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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Refuge. Restart. Resettle.

Refuge. Restart. Resettle.

Her children, Muhammad and Mariam, were afraid of what was to come during their time at Nisa Homes. At past shelters and homes, they had faced abuse, both physical and verbal, not only from fellow residents but also from staff members. Mahnoor recalls arriving at one particular shelter where they refused to let Muhammad use the washroom due to it being “after hours”. He was forced to urinate outside of the building that night. 

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