FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Aliah Henry
The Henry Group
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Announces Mona Kafeel as Interim Executive Director
PLANO, TX. – Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF) announces it has named Mona Kafeel as its Interim Executive Director, effective April 1, 2020. Kafeel brings a wealth of organizational experience and community leadership to her next stage of strategic service. Having joined the TMWF in 2007, she most recently served as Chief Philanthropy and Operating Officer and was responsible for its operational management and long-term strategic goals.
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Kafeel’s immediate concerns include the increase in domestic violence cases of those with limited financial resources and the vulnerable families whose income streams have been frozen. She steps forward during this crisis with creative problem-solving and leadership skills that are vital to the agency’s stability.
“I am humbled to lead an organization that has transformed the lives of families across Texas and beyond. It is an honor to be trusted with the responsibility of leading Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation into the next phase of scaling our impact,” Kafeel said.
Kafeel succeeds Hind Jarrah, Ph.D. During Dr. Jarrah’s tenure, TMWF realized expanded reach, created services and ensured accountability for their clients, who receive access to culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services despite any socio-political, cultural and linguistic barriers. Dr. Jarrah will remain involved with TMWF in an advisory capacity. TMWF is grateful for her leadership and service.
About Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
Founded by Muslim women in 2005, the mission of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, Inc. is to empower, promote and support all women, while being an ambassador of the peaceful, caring Muslim community. TMWF provides culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and evidence-based domestic violence programming and relief services targeting Muslim women and children. TMWF supports all women who are victims of domestic violence by strengthening the individual, her family and the community, without discrimination.
Mona Kafeel is available for interviews or speaking opportunities. For additional information on TMWF please visit www.tmwf.org
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TMWF is raising funds to support survivors of domestic abuse. We need your support during this critical time for our families. Donate here.
Funds will impact our mission by:
– Providing emergency assistance to survivors laid off or with reduced income
– Purchasing medical and safety supplies for our shelters
– Supplementing other basic need emergency costs for our families
– Securing licenses and tech equipment for online work, school, counseling and case management
Donate here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/tmwf
If you’re on Facebook, you can also contribute to our Facebook fundraiser!
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We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time.
We are continuing to closely monitor information provided by local public health agencies and the CDC on the progression of the COVID‐19 outbreak in the United States. In keeping with these guidelines, and in recognition of the critical role of the services we provide to those experiencing domestic abuse, we are implementing changes to our operations.
TMWF is now limiting the number of personnel in the office in order to protect their health and those who we serve. To avoid any disruption of service, please email any questions/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 469-209-8735 during business hours. Please refer to our Facebook page for further updates.
Your TMWF Family
Our International Women’s Day Luncheon was a lovely success! We heard from the thoughtful and knowledgeable Dr. Ingrid Mattson in discussion with Imam Shpendim Nadzaku. We celebrated countless women in the community, including our incredible outgoing Executive Director, Dr. Hind Jarrah. Guests purchased roses for the special women in their lives. And we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you!
Ever wondered what we mean when we say we provide “culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed” care?
We are beyond excited to announce the publishing of a new report, “From the Roots of Trauma to the Flowering of Trauma-Informed Care,” in collaboration with the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, under the leadership of Dr. Dheeshana S. Jayasundara.
This report defines trauma and trauma-informed practices, what it means to be culturally-sensitive, and why we at TMWF have found these practices to be so important. We are so grateful to everyone who has and continues to play a part in supporting our work in order to better heal our diverse and resilient community here in North Texas, and across the world!
Join TMWF for an interfaith, inter-generational, and cross-cultural celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring guest speaker Dr. Ingrid Mattson. More information and tickets available for purchase here.
Believing survivors is still an emerging topic in the mainstream and Muslim communities here in America. Read why it’s so important to listen to and support Muslim survivors in this article on Huffington Post.
Since July 2, 2014, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation has enjoyed a partnership with Radio Azad, 1100AM. Together with Radio Azad, we present a weekly radio show, Peace in the Home, where we host inspiring, fun and noteworthy guests. On the air, we talk about a wide variety of topics. Our guests have included authors, poets, scholars, activists in the fields of human rights and family violence, education, the arts, and nonprofit leaders in North Texas and beyond, to name just a few. Join us on the air. You might learn something new!
“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you” – J. Bunyan. Help a survivor by giving to TMWF on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, and join the global giving movement! Save the date to give here.