Nisa Homes

Participating Teams

 

Nisa Homes

Why Nisa Homes?

1 in 5 women in Canada experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship. The government provided shelters are often overcrowded and sometimes even unsafe, as a result many women end up staying with their abuser out of desperation. Born out of this need, Nisa Homes is the first and only transitional home (temporary shelter) for Muslim women and children in Canada. We currently operate three homes across Canada; in Mississauga, ON, Windsor, ON and Surrey, BC. We provide a safe place and assistance for at least three months as these women overcome trauma and homelessness. Our goal is to support and empower women to regain the confidence, means, and ability to lead a successful, independent and self-sufficient life.


How do we help women and children?

We do this by providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental home along with the following services:

Purchasing our Homes Would Mean:

  1. Avoid risk of being evicted. This would be extremely detrimental to our residents which would result in further trauma and homelessness. We've already had to move twice at two of our locations due to issues with size and location. This was not only expensive but took away time and resources intended for our residents.
  2. Finding a house is easier. Many homeowners refuse to rent to Nisa Homes due to the liability of renting out to a transitional home. This drastically limits our choices and results in us sacrificing on the location, the size and quality of the house, and the amenities within.
  3. Ability to customize the house to our needs, including but not limited to making the houses physically accessible, setting up high standard security systems and changing the layout to better suit the needs of our residents as well as staff.
  4. We will become more sustainable. As owners, we expect our monthly expenses to decrease significantly, as landlords often increase their rent to accommodate us. Additionally, in the past when we've moved the home, we've been forced to rent more expensive properties due to the constant rise in rental prices, especially in the areas we need to be in (safe, family neighbourhoods in central locations).

How it Works:

Starting a campaign is easy

Step 1 - Submit campaign: It only takes a few minutes to set up. Simply create a campaign on LaunchGood.com/nisahomes and click the submit button for review.

Step 2 - Review: The LaunchGood team will review the project within 24-48 hours and assign a project coach to discuss how to reach your goal, best practices and feedback before launching.

Step 3 - Ready, Set, Go: Just like that, you will be ready to start raising money to help women and children in need of a safe space. Your LaunchGood coach will assist and guide you throughout your campaign. 

Step 4 - Spread the Word: Once your campaign is set up, tell everyone about it. The more people you tell, the quicker you’ll reach your goal. Then sit back and watch the donations to buy a transitional home roll in. 

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or inquiries, please email us at info@nisahomes.com


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