Noor Family Services started with just a dream and had nothing tangible. But now, we have established processes, resources to contact, and an office where clients can call and receive help. We also have several dedicated volunteers, community partners, private donors, and supporters who have made our dream a reality.
- Chama Ibrahim (co-founder and Executive Director)
NFS was formed in 2015 to fill a need in the community for confidential, culturally-sensitive services and legal assistance to underserved communities experiencing crises due to family violence and abuse. These crises are often exacerbated due to language barriers, cultural stigmas, and emotional challenges such as loneliness, depression, abuse, violence or just the need for a friendly ear. NFS is available to provide direct family law services, as well as to provide resources to clients in crisis or trying to prevent a crisis situation.
Noor Family Services is one of the few agencies with an on-staff attorney to provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence, from temporary protective orders to divorce and child support matters. In addition, NFS is committed to legal advocacy, referral/crisis management, and outreach and education. As a culturally-sensitive non-profit agency, we view these programs as ways to extend the care and concern for victims and survivors in the broader ethnic community, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or cultural or ethnic affiliation.
CHAMA IBRAHIM, Executive Director
ELENA SANCHEZ, Legal Services
LANCE GOWENS, Legal Services
FATIMA WASIM, Ph.D., Mental Health Therapist
SUSAN HART, Financial Manager
SARAH QURAISHI, Social Media and Digital Strategy
CRISTINA MIRCEA, Case Manager
LAURA SKINNER, Advocate
SAYEEDA WASEEM, Teen, Adult and Couples Psychotherapist
Arshad Anwar, Fundraising
Farah Farooq, Treasurer
Sarah Kim, Board member
Mumtaz Bashir, Secretary
Fara Habib, President
Noor Abbady, Strategic Planning
Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed, Policy