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Afzana J.

I provide ESL classes for the residents at Nisa Homes.

Things that make me happy are oreos and spending time with friends. I can speak English and Bengali.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I love my community and want to help my sisters thrive in any way possible."

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Amal S.

I am the in house counsellor for Nisa Homes. I coach the women who stay with us to cope with their stressful situation. 

Things that make me happy are sushi and crocheting. I can speak English and Arabic.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I am able to empower women and get them to open up about their struggles. This is a place where we can help women realize that there is hope beyond the struggles and pain that they have experienced."

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Azia H.

I assist with tasks around one of the homes while providing support to the residents as needed.

Things that make me happy are nachos and painting. I can speak English and Urdu.

“I am passionate about Nisa Homes because we are able to help women who are struggling with difficult and traumatic issues in their lives.”

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Faye F.

I am the event coordinator for the children that stay at Nisa Homes.

Things that make me happy are Moroccan couscous and soccer. I can speak Moroccan, English and Arabic.

“I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I admire the strength and courage in the women and children through times of difficulty. I hope to be able to learn these traits from them.”

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Huma S.

I am a counsellor at Nisa Homes, providing individual and group-based therapy for residents.

Things that make me happy are Italian food and reading. I can speak English and some Urdu.

“I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I believe in the importance of helping our community members and empowering women.”

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Laila A.

I work with women who are escaping from domestic violence. I connect them to appropriate community and government resources that can help recreate their lives.

Things that make me happy are lasagna and spending time in nature. I can speak English and Arabic.

“I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I enjoy helping people especially those who are vulnerable and need compassion.”

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Mariyam Z.

I manage and foresee all of the operations at one of the homes.

Things that make me happy are sandwiches and going on hikes (but mostly sandwiches). I can speak English and Urdu.

“I am passionate about Nisa Homes because we have had a positive impact on so many lives and we have the capacity to keep doing so. And mainly because I believe that everyone has the right to have access to a safe space when they need it.”

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Orely B.

I assist with individual case work as needed. I also organize and sort through the donations given to us such as clothing and household items.

Things that make me happy are Vietnamese spring rolls (os nem) and reading. I can speak English and French.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because the services they provide are greatly needed within our community."

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Rabia C.

I'm a tutor for the children at Nisa Homes. I help with homework and try my best to make learning fun and interactive!

Things that make me happy are eating chicken and travelling. I can speak English and Urdu.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I wanted to make a positive difference in the best way I knew possible: education. My life goal is to help others learn in a positive and encouraging way."

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Reena V.

I am the Mental Health Specialist at Nisa Homes. I design and deliver Mental Health and Wellness programs for our residents. I also lead emotional resilience mentoring sessions with both our staff and our residents.

Things that make me happy are drinking chai tea and spending time in nature.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I believe it’s important to support women through difficult times and empower them to live optimal lives."

 
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Yasmine Y.

I am the Program Manager for Nisa Homes and I am responsible to keep our homes up and running.

Things that make me happy are ice cream and watching tv. I can speak English and Arabic.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I have always known I wanted to work in helping people, specifically with marginalized women with nowhere else to turn. After having experienced the effects of domestic violence with close friends and family, and learning about the limited resources, the stigma, and the barriers, so when the opportunity to be part of Nisa Homes presented itself, I knew I had to be a part of it."

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Sabeeha S.

I am the Outreach coordinator and I represent Nisa Homes at community activities, networks and coalitions. I reach out to community members, businesses and organizations for financial and in kind donations.

Things that make me happy are all types of food and travelling. I can speak English, Urdu and French.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because abused and displaced women in our community are often overlooked when it comes to resources and support. It enabled me empower women and help them start their lives afresh."

 
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Zainab M.

I assist case workers at one of the homes as needed. 

Things that make me happy are eating desserts and travelling. I can speak English, Afrikaans and a little bit of Arabic.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I wanted to serve the community for the sake of Allah."

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Shareefa S.

I help manage the social media, creative content and public relations side of Nisa Homes.

Things that make me happy are juicy beef burgers and photography. I can speak English, Hindi, and Urdu.

"I am passionate about Nisa Homes because I believe every woman and child deserves the right to be safe, happy and empowered. The resources specifically available for marginalized women are extremely limited, I wanted to be a part of  this much needed change."