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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Mental Health

Mission: ICNA Relief USA Programs (ICNA Relief) is a multicultural human development and community building organization. The purpose of the organization is to address the basic human and social service needs of the underserved communities with in the United States, through its local chapters, with its head office located in Jamaica, NY, USA. As a vision and value-led organization, ICNA Relief operates under the principle that all people are created equal and when given the tools, will thrive and bring about change in their own lives and the lives of their communities. ICNA Relief's mission is to promote justice through creating opportunities with young people and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Target demographics: under-served communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2018: 395,320 individuals through our nationwide network of 33 food pantries, 7 free clinics , 17 transitional homes and 7 counseling centres across the country.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Women's Transitional Housing, Hunger Prevention with a network of Food Pantries, Disaster Relief Services, Muslim Family Services, Free Health Clinics, Refugee Services, and Back 2 School Giveaways.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

ICNA Relief made it possible for my goal of assisting Syrian refugee families a reality. Through their interfaith tutoring opportunities, my husband and I are working with middle and high school students who are new English speakers and just learning to navigate the American school system. I get to bring my years of experience as an English teacher and ELL Coordinator to help these families. ICNA relief also made it possible for two coworkers of mine to tutor; for my friend who is throwing a birthday party for her daughter to use ICNA Relief's registry to gift to Syrian children; for my friend who runs a NYC Tour agency to launch a project wherein she will acclimate Syrian families to NYC. In short, ICNA Relief builds bridges! I would like to especially thank Umber Siddiqi and Leila Elfane for their tireless efforts on behalf of refugee families. They are angels!



Rating: 5

The back to school give away, Women's housing project and homeless feeding programs alone make this organization worthy of your donation. Their low overhead is commendable, they consistently do more with less.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with ICNA Relief USA for a long time now and their work is very needed and appreciated. I worked in making and distributing food, gutting out houses and distributing water during hurricane Sandy. The organization is very hands on and involved with various programs like their Back To School Giveaway that gives school bags to children and families who need it. The Food pantry that serves people groceries, and various other programs designed to bring ease upon peoples lives.

5 Omar R.


Rating: 5

I volunteered with ICNA Relief during their Back to School Project as well as Hurricane Sandy Relief. It was hard work, but definitely worth while. The staff and volunteers were very nice, sincere and skillful.
During the Hurricane Sandy relief the organization did a lot of work, and volunteer opportunities that I could participate in. They were life changing experiences I will never forget and the people we helped would also probably never forget.



Rating: 4

I volunteered during Hurricane Sandy last year, I did various things such as gutting out, mucking out and my personnel favorite was cutting down hazardous trees. Its a great organization and the supervisors i worked under were very interactive and kept all of the volunteers enthusiastic. I have gotten to know ICNA Relief very well since then and have found out about their numerous projects all which are as good as their disaster relief program, such as Back to school giveaway, Hunger prevention, and Women's shelter and these are only projects that they have in NYC.