NISA – North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused

North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused

Ask for Help

Send us a message at anytime by emailing us at Please email if you have questions related to Domestic Violence. We promise to reply promptly. Or call our helpline!


From administrative work, to helping build our next shelter, the hours you donate will go a long way for those in need.


Every penny you give goes to helping those most vulnerable in society, particularly women and children who are abused.

Ramadan Newsletter & Spring 2021 Update

Dear NISA Supporters,
Assalamu ‘Alaykum,

We hope that the blessed month of Ramadan brings you and your family many blessings. In reflecting upon the year and the bounties Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has provided us, we humbly request that you include NISA in your list of worthy causes to support. NISA is able to accept Zakat and Sadaqa funds, and utilizes them locally.

With the compassionate support of our donors, we have accomplished much this past year:

  • Received 874 client calls on NISA’s toll-free hotline
  • Operated the NISA home & Transitional Home at 100% occupancy
  • Assisted 15 families, with children, in overcoming the challenges of domestic violence
  • Provided legal assistance, financial aid, reimbursement for ESL classes, and career development to the residents of the NISA Home
  • Held counseling services and workshops to the greater community, and conducted community outreach and education to raise awareness about domestic violence

You can also champion our efforts by sharing our mission with your family and friends. We are also looking for dedicated volunteers to help us in a variety of areas. Visit our website at to learn more.

Our Services

  • Helpline
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Home
  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Services
  • Falah Program
  • Community Education
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Limited Financial Support
  • Vehicle Donations
  • Legal Support

Upcoming Event

Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 10 am PST

NISA Training: Domestic Violence with Muslim Communities

In collaboration with the Peaceful Families Project

What’s Happening

  • NISA with Averroes High School at the Student Expo & World Cafe
    NISA was offered the opportunity to spread its mission and collaborate with Averroes High School at the Student Expo & World Cafe event on May 24th at Ohlone College.
  • Employee Testimonials
    Saha Jamshed My passion for working with an organization like NISA dates back to my early childhood. My father, a pediatrician at Kabul hospital, passed away unexpectedly a few months after my birth. This left my mother to care for me and my four siblings. Soon after, the Russian invaded Afghanistan and we were forced to escape […]
  • NISA tabling at various locations
  • Restaurant Weekend
    Friday, January 28 Saturday, January 29 Sunday, January 30
  • Creating A Prophetic Community: Supporting Those Neglected
    Sanaa Subhani – Founder and Executive Director of Wasilah Connections, Sh. Jabir Tarin – Mental Health And Religious Director, and Saha Jamshed – NISA Program Manager/Family Therapist The Prophet ﷺ was sent as a mercy to mankind and wherever he ﷺ went, he created a community. A community that wasn’t just a body of people, […]
  • NISA Presents at Zaytuna College
    The NISA team was honored to present at Zaytuna College. This was to commemorate International Domestic Violence month and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and hospitality. The NISA team wishes you all the very best of luck and Duas for your future endeavors.

Thank You To Our Supporting Organizations

Monthly food bank, vehicle donation, financial support

Furnishing the homes and donating towards NISA wishlist

Monthly food bank

Monthly food distribution

Monthly care kits for the Nisa and Transitional Home clients

Monthly sprouts gift cards for clients who transition out of the transitional home