Our Services Housing for the Homeless What makes Amirah Foundation different than other refuges is that we do not believe in temporary accommodation. The Amirah Foundation believes that temporary shelter only delays the healing process and recovery of these women who are likely to continue worrying about their future and only want to be self-sufficient. Living with other women and children also adds to the womenâ€™s stress. Amirah Foundation sets up a permanent, secure home for these women from the start, providing everything from food to furniture to bedding to kitchen utensils. The first few days are spent supporting the service users to set up their new home. Single women are offered a house share and families are offered a family home to fit their needs.
Financial Assistance Many women fall into financial hardship following a marital breakdown, fall into debt, need assistance with the first months rent and deposit. Amirah Foundation offer a hardship fund to help in these situations. Counselling Amirah Foundation facilitate counselling by qualified professionals to all our service users. We access Islamic Counselling via The Lateef Project who are a dedicated Islamic Counselling service. We also work with other agencies to offer support to the children of the families we support.