MUSLIMAT AL-NISAA SHELTER HOUSING PROJECT
To provide a home to homeless Muslim women and children and Muslim women victims of Domestic Violence in a residential setting, within an established Muslim community.
Facility houses, in compliance with multi-family residential zoning and Muslimat Al-Nisaa established housing guidelines, 15 – 25 homeless Muslim women and children, (dormitory style) and a Resident House Manager.
Resident House Manager Profile & Responsibilities:
- A homeless Muslim Sister & full time volunteer. Responsible for the onsite management, administration and other supportive services of the residential program.
- The Muslim Women’s Shelter House is a fully furnished house containing 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 dining rooms, and 2 living rooms; providing shelter to women who desire a return to or the achieving of self-sufficiency.
- Location also contains a learning center for in-house occupational and proficiency education, a computer room, a physical fitness area, laundry facilities, a food bank, and an on-site office.
Health, counseling and other social services to be provided at:
Muslimat Al-Nisaa Health & Social Services Center
5115 Liberty Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 466-8686 fax: (410) 466-5949
Decisions as to women accessing the facility or requested to leave shall be made by a minimum of two Shelter Committee members. When available, the Executive Director of Muslimat Al-Nisaa shall be included in this process whenever possible.
The Shelter Committee shall be supported by Muslimat Al-Nisaa’s Board of Directors and is the governing body for all activities at the shelter unit.
Shelter resident and reasons for residency will remain confidential.
Before admission into the facility, the potential resident must provide references. Once references are checked, approval from at least two committee members must be obtained before the resident can move in. Victims of Domestic Violence are exceptions to this rule and are moved in expeditiously.
Prior to moving in, all rules and regulations will be explained to the resident and a contract will be signed by both the Women’s Center and the resident ensuring that she understands and accepts regulations, responsibilities, and conditions outlined by Muslimat Al-Nisaa Organization and Women’s Shelter Program.
Residents unable to live with the regulations will be asked to vacate.
Friday April 5, 2013
Sister Asma Hanif Honored Nationally On MSNBC by Melissa Harris-PerryCHECK OUT THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!...
Monday December 31, 2012
Dr Tariq Ramadan supports the work of Muslimat Al Nisaa...
Thursday October 11, 2012
Asma Hanif speaks from the heart at United for Change. Advocates for the homeless...
Sunday July 22, 2012
Muslimat Al Nisaa Zakat AppealPlease forward to your networks, and insha’Allah your contributions will continue to provide a home for homeless Muslim women and children in America. Muslims in The United States Provide ...
Wednesday December 14, 2011
Muslimat Al-Nisaa NPR FeatureAs families come together over the holidays, the victims of domestic abuse are often sequestered in shelters — a situation that's especially difficult for Muslim women, because few facilities meet their cultural and religious needs......