Shelter Links

Hadayai Majeed is a co-founder of the Baitul Salaam Network in Atlanta, made up of groups and individuals from across the Muslim - and non-Muslim - community. Founded by four Muslim women, the group provides temporary shelter for women who have left abusive homes. Contact (404) 608-8649, (email preferred).

Nataka S. Crayton, Co-Founder, Program Director, Islamic Multi Service Organization Tel: 617-442-4676; Fax: 617-445-2345; Email:; Website:

Sabiha Keskin is program manager of Cultural Cup Food Bank in Phoenix, Ariz., which provides the community with emergency food boxes. Though the program is nonsectarian, it's a Muslim-run organization, and Keskin and founder Zarinah Awad follow the Islamic principle of helping people in need. Muslim women and girls volunteer to help. Contact Keskin or Awad at 602-266-8370,

Sahirah Muhammad Aleem is international president of the International League of Muslim Women, which has headquarters in Detroit, 38 chapters in the United States and four in Africa. Founded in 1980, the social service organization works with the homeless and women in distress, including victims of domestic violence. The organization runs two homes in the Detroit area and provides baby-sitting and referrals to social service agencies. During Ramadan, members will read the Quran to the sick and housebound for all 30 days. The group includes a junior league of younger members. Contact 313-341-5627,


Shamim Ibrahim is president and founder of Niswa Association (Women in Arabic) in Los Angeles. Founded in 1990, this Muslim social service organization runs a shelter for Muslim women and acts as a liaison with county agencies. Contact 310-748-9087,

Muslim Based - Ethnic Shelters

Apna Ghar
4753 N. Broadway Suite 502
Chicago, IL 60640
773-334-0173 phone
773-994-0963 fax

Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States. Apna Ghar takes its name from a Hindi-Urdu phrase meaning "Our Home", and since January 1990 has served over 3800 domestic violence clients.

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
P.O. Box 14268
Washington, DC 20044
(202) 364-4630 phone

We are a diverse group of volunteers and staff who are committed to ending domestic violence and its effects. We have expertise in a range of areas including education, law, and public health and we draw on the experiences and cultural backgrounds of our members of Asian/Pacific Islander descent.

Baitul Salaam – Atlanta
P.O. Box 11041
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 608-8649

We are a non-profit organization consisting of a variety of individuals and businesses in the fight together to end spousal abuse worldwide. Our services include: Counseling and support services, Battered women's shelter, Temporary financial assistance, Fundraising services, and Employment assistance

Hamdrad Center
355 Wood Dale Rd
Wood Dale, IL 60191
630-860-9122 24-hour Emergency Crisis Line
630-860-2290 phone
630-860-1918 fax

Hamdrad Center provides culturally tailored, multilingual services to domestic violence victims and abusers since 1993. A team of dedicated volunteers has made it possible to establish a fully licensed shelter and a 24 hour Crisis Hotline, and to provide individual and family counseling to families in need.

HOMS – Housing Outreach for Muslim Sisters
P.O. Box 152611
Arlington, TX 76015

H.O.M.S. is a facility designed for Muslim women and their children who are in need of temporary housing/shelter due to family or financial problems.

ISSA – Islamic Social Services Association of USA & Canada
4202 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3R 0E7
(204) 889-7451 phone
(204) 896-1694 fax

ISSA is a unique organization since it is not a social service provider, but rather is an organization that serves as a network for addressing the social service concerns Muslims have. ISSA aims to provide support to social service providers through education, training, services and advocacy.

ISTABA is a non-profit full time institute which offers various services to the community. ISTABA also offers the following:
Food Pantry
Food items are provided to needy Muslims and Non Muslims; Open Saturdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Medical Clinic
Red Crescent Medical Clinic is open to Muslims and
Non Muslims and is free for the uninsured. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Muslim Community Center For Human Services
M. Basheer Ahmed, M.D.
Chairman MCC for Human Services
P.O. Box 152658
Arlington, TX 76015
817-589-9165 phone
817-483-4699 fax

Muslim Community Center For Human Services offers the following services to the victims of domestic violence. 24-hour helpline 817-589-9165 ;Counseling service for couples ;and/or individuals ;Computer training program for victims of domestic violence ;Arrangements with local shelters if needed ;Educational programs for prevention of domestic violence ;Educational material is also provided

Muslim Women's Help Network
87-91 144th Street
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel.: (718) 523-5100
Fax: (718) 658-3434

The mission of the Muslim Women's Help Network is to promote family life in accordance with the Qur'an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw), emphasizing the protection and maintenance of women and children as the foundation for a productive community life.

Muslim Women's Network
PO Box 14023
Columbus, OH 43214

The Muslim Women's Network exists to, insha Allah, provide Islamically-trained workers to build stronger families by: Providing counseling and/or mediation services to the community; Introducing and re-connecting women to their community; Helping women to help themselves; Being a catalyst for social change. In the Muslim Women's Network & Community Services we hope, insha Allah, to support sisters in many ways but to focus our services toward the following core groups: widows, the displaced, the disenfranchised and the abused of our community.

P.O. Box 14014
Berkeley, CA 94712
510-540-0754 Office
1-800-215-7308 Helpline

Narika was founded in 1992 to address the problem of domestic violence in the South Asian community. Embracing the notion of women's empowerment, Narika set out to address the unmet needs of abused South Asian women by providing advocacy, support, information, and referrals within a culturally sensitive model. We serve women who trace their origins to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka and diasporic communities such as Fiji and the Caribbean.

P.O. Box 1403
Alomita, CA 93717

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