FREE PERSONAL & FAMILY COUNSELING: Currently available by phone with Dr Yousef AlAjarma.
To schedule please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For adults (kid/s may join but with an adult). Up to 3 sessions.
Muslim mental health providers!
National database to look for a Muslim therapist: therapyformuslims.com
List of local Muslim Counselor & Mental Wellness Provider's our team has worked closely with: muslim_counselor_list_fall_2018.pdf
COMMUNITY FUNDING called "Ummah Responders". What is it? A resource for Muslim community members in need of funding that exceeds what ICNA-Relief and MCSS can provide. A collaboration between ICNA-Relief & Ummah Health and now MAS-Boston! To apply please email Kadra Maruf at email@example.com
What are the benefits to donors? ICNA-Relief provides professional applications & verification of all needs, assess for zakat eligibility, provides an anonymous / private forum for those in need and those giving, provide an online link for easy donation, donations can be tax deductible. Donors do not give any funds up front; they actually hear and respond to the story / need of their choosing and give funds only at that time. This benefits the responder by being more in touch with the needs of the community, though you are part of a team and need not reply to all.
How can I open the doors of this service to my community? Any need will be considered. At the same time, to make this sustainable, we ask that 5 members from a community step forward to serve as an "Ummah Responder" for at least one year. You do not have to pay anything at this time. You will receive an introductory email, once you agree to the terms you will be added. Brief anonymous stories of need will be shared with the group as they arise. You choose which you wish to donate to. can be in part or in full (no specific amount), but you must commit to respond at least 2X per year.
How does it work? Once your community has 5+ people committed to respond, you may advertise the service. People in need contact Sr Kadra directly, this can be for funding or goods. She will share the application with them and complete verification of need. Once that is completed, if the need can not be met by ICNA-Relief or MCSS , she will share with the "ummah responders" anonymous email list. Donors choose to respond to what they want, when they want to. They can give the full need or part. "Responders" reply back to Sr Kadra to give. She will arrange connecting the funds with the person. Loans and Go Fund Me assistance is possible for community members, though direct funds are generally preferred.
"And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you".. 40:60
FREE SICK VISITS: Currently available as phone visits. Trained members of the community. Focus is friendship not medical. Includes hospital, rehabs, nursing homes, and select home visits.
To request a visit (by phone for now) email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
1. Confirmation the person to be visited has requested / consented to a visit from one of our volunteers
2. Initials of first and last name, gender, age range (child, young adult, adult, elder), preferred language, can they speak English well?
3. Days & time windows ok for a visit (call for now)
4. General location of the visit (not needed currently)
5. Any specific need, urgency or info you wish you share
6. Phone number and contact to follow-up your request
*Please note, for privacy, please do not include any identifying information (name, date of birth) or specific medical information on this email. Unless it's you yourself requesting the visit and you prefer to do so. God-willing we will call within 24 hours to discuss further & arrange a visit.
Free consultation to optimize home care of our elders: May Allah help us all to age with honor, purpose, love and support Ameen! Free general consultation to help ease & enrich the process of caring for Elders. Email email@example.com to request.
HEALTH INSURANCE HELP: Unbiased help to choose and get health insurance, help with problems related to it or medical bills from a gap in coverage. 617-534-5050. In collaboration with Boston Public Health Commission.
REQUEST A WORKSHOP: Youth or adult. Most are free. Given by select health professionals. Request any you like or ask for our regulars. Recent workshops we've given include; discussion circles for youth; Confidence in Communication, Being an Agent of Positive Change, Reaching Your Fullest Potential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request.
Masjid visit for someone with special needs: Available once masjids re-open God-willing. Getting out to the masjid can be so good, God-willing. We're happy to help ease the visit for someone with any level of special needs God-willing. This is a free service. Email email@example.com to request.