Community Outreach Program


To Our members, friends and supporters,

There is no greater priority to the our chapter other than the health, safety, and welfare of our community members. As we monitor the spread of the pandemic Novel COVID-19, we recognize that we have a duty and an opportunity to step up and help our community members and neighbors.

As a result, we have supported a Community Outreach Program to assist our residents most affected and at risk of COVID-19. As the risk factor for adults over the age of 60 is higher than any other demographic, this program is designed for our older adults who are isolated and/or practicing social distancing.

Ms. Monica Sliwa is a 2nd year student pharmacist at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the leader of this program. With her sister, Milano and classmate, Afrooz, have started a community outreach, which aims to provide free grocery shopping, and delivery services to individuals who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 virus in the San Diego area. They are happy to serve anyone over the age of 60 years of age or immunocompromised (especially those with language barriers) at no additional charge. The volunteers speak English, Arabic, Assyrian and Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Spanish, Farsi, and French.

We are looking for volunteers and most importantly patients who are in need of this service. Spreading the word around is what we are currently in desperate need of. If by any chance, you have extra supplies (gloves, masks, disinfectants), may we ask to borrow them?

With the help of, NAAMA-SAN DIEGO, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego Health, Moores Cancer Center at UCSD Health, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp Healthcare, Senior Resource Center, Alzheimer’s San Diego, San Ysidro Health, and St. Paul’s PASE, over 30 so far eligible people were reached and provided with the service.

If you are willing to VOLUNTEER please proceed to this link to fill the contact information.

Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand. By providing even a small donation, you can be part of an effort to provide meaningful assistance, supply food and basic necessities to the elder and vulnerable of our community during this difficult time.