OUR CHAPTERS

The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western U.S.A. relies on its chapters for existence; and ARS chapters depend on their members for existence. Chapters have important roles in how a region operates. They recruit and train members, carry out the objectives of the ARS, promote Armenian awareness in their members and the community at large, and raise funds for ARS programs. Some chapters operate One-Day schools on Fridays or Saturdays, after-school programs and one chapter operated a day-care facility. Chapters hold membership meetings and elect Chapter Executives and delegates to regional conventions. Any member of the ARS may attend a meeting of any chapter as an observer.

AS AN ARS MEMBER, YOU CAN:

  • Serve the needy and make a difference in the lives of others;
  • Build leadership and communication skills;
  • Be resourceful and creative;
  • Explore the Armenian culture;
  • Make lifelong friendships;
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment for serving your people and nation.

WHAT WE DO:

  • We support youth activities with daycare, Saturday Schools and after school programs;
  • Help pass on and preserve our cultural heritage;
  • Assist Armenian schools and cultural centers;
  • Provide tuition assistance to students attending Armenian schools and scholarships to university students;
  • Support the ARS “Sosse” kindergartens in Nagorno Karabagh (Artsakh) and youth centers in Javakhk (Georgia)
  • Support orphans and children’s shelters;
  • Provide assistance to the needy and elderly through social services centers;
  • Provide psychological counseling services;
  • Fight against domestic abuse;
  • Provide assistance to survivors of disasters;
  • Collaborate with other charities and professional organizations.

AGNOUNI

San Jose, California

ANAHID

San Fernando Valley, California

ANI

Montebello, California

ARARAT

Phoenix, Arizona

ARAX

Torrance, CA

ARAZ

Burbank, California

ARPI

Diamond Bar, California

EREPOUNI

Oakland, California

FRESNO MAYR

Fresno, California

GARIN

San Francisco, California

GARS

Santa Monica, California

HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood, California

KARNI

Orange County, California

LORI

N. San Fernando Valley, CA

MARO

Los Angeles, California

MEGHRY

Studio City, California

NAIRY

Montebello, California

ROUBINA

San Diego, California

SEPAN

Glendale, California

SEVAN

Orange County, California

SHOGHER

Houston, Texas

SHOUSHI

Las Vegas, Nevada

SOPHIA

Fresno, California

SOSSE

Pasadena, California

TALIN

La Crescenta, California

ZOVINAR

Long Beach, California