Our History

Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) is a local non-profit organization founded in 1979 as a branch of the Arab Family Organization in the Gulf region, aiming to advance the Arab family and develop the social services it needs. SCHS was authorized under decree number 6/1981 issued by the Government of Sharjah on March 11th, 1981. On October 10, 1995, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, issued a decree under edict number 4/1995, declaring SCHS as an independent organization in the Emirate of Sharjah aiming at serving people with disabilities in the UAE.

Success for SCHS aims at changing our society's attitude towards persons with disabilities and affecting government policies in disability related issues. It also aspires to pave the way to a bright future for both mentally and physically challenged children, giving them confidence and a chance to live in an equal opportunity society.

Our Vision

To be a leader in Advocacy, inclusion, and empowerment of persons with disabilities in the United Arab Emirates and the Arab world.

Our Mission

We strive to reduce the causes of various disabilities through early intervention and community outreach. We are advocates aiming at the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities through education, rehabilitation, and job placement to shape independent, self-reliant individuals in society.


Through its flexible and comprehensive plans and its unyielding strategy, SCHS services include:

  • Early intervention to prevent and reduce disabilities.
  • Education, training and rehabilitation of children and adults with disabilities.
  • Family counseling.
  • Job placement.
  • Awareness and public education on disability issues.