ICNA Relief Boston has begun preparing for renovations of a five bedroom Victorian Home which will house homeless women and children. The project is community collaboration between ICNA Relief Boston and Masjid Al-Quran, the oldest African American Masjid in the Boston area which owns the property.
After a successful fundraiser last year, ICNA Relief Boston raised the amount needed for the renovation of the property, which will include office area(s), community food pantry, child play room and community meeting room InshaAllah. "We hope to be a beacon of hope for our homeless Sisters and offer an array of services that nurture the whole being" - Sr. Malika Rushdan; Director ICNA Relief Boston.
The vision of the Massachusetts facility is to offer services catered to a holistic approach to wellbeing for the residents of the home and all women in the community. Through arts and healing, the ICNA Relief Boston home will be a full fledge women's center. They are currently developing relationships with local area service providers, artist and therapist to offer services.