Four Prominent Foundations Invest in Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation’s Sustainability

In September 2013, a group of Dallas-based foundations, including the Harold Simmons Foundation, Boone Family Foundation, Embrey Family Foundation and Dallas Women’s Foundation, created a donor-advised fund to invest in the sustainability of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. “To have the continued support of these four well-respected foundations is a tremendous endorsement of our work to empower women in our community,” said Hind Jarrah, executive director of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to build an organization that will have a positive impact in North Texas for many years to come.” The fund, which is distributed over…

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Yoga Helps Trauma Victims

Domestic violence survivors often struggle with clinical depression, anxiety and, in some cases, post-traumatic stress syndrome. To help reduce the effects of these conditions, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation offers regular yoga classes to women at the Peaceful Oasis Shelter domestic violence shelter. Led by a certified yoga instructor, who is also a licensed professional counselor, these yoga classes uniquely combine power yoga with group therapy. Body movement, breathing and meditation techniques clear away physical stress, while guided imagery and visualization exercises help survivors find their strength. In this unique form of yoga, each posture represents a conflict in their lives….

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