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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100 Residents: In Retrospect

100 Residents: In Retrospect

November 13th 2016 marked the day we surpassed 100 women and children assisted at Nisa Homes. In light of this, our house operators decided to share some of their most memorable moments, the heartwarming ones but also the heartbreaking ones.

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5 Notebooks: One Woman's Fight for Education

5 Notebooks: One Woman's Fight for Education

In her tight-knit village, women didn’t get an education. They got married and had children. She would sneak out to go to school and then university. After class she would go to a grocery store where she worked to pay for school. Some days she would also go work on a farm. “I have no idea how I had the courage to do what I did. But I saw how miserable my sisters, cousins and other women were. Almost all of them were married to abusive husbands, or husbands with drug or alcohol addictions. They were living in constant worry. That wasn’t a life to me."

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Eid at Nisa Homes

Eid at Nisa Homes

As we walked in with the huge baskets, the women didnt believe they were for them. After the initial joy they couldnt stop crying. They peeked around the basket wrapping, ooh-ing, aah-ing and giggling at the things they were discovering. I felt like we were all transported back to Eid when we were kids. Not only did we make their Eid Al Fitr 2015, but they all agreed this was the best Eid they ever had!

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