ICNA Relief USA offers an alternative for homeless women in need of temporary housing.
Success Stories: A Testimony to an Efficient Project
“I had reached such a level of frustration and hopelessness in my life that I
was at the verge of suicide. I was without family and had no place to go. Being introduced to ICNA Relief Supportive Housing was a turning point in my life. Alhamdulillah, now I am happily married.”
“I pray that no Sister goes through the tribulation I faced as a young woman raised in a non-practicing Muslim household. ICNA Relief became a beacon of light for me.”
“After returning from active duty in Iraq, I found myself on the street, emotionally distressed. ICNA Relief gave me a place to live and put myself together in order to become an IT professional today.”
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Sleeping Accommodation for 10 Women
Breakfast and Dinner for Residents
Intensive Case Management/ Counselling
Referrals to Job Skill Training, Education, Public Housing
Meeting and Classroom Space
ICNA Relief USA offers an alternative for homeless women in need of temporary housing. Women are provided with one on one support while they transition to permanent stable housing. The long awaited shelter home in Southern California becomes a reality. ICNA Relief has completed the necessary formalities to open a new shelter home in Orange County, Los Angles, California on Monday, October 15th. With the growing homelessness of Muslim women, this place will be a welcome respite for 14 sisters, where they will get 3 daily meals and passionate Islamic care in order to transform their lives and become a productive citizen of society.
Born as Novell Valentiz, Sr. Ummat-e-Shahid is a happily married woman with a beautiful daughter and a great job. Things were not always pretty for this convert to Islam, however. The sister had to go through tough circumstances as a homeless young woman before she came across one of ICNA Relief's six Women's Shelters. The shelter not only took her in but gave her the opportunity to learn skills to become independent. "I made the journey from living in the streets and subways with no guaranteed food and water to economic self-sufficiency, peace of mind, and a better quality of life," Ummat-e-Shahid said. "And I must thank Allah (SWT) and ICNA Relief for making that possible."
Click here to hear more of what Ummat-e-Shahid has to say so you can learn how to become a part of this beautiful mission of helping sisters just like her who knock on our door everyday looking for a gentle word and a helping hand.