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Dear Community Members,

The current unrest in the Middle East has unsettled and aggrieved a lot of us. We wish and pray peace soon returns to the region and the loss of innocent lives hopefully stops as soon as possible.

We realize that most of our community members will find this situation emotionally disturbing and mentally traumatizing. In this trying time, MAS-SSF is here to help. We provide a variety of services to assist and help you in coping with this tragic and difficult situation. Here is a list of the services we provide:

MAS-SSF offers multiple services, focusing on intervention and/or prevention. Our services are culturally, linguistically, and spiritually congruent. These services also address the different age groups ranging from youth, adults, and seniors.

We offer HIPPA-compliant, confidential peer support services that are culturally sensitive via phone or internet in five languages. We have a Muslim youth support phone line, statewide advocacy for Muslim youth to bring more awareness about mental health within their specific underserved communities, educational and social activities to prevent depression, anxiety, isolation, and feelings of helplessness associated with aging, and to educate, creates awareness and encourages community members to seek help to prevent challenges within a Muslim family.

We also have programs that support Muslim women seeking shelter from domestic violence, provide resources to Afghan refugees and immigrants, and provide case management for individuals seeking help and resources outside of the services MAS-SSF offers.

Support and Services Available in 5 Languages (English, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, Urdu)

  1. Peer Support and Clinical Support

A completely confidential and HIPAA-compliant peer support service that allows you to speak with a dedicated peer support specialist virtually or in person. Clinical care is also available when peer support is not sufficient, and diagnosis or medication is involved.

Call (916) 486-8626, Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Email counseling@mas-ssf.org

  1. Amala Youth Hopeline

Amala Hopeline aims to provide an accessible, confidential, culturally competent means of peer counseling and resource referral for American Muslim Youth.

Call (855) 952-6252, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 6 PM – 10 PM

May the Almighty bring peace to the region and halt the unnecessary bloodshed and loss of precious human life.

In Community,
Gulshan Yusufzai
Executive Director