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
NFS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was formed in 2015 to fill a need in the community for confidential, culturally-sensitive services and assistance to immigrant communities experiencing “crisis” due to family violence and abuse. These crises may be 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 answer questions for clients in crisis or needing guidance to prevent a crisis situation. NFS will listen and provide referrals, as well as provide legal and advocacy services as necessary.
Although Noor Family Services is most commonly related to providing culturally-sensitive services for foreign-born and immigrant women and children impacted by domestic violence, NFS provides services to all victims regardless of gender. and background. Services are grouped into three primary program areas, each with emphasis on essential steps that have a meaningful impact. 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
FAKIHA KHAN, Legal Services
AFSHAN RAEES, Logistics/Finance
KENDRA FOSTER MITCHELL, Advisory Board Member
ZAKIA SHAKOOR, Education and Outreach, Advisory Consultant
Became a member of Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Initiated life coaching services for victims and survivors and engaged in the Georgia Anti-Sex Trafficking Discussion Panel in Marietta.
Participated at Georgia Tech and Emory's Leadership and Multi-faith Program Symposium to enhance awareness of NFS services and programs. Participated in "Emergency Needs to Immigrant and Muslim Survivors" at Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Initiated a victim support group and presented at Rotary Club of Johns Creek and as part of Hot Topics with Hot Chocolate Panel at RCM.
Held a community leader workshop at RCM and also a legal advocate and lawyer TPO training program at the State of Bar Georgia Association.
Partnered with UPS
Hosted our first annual fundraiser to raise awareness for domestic violence which was sponsored by UPS, RCM, and Georgia Muslim Voters Project.
Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Khan, Sanchez, & Mitchell, LLC, a full-service law firm in Johns Creek, Georgia.
UPS hosts food drive for NFS
Entered into an MOU with Family Haven (Shelter)
Started trauma sensitive yoga sessions with victims and survivors.
Holds 'Perspective of Domestic Violence' training event at RCM.
Hosted Art for a Cause Fundraiser at Art and Soul Studio.
Invited to present at a training event sponsored by Somali American Community Center, The Glitter of Hope Foundation, and The Muslim Law Students Association of Georgia State University.
Hosting a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen (Alpharetta location)
Noor Family services officially opens a new central office as a base for establishing the agency and laying the groundwork for the provision of services.
Noor Family Services is born and the founding board begins efforts to partner with community members and other social service organization.
Noor Family Services begins its formal abuse intervention efforts and officially kicks off the agency at its Gala Launch.
NFS obtains 501(c)(3) non-profit agency status by the Internal Revenue Service. Organization conducts its first training of DV advocates about assisting clients through the legal process and its first training for imams on the issues of family violence in the Muslim immigrant community
Hosts a HopeLine phone drive with Verizon for cash grants to be donated towards victims.