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FAITH: Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help

About this Organization

FAITH is a grassroots organization that is committed to empowering all members of the community. FAITH’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid to needy individuals and families living in the Northern Virginia area.

We serve all people regardless of faith, ethnicity or gender. We serve to empower people to be self-sufficient, to build strong families and to be a force of good in our community. FAITH assists low-income persons with emergency and temporary aide needed to overcome a traumatic event or time in their lives.

Contact Information

Address: 795 Center St., Unit #2, Herndon, VA 20170
Service Area: Northern Virginia area
Telephone #: 571-323-2198
Email Address: contact@faithus.org
Website: www.faithus.org

Family Assistance Program (immediate assistance with rent, utilities, education); FAITH Thrift Store; Food programs (food pantry, food drives); Domestic Violence program (crisis counseling, safety planning, legal representation, court advocacy, translation services and financial assistance); Self-sufficiency program (6 transitional housing units, job training, medical bills assistance); Children and Teen programs.

  • Muslim-specific program
  • Support services
State or Territory Served

Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation

About this Organization

Founded by Muslim women, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation empowers, promotes and supports all women and their families—a mission that ultimately creates stronger communities. Since 2005, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation has been an ambassador of the peaceful, caring Muslim community. Our programs are designed to promote peace in the home and the community through a comprehensive strategy of prevention and intervention.

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 863388, Plano, TX 75086
Telephone #: 469-467-6241 Helpline #: 972-880-4192
Email Address: tmwf@tmwf.org Website: www.tmwf.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Urdu and other languages

Emergency domestic violence shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, Case management including a customized service plan, Short-term financial assistance, Food, shelter and basic needs, Job readiness, Transitional housing, Legal assistance, Crisis counseling, Referrals to community services, including medical, substance abuse, mental health, employment and other services, Newcomers orientation for immigrants and refugees, Services and support for the ill, elderly and
disabled, education, interfaith outreach, youth leadership. 

  • Shelter and 24-hour hotline
  • Support services
  • Muslim-specific program
State or Territory Served

Muslim Community Center for Human Services (MCCHS)

About this Organization

The Muslim Community Center for Human Services (MCCHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995. The mission of MCCHS is to build strong families and harmonious communities, regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, or place of residence, by providing free and/or affordable healthcare, social services, and educational services to those who face barriers to accessing support due to language or cultural differences, or those who are uninsured or under-insured. MCCHS meets the health and social service needs of more than 160,000 immigrants and families from South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa who reside in North Texas.

Contact Information

Address: 7600 Glenview Dr., Richland Hills, TX 76180
Telephone #: 817-589-9165 Helpline #: 687-715-4849
Email Addresses: hs@mcc-hs.org (Social Services), alshifa@mcc-hs.org (Medical)
Website: www.mcc-hs.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Urdu and other languages

Community education, culture-sensitive peer counseling, professional counseling, case management, client advocacy, information on rights, how to seek help and victim compensation; shelter referrals, legal referrals; safety plan assistance;  24 Hour Confidential Helpline

  • Muslim-specific program
  • Support services and help-line
State or Territory Served

Mosaic Family Services, Inc.

About this Organization

Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence. We serve hundreds of clients who have overcome incredible adversity on their journey to independence in the United States. From aiding survivors of human trafficking and family violence to refugees from around the globe, Mosaic’s goal is to make the transition to freedom as easy as possible. 

Contact Us 

Contact Information

Address: 12225 Greenville Avenue, Suite 800, Dallas, Texas 75243
Telephone #: 214-821-5393 Fax #: 214-821-0810 Helpline #: 214-823-4434
Email Address: home@mosaicservices.org Website: www.mosaicservices.org
Language Capacity: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, French, Fulani, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof

Client advocacy (Crisis Intervention, Safety Planning, Interpretation/Translation, Transportation, Emotional Support, Information and referral to community resources, Accompaniment to court and other appointments, Education and orientation about American culture and systems, Advocacy within legal and criminal justice systems, and social service agencies, Comprehensive case management, immigration assistance); emergency shelter; transitional housing; counseling and therapy; legal services; community outreach; community education; unaccompanied minor support; 24-hour hotline

  • Shelter and 24-hour hotline
  • Support services for residents and non-residents
  • Program serving family violence survivors, trafficking survivors, refugees and unaccompanied minors
State or Territory Served

An Nisa

About this Organization

An Nisa is a Texas based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to empower, educate, and enrich the community by providing counseling, educational programs, and the necessary assistance to help our clients regain self-sufficiency.

Contact Information

Address: 7211 Regency Square Blvd #101, Houston, TX 77036
Telephone #: 304-701-7937
Helpline #: 832-324-9111
Email Address: info@annisa.org
Website: www.annisahopecenter.org

Case Management; Counseling; Helpline; Education and Outreach; Short-term Financial Assistance; Jumpstart program; Youth mentorship program; Women's empowerment trainings

  • Support services and help-line
  • Muslim-specific program
Type of Organization
State or Territory Served

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) Refugee and Immigrant Family Strengthening Project (RIFS)

About this Organization

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) supports immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members to become self-sufficient. We strive in our programming, outreach and education to foster understanding, compassion and communication between Oregon's established communities and newest arrivals.

Oregon has one of the fastest growing refugee and immigrant populations in the country. Forced to leave their home countries for fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group, refugees and immigrants come to Portland to begin new lives. IRCO focuses on removing barriers to self-sufficiency and helping individuals and families thrive, by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services, from employment, vocational training and English language learning, to community development, early childhood and parenting education, youth academic support and gang prevention.

Contact Information

Address: 10301 NE Gleasan St., Portland, OR 97220
Telephone #: 503-234-1541
Email Address: info@irco.org
Website: www.irco.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Lao, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tagalog, Telugu, Urdu, Vietnamese

Employment and training programs; family programs (case management,
life skills training, relationship building), children programs (kindergarten
readiness, developmental screenings), community development programs, legal
services, language services (interpreter, translation, diversity training)        

  • Immigrant and Refugee specific program

 

State or Territory Served

ASHA-Ray of Hope

About this Organization

Asha-Ray of Hope works to eliminate violence against women through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the South Asian Community.

Contact Information

Address: 4900 Reed Rd #300, Columbus, OH 43220
Telephone #: 614-326-2121 Helpline #: 614-565-2918
Email Address: asharayofhope@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.asharayofhope.org
Language Capacity: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu

Support; 24/7 helpline; crisis intervention; safety-planning; case management; information; advocacy (legal, medical, school system, employment); survivor support group; interpretation services; connects victims to resources for counseling, legal assistance, housing, transportation, support services, school, employment; Support services and help-line; cross-cultural trainings for professionals and volunteers; outreach efforts

  • Support services and 24-hour help-line
  • South Asian program: Bangladeshis, Bhutanese, Indians, Nepalis, Pakistanis,​ & Sri Lankans
Type of Organization
State or Territory Served

Saathi

About this Organization

The vision of Saathi is the prevention of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the South Asian community.

The mission of Saathi is to empower people of South Asian origin in Western New York who are experiencing domestic violence to regain their dignity and rebuild their lives by becoming self-confident and self-sufficient.

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 92, East Rochester, NY 14445
Telephone #: 585-234-1050
Email Address: saathi_rochester@yahoo.com
Website: www.saathiofrochester.org
Language Capacity: Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Urdu, Gorkhi, Punjabi and Gujarati

Support; advocacy; Help line; Crisis intervention; Safety planning; Immigration services; Legal assistance & court accompaniment; Safe housing & resettlement assistance; Education & career counseling; Financial counseling; Advocacy and referrals

  • Support services
  • South Asian program: Bangladeshis, Bhutanese, Indians, Nepalis, Pakistanis, & Sri Lankans

RAHAMA

About this Organization

Working to empower women in need, we provide educational resources, emotional, material and spiritual support. RAHAMA has been caring for victims, spreading awareness within our communities, collaborating with local agencies and representing the light of Islam since 2006. RAHAMA’s goal is to provide transitional housing to women and children in New York who are victims of domestic violence. ​Our volunteer staff consists of licensed social workers and mental health counselors who specialize in working with women and children.

Contact RAHAMA

Contact Information

Address: PO Box 136, Grand Island, NY 14072
Telephone #: 716-777-3468

24/7  Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Email Address: info@rahama.org
Website: www.rahama.org

  • Shelter and support services
  • Muslim-specific program
State or Territory Served
Domestic Harmony Foundation (DHF) JL Heinze Tue, 03/29/2022

Address: P.O. Box 35, Syosset, NY 11791
Telephone/Helpline #: 516-385-8292
Email Address: info@dhfny.org
Website: www.dhfny.org
Language Capacity: Urdu, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, and Bengali

Support; information; referrals; Support services and help-line; Information & Referral; Evaluations; Support Groups; Individual Counseling; Emotional Support; Youth Counseling; Pre-Marital Counseling; Advocacy; Referrals for Financial Assistance; Referrals for Legal Services; Legal Consultation; Interpretation Services

  • South Asian and Middle-Eastern program
  • Muslim-specific program
  • Support services and help-line
  • I&R: Information & Referral
State or Territory Served

The Domestic Harmony Foundation (DHF) is a community-based, non-profit organization created in response to the social, emotional, and psychological needs of a growing South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim community in Long Island. Although DHF works mainly with Muslim women who are victims of domestic violence, these services are available to individuals irrespective of creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
 

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