A community organization founded to end female gender violence.
Imani's Safehouse Inc. is a 501c3 organization founded and led by a BIPOC neurodivergent system-impacted queer Jewish female survivor, Jennifer (Noah Bat Sheva) Fecu. In 2020, her precious child, Imani (Aviva Imuna) Fecu, lost her life to implicit bias and racial disparities in the healthcare system, this tragedy motivated Jenn to found this organization. It's using the power of communication to create change, inform, and empower intersectionality-impacted women, girls, and gender non-conforming people in New York. Our vision is to end systemic female gender violence through economic and political equality.
Partnering with Prison Writes to understand what is contributing to the underreporting of violence against women in NYC. We are working on finding more caring and trustworthy alternatives for women to report violence, because it is a point of contact that cycles of violence can be interrupted. Ending gender violence is possible.Learn more
Connecting people we love who are imprisoned inside Bedford Hills, Taconic, and AlbionNYS non-male correctional facilities with volunteers in NYC and beyond. Until all girls, women and gender non-conforming people are free we keep our beloved community members connected.Learn more
Supporting non-males, women, and girls impacted by intersectionality on their personal journey to financial independence.
Meetings held at the Central Library in Brooklyn, NYC on Thursday evenings between 6:00 – 7:30PM (from June 2, 2022 to August 25, 2022).
We believe in the strength of community to build strong support networks and to fight inequities in our local community.
Whether you’re a social media consultant, software engineer, grant writer, or a neighbor who can lend a helping hand, we value your time and talents to promote antiracism and providing a safe place for those in need.
Over the next two years, Imani’s Safehouse will have developed a system for a sustainable income with the capacity to employ other impacted girls and women in the community thus contributing to the economic stability of the impacted employees.
Our goal is to be a help on the various levels that our individual members need by providing valuable care, personal growth opportunities, and housing.
Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place – New York City is my community and my home. Since becoming involved with Imani’s Safehouse, I have witnessed members of the community come together for a common cause when larger powers like government agencies and medical facilities fail us. More than ever, investing your time and energy in your community matters. Volunteer work has reverberating effects on society, volunteer work is how you bring about change.
Imani’s not with us anymore because she wasn’t listened to and that’s something happens everyday, that’s happening right now within the system whether it be people not being heard for their safety or not being heard at a facility that’s supposed to care for them. We know that the system does not work. Imani represents how broken the system is and how much it needs to change – we need something new. And that’s what Jennifer and we are fighting for.