Her Safety is a community based nonprofit organization that works with immigrant communities in Maine who are faced with many challenges in adapting to their new environment. The organization's main goal is to protect women of all ages from gender-based violence including domestic violence, sexual violence, and sexual trafficking. To create awareness about these violent criminal activities, the organization also provides education and outreach about these topics in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner and in most spoken languages in Maine.
Our mission is to advocate for women of all ages including immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and BIPOC communities who are victims of domestic and sexual violence. We uplift and support women by actively addressing the health and well-being needs of all disadvantaged and marginalized communities.
We strive to create opportunities for women of all ages and connect them to support services which allow them to flourish in our community. We accomplish this through programs that contribute to the personal, professional, health, and economic development of women, meeting their needs when they most need it.
Amina Hassan grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya and moved to Maine in 2010. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 2014 and received her bachelor’s degree in Social Behavioral Sciences in counseling from the University of Southern Maine. She has worked with the Lewiston-Auburn community for over a decade as a case manager, interpreter, and advocate for women and children. Amina founded Her Safety Net, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and wellbeing services for women of all ages and youth. Amina is planning to pursue her master’s in social work in the coming fall. She is currently serving on the Board of Director of AK Health and Social Services as the Vice President. Amina is also serving as the Chair of the AK collaborative which is a group of immigrant lead non profit organizations that collaborate to serve immigrants, refugees and BIPOC communities in Maine.
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