Sacramento is home to Muslims from all over the world.
Unfortunately, in addition to the trauma endured back home and covid, domestic violence continues to be a rising challenge for all. Sacramento is receiving over 10,000 refugees from Afghanistan. Refugees from Syria, Iraq, and other countries have and continue to arrive.
African-American and African immigrants or refugees make Sacramento their home.
Five organizations have worked together to open Amanah (Safety) House, the first domestic violence shelter set up to be comfortable for Muslim women. Their specific religious, language, and cultural needs are being met. The organizations include My Sister’s House, MAS Social Services Foundation (MAS-SSF), Al- Misbah, Masjid Annur, and ICNA Relief.
Our main goal is to provide a safe environment where our sisters and their children can start a new chapter in their life.
Amanah House opened on October 1, 2021. We have received funding from SMUD to open Amanah House. To continue to help women who are escaping domestic violence, we need your generous support.