MGB Asiyah Women's Shelter

The Asiyah Women’s Center, co-founded by Mohamed Bahe (founder of Muslims Giving Back) and Dania Darwish, is the first Muslim women’s family emergency shelter in New York City. Our mission is to provide temporary housing for victims of domestic violence and women facing eviction, and/or homelessness. Under Muslims Giving Back, we connect under-resourced women in our community to job opportunities, a range of mental health and medical services, permanent housing facilities, health insurance and legal assistance, we hope to empower women to get back on their feet and overcome their deeply traumatic personal circumstances.

What we do

Our center can house up to twenty women and children and is run by a trained female staff and a group of dedicated volunteers. The center ensures that all guests are cared for and are on a path to rebuild their lives. This will be done through:

Access to a safe, secure and comfortable living space
Counseling and therapy services
Check ups provided by physicians and licensed mental health professionals
Employment assistance
Fully stocked pantry of food and toiletries
Our comprehensive security plan includes surveillance cameras, staff members on site at all hours, and a close relationship with the 72nd street police precinct. We ensure the complete safety of our residents.


Why we do it

New York City has nearly 800,000 Muslims yet currently there are no emergency housing centers for Muslim women.  We receive many cases of Muslim revert women who are rejected from their families and cast out to fend for themselves. Having nowhere to go, they sleep in mosques, on the streets, or in shelters that don’t accommodate for their religious beliefs. We also get cases of women who are in abusive marriages or abandoned by their husbands and women from overseas who do not speak English, have no job skills and are forced to assume the role of a household provider.

There is a dire need for emergency housing for Muslim women

Our goal is to enable families to have a real home - a place where families can raise their children in safety, peace, and dignity. We absolutely believe that every woman and child who comes through our doors has the potential to reach for and attain a better life for themselves and their children.

Please help us keep Asiyah Women’s Center running. Your donations will rebuild lives.

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Asiyah WC 
Brooklyn, NY
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