About Us

Sakeenah, an international charitable organization, was founded in Canada in 2018 in response to a gap for culturally and religiously sensitive services for women and children facing domestic violence and homelessness. Since then, our services have expanded to include mental health therapy and counseling. Sakeenah also started The People’s Market in Mississauga, Ontario – a food program that helps combat food insecurity and most recently, Sakeenah became the first licensed foster care agency for Muslim children in all of North America. We currently operate 9 transitional homes across Canada: Toronto, Brampton, Milton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina and Windsor. 

Sakeenah US was launched in July 2023 – initially offering free mental health therapy and remote services to those who need it across all 52 states. Sakeenah plans to open its first shelter in 2024.