Beloved Community of Believers,
Even within the United States of America there exists numerous systemic practices where those whom seek help are being mistreated and discriminated against based on race, religion, socioeconomic status, gender or national origin. With so many requests received nationwide, our goal is to not be forced to turn away homeless Muslim women & children due to not having enough space to accommodate them. We want to alleviate the negative effects of discrimination on their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. This is especially challenging for refugees, abandoned elderly, widows, orphans and homeless mothers with sons. It is our dream to be able to offer a place to live for every homeless Muslim woman and her children in America who contact us seeking shelter. Purchasing a property would allow us to triple the numbers of those whom we can house and ensure "no sister turned away".
Canned goods, secondhand clothes, and toiletries are not enough, we need to come together to keep our most vulnerable populations from being homeless on the streets and into a home. A home which only with your help we can provide this most basic human need - a roof over their heads.
Providing Housing, Occupational, Medical, and Educational services, our acronym is H.O.M.E. We work tirelessly to provide the women who contact us with basic services and the human dignity of having their faith and culture respected; their life and liberty and pursuit of happiness protected.
We answer their calls but without space, we can only listen to their tragic circumstances, hear the sadness in their voice, empathize their sorrow or even look them in their eyes but then be forced to turn them away, even when they are faced with life and death situations.
We need $375,000 to acquire a property to house our sisters in faith.
We have been fighting homelessness since 1987, this is your invitation to stand with us in supporting OUR sisters.
"We don't even need to talk about a Muslim responsibility, this is a human responsibility."
- Sh. Hamza Yusuf on a responsibility to support Muslimat Al-Nisaa Shelter