Resources for Support

Resources for Support

If you are in immediate danger call 911
Domestic Violence Resources Muslim Women in the GTA: A resource guide created by Yusra Qazi to help Muslim women affected by domestic violence to find community supports. Download Guide here.
Naseeha Helpline: For Muslim Youth, call or Text Naseeha Helpline if you are being bullied, are depressed, dealing with alcohol or drugs.
 Naseeha is anonymous, confidential, no judgement, toll-free. 1-866-627-3342
Nisa Helpline: is a confidential, anonymous, non-judgmental helpline that provides free counselling to Muslim women across North America.
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime is an online resource to help women in Canada and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse.
Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre: provides resources and information about child abuse and how to respond in a helpful way if you suspect abuse.
Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration (MRCSSI), London, Canada: promotes family safety and well-being with a culturally integrative model. Offers counselling, social support and family-centred programs.
There is #NOEXCUSEFORABUSE: Learn what you can do to support people living with abuse during social distancing.
Peaceful Families Project: is devoted to preventing domestic violence, with a particular focus on Muslim families of diverse cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

List of Direct Service Providers:

Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation family violence hotline


Social services and education:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline – USA

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: list of community-based rape crisis centers across the United States.

United States Child Welfare Information Gateway

Male Survivor: support for men who have been abused.

Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE): to report abuse committed by Muslim religious and community leaders.

Basic Immediate Sexual Violence Resources for Somali Canadians: Crisis intervention, mental health resources, basic needs and legal resources.
Authors: Asmaa Ali and Habon Ali

Download Guide here.

Institute for Muslim Mental Health (IMMH)  IMMH focuses on long-term mental health and well-being of Muslim communities supported through preventative interventions and education which is accessible, culturally relevant and academically sound.
If you are in immediate danger call 999

UK Muslim Women’s Helpline

List of helplines, counselling directory, rape crisis

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Inspirited Minds: provides support for those who are suffering from mental health issues and their families