Who Are We?
Muslim Social Services of Kitchener-Waterloo is a charitable organization that provides culturally and spiritually sensitive humanitarian and social services to the Muslim and non-Muslim communities of the Waterloo Region.
HEAR ME OUT:
OUR SUICIDE PREVENTION PLATFORM
Suicide is one of the top ten causes of death in Canada. It is a serious public health problem with harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.
Evidence has indicated that one of the most common risk factors for suicide is a diagnosis of mental health problems.
Fortunately, culturally sensitive interventions and programs are available that can make a difference. Muslim Social Services is very exciting to launch a new platform, Hear Me Out. As part of MSS’s ongoing commitment to vital and vibrant communities, we are creating a range of evidence-based resources and educational programs.
In Hear Me Out platform, the MSS staff’s focus is to provide culturally sensitive educational programs for Muslim and non-Muslim communities in our region. We believe that partnerships are the key to building capacity and raising awareness on this sensitive and increasing mental health concern.
In our community-led, culturally, and religiously sensitive program, we build on community expertise to develop and implement suicide interventions tailored to local Muslim contexts. For more information please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can You Help?
We are always looking for volunteers to help with tutoring, meals, transportation, youth programs, and so much more. MSS also offers several community service learning opportunities for high school, college, and university students, as well practicum and internship opportunities to students of counselling and social work.