WHAT WE DO
We provide referrals, assessments and support. We also provide an array of services, which includes domestic violence intervention, teen dating violence intervention, improving healthcare access and educational forums, mediation, violence prevention and victim assistance, relationship abuse prevention and bullying for youths.
WE HELP YOU
If you have experienced violence, you may feel shocked, fear, sad, and confused. You may even feel numb, or think that what happens to you doesn’t matter. But no one has the right to hurt you or make you feel afraid. Many groups and people want to help you live a healthier, happier life especially Penny Appeal USA.
Penny Appeal USA’s philosophy relies on incorporating our cultural affinities, our capabilities, and the most empowering practices from both Qu’ran and Sunnah. The staff offers advice, helping hands, and sisterly ear providing the support and information women need to make their own decisions. We truly recognize that there are many cultures that believe and perpetuate violence, and this is why we seek to change those attitudes and beliefs through practical teachings, promoting justice, and ensuring freedom from oppression and family harmony.
It all started with Sister Sa'idah Sudan, the first and current Domestic Violence Project Lead at Penny Appeal USA.
Sa’idah Sudan has worked in a Level I Trauma Center for over 20 years, 10 years as their Certified Domestic Violence Specialist and liaison for Muslim women & children. Sa’idah has been certified in domestic violence since 2007. She has recently completed her courses to become a Certified Life Coach and a Batterers Intervention Facilitator. Working with Penny Appeal USA has allowed her to demonstrate the powerful advocacy that Penny Appeal USA believes in where she now manages our Domestic Violence Shelter, one of the few in the nation that supports Muslim survivors. Empowering victims of domestic violence is the best feeling one can have, coupled with observing their emerging sensation like butterflies who are deep and powerful representations of life. What a great feeling!