The HAMDA (Helping All Muslims with Different Abilities) program launched in the Summer of 2018 with a mission to encourage inclusivity of Muslims with Special Needs in our Islamic centres and Masajid by developing awareness and education, and to advocate for Muslims with Special Needs to have equal access to their faith by providing support programs in an encouraging environment.
HAMDA focuses on direct support of Muslim families with Special Needs by offering a variety of supports and adaptations within the Muslim community, or by referring Muslim families to exceptional resources and services within the Lower Mainland. We also focus on community education and to have informative easily accessible events where the topic of Islam and Muslims with Special Needs is destigmatized.
Our program, its coordinators, and volunteers are deeply passionate about creating inclusive Islamic communities. We come from all walks of life; we are parents and siblings of individuals with Special Needs, we are support workers, advocates, professionals, and we are all working together to generate positive change inshAllah.
If you are interested in the program or would like to volunteer, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
You can also call: 1.866.248.3868 ext. 209
Visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HAMDASUPPORT/) to find out about upcoming events and interesting news with the Special Needs Muslim community!