Dr. Mohammad Hamid to Visit Southern California

Dr. Mohammad Hamid, Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services, a not-for-profit multilingual, multicultural community-based health and social service agency, based in Chicago, Illinois, will be visiting Southern California early November.
Dr. Hamid and his late wife, Dr. Farzana Hamid (she sadly passed away late February) founded the first not-for-profit health and human services center specifically tailored to meet the unmet needs of diverse immigrant populations in the Chicago area. Dr. Hamid currently serves as the agency’s executive director pro bono. He has twenty-five years of extensive administrative and clinical experience as director of a 250-bed Community Psychiatric Services at the Elgin Mental Health Center, Elgin, Illinois. There, he also served as director of clinical services of a 300-bed Forensic Treatment Program.
Dr. Hamid holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Aligarh University, Aligarh, India.
Since its inception in 1992, Dr. Hamid has been providing overall supervision and coordination of the center’s programs and services. The Center has now grown into a multi-service agency and currently employs forty professional and paraprofessional staff and more than fifty volunteers. It provides an array of clinically focused, culturally tailored services to the most vulnerable members of the South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Bosnian communities, majority of whom are Muslims -- although it does not exclude the general population.
KNA Consultants (contact person: Kausar Ahmad - phone 951-674-5340) is coordinating Dr. Hamid’s short visit to Southern California scheduled around the first week of November. He is available for discussions, news interviews as well as meetings with community groups to share his agency’s experience in developing culturally competent and protocol compliant programs for underserved communities.
Dr. Hamid’s contact information: Phone: 630-835-1432, cell: 847-372-7076
email: mhamid42@sbcglobal.net or director@hamdardcenter.org

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