NISA works to empower victims of domestic violence by providing information, support services, advocacy, counselling and shelter with the utmost confidentiality. We handle a broad range of issues including family disputes between spouses, parents and children, plus elder abuse, premarital counseling and spiritual counseling. It is important to realize that while NISA handles issues of domestic violence, it also focuses on prevention of conflict and the promotion family harmony. All of our advocates are state certified, and we are the first Bay Area domestic violence program and shelter, sensitive to the needs of Muslims families.

Help Line

• Toll-free and confidential telephone line: 1-888- ASK-NISA (1-888- 275-6472)

 

Support Services

• NISA Home – emergency and short-term housing

• Translation services (languages: Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Farsi, Pushtu, etc.)

• Financial assistance *

• Social Services (assistance with: public assistance, section 8 housing, cal-works, medical etc.)

• Transportation services *

• Career Development *

 

Referral Services

• Legal assistance (refer to private attorneys or Bay Area Legal Aid. NISA will not cover costs)

• Anger management & parenting classes (by referral)

 

Counseling

• Counseling (individual, family, premarital, marriage, career)

• Religious guidance/counseling through Islamic principles

 

Education

• Anger management & parenting classes

 

Advocacy

• Community outreach & education