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The National Zakat Foundation is establishing dedicated shelters for homeless Muslim women in various parts of the UK. The inspiration for setting up these shelters emerged from shocking stories about Muslim women sleeping rough on park benches or turning to prostitution to feed their children. The shelters will provide a safe haven for destitute women who have nowhere to turn in times of desperate need. As well as accommodation, we aim to provide a number of different support services to enable women to better cope with any difficulties they are facing and rebuild their lives in a positive manner insha’Allah. The shelters are not intended for long-term occupancy as we wish to help women move on and resettle back into the community. Capacity: 14 sisters. Services Available: - Emergency Accommodation - Provision of Food - Counseling - Benefits and resettlement advice - Qur’an and Islamic Study Lessons - Basic English Classes - Recreational Activities.