago area has joined IMAN in working to develop a full-fledged community organization that seeks to embody the principles of these ideals.

Through direct services, IMAN provides key and often essential services that range from career development to medical attention. These services are facilitated through the Free IMAN Health Clinic and Career Development Initiative and collectively enable IMAN to meet community needs while building lasting relationships. One of the most effective and successful services IMAN has offered the larger community has been through its free Health Clinic. IMAN’s Health Clinic has become a leading provider in the community that delivers no-cost primary health care and support services to the largely uninsured population of Chicago’s Southwest Side. Operating out of IMAN’s new Health Clinic and Administrative Center, the clinic is staffed by a full-time Medical Director, Health Clinic Administrator, Lab Technician and over 25 volunteer physicians, nurses and rotating medical students who give their time and heart to the clinic.

You can learn more by visiting the website here.
You can also make a donation at the website.

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