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Welcome to the Armenian Relief Society - Western USA

The Armenian Relief Society serves the social, health and welfare needs of the community; promotes the Armenian language and culture; provides financial assistance to students; assists victims of natural disasters and wars; fosters the spirit of good fellowship among ARS members and community; and advocates human rights and social change in civil society.

Local Programs

Through the work of our region's chapters, the provision of social services, mental health services, and community partnerships, our local programs contribute to the betterment of society.

International Programs

The organization’s humanitarian programs reach far and wide to Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk, Syria and communities around the world where aid is needed most.

Education Promotion

The ARS of Western USA operates one-day schools, provides scholarships, supports kindergartens and youth centers to promote and advance education.

Making a Difference

Our commitment to humanitarian service is aimed at making an impactful difference in the lives of those we serve. Share our vision and partner with us to make a difference.

Recent News

ARS of Western USA Chosen as a 2023 Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Laura Friedman

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA is proud to announce it was selected as a 2023 California Nonprofit of…

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Outstanding High School Graduates’ Awards Night 2023

The ARS Regional Executive Board hosted its Outstanding High School Graduates’ Awards Ceremony on June 5, 2023 at the ARS…

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ANCA Policy Seminar 2023

ARS Regional Executive Board members Anush Chalian and Christina Khanjian, as well as ARS Central Executive Chairperson Dr. Nyree Derderian…

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