NISA

North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused

Ask for Help

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

Volunteer

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

Donate

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

Our Services

NISA works to empower victims of domestic violence by providing information, support services, advocacy, counseling and shelter with the utmost confidentiality. We handle a broad range of issues including family disputes between spouses, parents and children, plus elder abuse, premarital counseling and spiritual counseling. It is important to realize that while NISA handles issues of domestic violence, it also focuses on prevention of conflict and the promotion family harmony. All of our advocates are state certified, and we are the first Bay Area domestic violence program and shelter, sensitive to the needs of Muslim families.

Help Line

Toll-free and confidential telephone line: 1-888- ASK-NISA (1-888- 275-6472)

Referral Services

Legal assistance (refer to private attorneys or Bay Area Legal Aid. NISA will not cover costs) Anger management & parenting classes (by referral)

Support Services

NISA Home – emergency and short-term housing Translation services (languages: Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Farsi, Pushtu, etc.) Financial assistance Social Services (assistance with: public assistance, section 8 housing, cal-works, medical etc.) Transportation services Career Development

Counseling

Counseling (individual, family, premarital, marriage, career) Religious guidance/counseling through Islamic principles

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