7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

Although it's a sensitive topic and many in the Muslim community shy away from addressing topics such as sexual abuse, child neglect, and domestic violence, avoiding it will not make it go away unfortunately. The first step in eliminating this stigma is to understand what child sexual abuse is and looks like, as well as how to talk to your children about it. 

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Nisa Homes opens third transitional shelter in Canada

Nisa Homes opens third transitional shelter in Canada

Nisa Homes is pleased to announce it’s third transitional home located in Windsor, Ont. will open on Nov. 24 to accommodate the growing number of vulnerable Muslim women in the area seeking a safe, confidential and holistic environment that recognizes their cultural and religious needs.

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How I Saved My Own Life

How I Saved My Own Life

As newcomers to the country, we struggled financially, coping with harsh winters and culture shock, but I soon gave birth to two beautiful children that made everything worth it. From far away, we seemed like the typical immigrant family. Unfortunately, underneath the surface were the hidden family secrets. The ones I tried to hide and "get over".

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The reason I needed Nisa Homes.

The reason I needed Nisa Homes.

The following is based on a true story. The author wanted it to be shared anonymously: 

I grew up in a home where black and blue bruises on my body was a norm. My father’s violent fists rained down on my mother and I every time he was in a bad mood, which was often. Most of my friends looked forward to being home on weekends, sleeping in and spending time with their families. Not me; I dreaded going home. The minute I entered it would feel like a battlefield. Home for me was never safe - it was toxic, it was painful, it was fear.

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Resident Stories: Refugees

Resident Stories: Refugees

One of our residents, a mother of two children shared her experience with us. She told us she still doesn’t know where she got the courage to just venture out into the unknown with nothing but her kids and some clothes, not knowing what awaits her. All she knew was that it was safer than what she was leaving behind her.

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