The Mecca Center is dedicated to supporting our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the various resources below for support services currently being offered:
Spiritual Support: We are all experiencing a challenging time but The Mecca Center’s religious advisors are here for you. For spiritual counseling and/or religious questions, please e-mail Imam and Religious Director Sheikh Hassan Aly at email@example.com or Associate Imam and Youth Director Sheikh Tariq Musleh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Counseling: The Mecca Center offers family counseling with Imam and Religious Director Shiekh Hassan Aly. If you are seeking support and guidance, please contact Sheikh Hassan Aly by e-mailing email@example.com.
Grocery & Medication Delivery: The Mecca MVMT is offering a free grocery and medication delivery service for senior citizens and immuno-compromised individuals who are avoiding outdoor interactions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This service is for Willowbrook and surrounding areas from 10am to 5pm. Call the hotline for Arabic/English at 414-604-6283 and Urdu/English at 708-872-7532. Donations can be sent via Zelle to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zakat – Financial Assistance: The Mecca Center is able to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in need of support. People seeking assistance must provide a current ID for each member of their household, proof of residency, as well as complete our Financial Assistance form. For more information, please contact our Administrative Director Ghada Awwad at email@example.com.
CIOGC COVID-19 Helpline: The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) has launched COVID-19 Joint Task Force Helpline (847) 737-1785 to provide support to our communities in the following areas: Coronavirus disease 2019, health related questions, non-emergency medical needs, confidential support for mental health-related issues, food and/or financial assistance, unemployment insurance compensation for laid-off workers, and e-learning resources and support.
The Care Coalition: The Care Coalition is a grassroots and inclusive partnership of social/civic organizations and neighbors aimed at providing social, financial, and emotional support such as food delivery, financial grants, mental health/counseling, and census completion. The Care Coalition is a connector between residents who need care with those who can give care. All races, faiths, and backgrounds are welcome! You can sign up to give care or get care at http://bit.ly/carecoalition, or call their hotline at 866-I CARE20.
Learn more about these COVID-19 resources by calling The Mecca Center (630) 241-2000.