OUR PEACEFUL HOME
A culturally specific family peace program serving Muslim families
“The believers who show the most perfect faith are those with the best character, and the best of you are those who are best to their women.”
– Prophet Muhammad (P)
Our peaceful home
Our Peaceful Home (OPH) is a domestic abuse project of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition (MMWC). The MMWC is an organization with over 25 years experience in advocacy, education and outreach.
OPH began at the beginning of 2019 with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. OPH is a culturally specific domestic abuse program that provides culturally informed education, safety planning, intervention, emergency housing, and advocacy as well as qualified interpreters for victims and survivors. Our project has specific expertise with Muslim immigrants and refugees but our services are open to all.
MMWC board members and OPH staff are available to provide presentations to agencies, schools, service providers, institutions or any others who work with the Muslim population.
what is domestic ABUSE
Domestic abuse can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, religious, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, immigration status, religion, or gender. Domestic abuse affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
All upcoming events are listed here. Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all in person group meetings have been cancelled. Many meetings are held virtually, please contact us for more information.