The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Hamdard's mission is "to promote the physical and emotional health and psychological well-being of individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing."
Hamdard was established in 1992 as a proactive response to address the critical mental health needs of the South Asian and Middle Eastern communities. Hamdard provides culturally-tailored and multilingual services including: 24-hour crisis line; domestic violence program with emergency shelter and transitional housing; legal advocacy and supportive services; psychiatric and behavioral health services; primary healthcare; programs for seniors and youth; and community outreach and education. Hamdard’s philosophy is to meet the needs of the underserved through its new paradigm of care, which includes a comprehensive service model to provide culturally-sensitive and linguistically-appropriate services to families. Hamdard overall goals are to improve the health of the community, strengthen families, prevent violence and promote self-sufficiency.