ICNA Relief’s Social Health and Medical Service Clinic (SHAMS Clinic) is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to improve the health and social well-being of underserved communities in Philadelphia as rooted in the charitable principles of the Islamic faith.
This organization envisions a community in which individuals and institutions support each other to alleviate the effects of socioeconomic disadvantages on the health and social well-being of the underserved in Philadelphia. In the pursuit of this goal, our envisioned organization will have the threefold task of:
- Establishing a clinic to provide patient-centered primary care for the underserved with referral to specialty care and hospital charity care.
- Establishing a social services unit to provide counseling in a diverse array of matters including mental health, family, and financial issues, as well as a food pantry and a shelter home.
- Facilitating access to public programs, such as unemployment benefits, food stamps, energy assistance, Medicaid and CHIP insurance, and other public benefits available to indigent community members.