Nisa Homes Edmonton is set to open on September 1st, 2019.

To be part of this ground-breaking initiative, check out the positions available below:


Items needed to open the home:

Please email [email protected] or call 1 888 456 8043 ext. 867 to arrange a pick up or drop off.

Living Room & Dining Room:
Plastic Table Cloths
TV & TV Stand
Kids toys organizer
Toys
Arts & Craft supplies
Foam mats
Paintings/Wall Hangings
Bookcase (2)
Floor lamp
Table Lamp

Bathrooms:
Bath matt sets
Shower Curtain
Liquid Soap

Bedrooms:
Dressers
Night stands
Lamps
Pillows
Twin Fitted sheets and pillow cases
Blankets
Hangers

Cleaning Supplies:
Broom
Vacuum
Mop & bucket
Windex, All purpose spray, rubber gloves,
Dishwasher & Laundry Detergent (pods)
Wash clothes
Lysol Wipes

Office & Study Space:
Computers
Office Desks & Chairs
Printer
Paper shredder
Storage Boxes

Food:
Oil (Olive and Canola)
Flour
Sugar
Salt/pepper/spices
Pasta
Rice
Canned vegetables
Cereal
Flour
Lentils

Miscellaneous:
Entrance Floor Mat
Shoe Rack
Sanitary pads
Deodorants
Comb/Hair brush
Tooth brush & Tooth Paste
Shampoo & Conditioner
Notebooks
Qurans

Kitchen:
Microwave
Blender/Food Processor
Coffee Machine
Dinnerware set (Melamime - dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls)
Cutlery (spoon, fork, knife)
Kitchen Knives
Cutting board
Mugs
Plastic cups
Glass Cups
Spatulas
Can opener
Wooden cooking spoons
Ladles
Shallow spoons
Serving spoons
Tongs
Paper Towels
Oven mitts
Dish soap
Kitchen Floor Mat
Drying rack
Foil
Tupperware
Sandwich Bags


Why Edmonton?

In 2018, our team conducted a study to determine the need in Edmonton as we had received quite a few calls from Edmonton as well as a few interested volunteers who wanted to start a Nisa Homes Edmonton chapter. Through this study we discovered the following:

  • Main causes for seeking assistance (percentages add to more than 100% as some women sought help for multiple reasons at the same time):

    1. Psychological and emotional abuse: 83.3%

    2. Physical abuse: 66.7%

    3. Sexual abuse: 50%

  • The overwhelming majority (90%) were unemployed primarily due to abuse but were actively looking for employment

  • The majority of women’s shelters exclusively assist women fleeing domestic abuse. Consequently, women who are experiencing homelessness for other reasons including eviction, poverty, or resettlement only have the homeless shelters to turn to. Many of these homeless shelters are often unsafe and uncomfortable environments for Muslim women and children.

  • Between 40-60% of women refused to go to a shelter when they were told that was their best option due to the stigma surrounding shelters. They instead chose to find alternative options such as staying with a friend or family member, or directly finding a rental, which meant less resources and support as they heal and overcome the trauma they faced.