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North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused

About this Organization

Established in 2002 as 501-C (3) non-profit organization, the North American Islamic Shelter for Abused (NISA) was created to alleviate challenges related to abuse and domestic violence, issues statistically on the rise within the Muslim community. NISA aims to address the concepts of ‘ma’roof’ and ‘munkar’: enjoining what is right & forbidding what is wrong, while examining disputes within families, as well as addressing elder abuse, premarital counseling, spiritual counseling and community outreach awareness

Contact Information

​Address: P.O. Box 50515, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Helpline #: 1-888-ASK-NISA
Email Address:
Language Capacity: Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Punjabi, Pashtu, Urdu

Support services; emergency and short-term housing; advocacy; community outreach; translation services; financial assistance transportation services; career development; referrals to social and legal services; counseling; religious guidance/counseling through Islamic principles.

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