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Muslim Volunteers Help Homeless in Milwaukee

Volunteers from the Muslim Community and Health Center teamed up with Hayat Pharmacy to offer health screenings at the homeless encampment in downtown Milwaukee, ABC News reported.

“Our mission since day one has been to serve those that are most at need. So, we love to advocate for anyone who does not have access [to health services],” Fauzia Qureshi, from the Muslim Community and Health Center, said.

The Muslim Community and Health Center of Wisconsin mission is to strengthen the Milwaukee community and increase the well-being of its residents by providing free and charitable health care services, social services, counseling, emergency assistance, educational and job-training programs.

MCHC’s guiding principles are based on the Muslim values of compassion, kindness, peace, and diversity.Milwaukee homeless

The center was founded in 2004 by Fozia Ahmed, a volunteer, and active social community member to establish social services from the Muslim community in South Eastern Wisconsin.

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In 2008, the first Muslim Free clinic was established with the help and support of volunteer doctors to provide services to uninsured and under-insured.

In 2012, the name of the organization which initially began as CHP was changed to Muslim Community and Health Center, MCHC.

The MCHC clinic has served thousands of patients to date.  In April 2015 space was provided by the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.  MCHC built Sakina Senior Center in April of 2015.

According to 2010 estimates, Milwaukee had a population of 594,833. As few as 0.5% of the total population are Muslims.

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