Building the Fourth Safe Home For Women
InshaAllah by first quarter of 2019, Nisa Homes aims to open up its fourth location in Canada in Calgary, Alberta. Like our three other homes, this home will provide women and children with a safe place to stay and help to get back on their feet as they overcome challenges such as domestic violence, resettlement, poverty and homelessness.
Why do we need a Nisa Homes in Calgary?
Calgary is a major city with a substantial and growing number of Muslims. According to the National Housing Survey in 2011, 5.2% of Calgarians were Muslim, since then the numbers have increased. Calgary needs this service as local community activists and Imams have received a significant amount of requests from women seeking safety and shelter.
Over the years, Alberta Council on Women's Shelters noted that in 2016, 22,000 women and children were denied shelter across Alberta because of overcapacity and 13,000 of them returned to their previous situation. Among these numbers are Muslim sisters and children who can utilize your support. At NISA Homes we strive to empower women to rebuild their confidence and become self-sufficient. And to live in environments that are safe, healthy and nurturing. With your help, we can support our sisters.
What is Nisa Homes?
1 in 5 women in Canada experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship. The government provided shelters are often overcrowded and sometimes even unsafe, as a result, many women end up staying with their abuser out of desperation. Born out of this need, Nisa Homes is the first and only transitional home (temporary shelter) for Muslim women and children in Canada. We currently operate three homes across Canada; in Mississauga, ON, Windsor, ON and Surrey, BC. We provide a safe place and assistance for at least three months as these women overcome trauma and homelessness. Our goal is to support and empower women to regain the confidence, means, and ability to lead a successful, independent and self-sufficient life.
First and Only Transitional Home for Muslim Women and Children in Canada
Launched in 2015, Nisa Homes is the first group of transitional homes in Canada. Nisa Homes is for Muslim women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, those who are refugees, newcomers, or are experiencing homelessness. Our work has been featured in the Toronto Star, CBC Vancouver, CBC Windsor and The Link Canada.
How do we help women and children?
We do this by providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental home along with the following services:
How Can You Help
1. Donate and make this a sadaqah jariya for you
2. Share this campaign with friends and family
3. Volunteer by filling out the form here: www.nisahomes.com/volunteer
4. Make Dua for this project, for the team and for the women and children who will benefit from it.