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About Us

We are strictly non-political and a not-for-profit organisation. We work in one of the most deprived areas of Birmingham.

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If you think we may be able to help you please either call or fill out our contact form.

Our Work

We support families to cope with the emotional and practical issues which can arise when a family member is in custody or in prison.

Website Funded By
The Lottery

Working in Partnership with West Midlands Police

Birmingham City Council

Allen Lane Foundation

Active Citizen Fund

Birmingham Community Safety Partnership

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit

Heart of England

Sir John Middlemore

Co-op

Street Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

West Midlands Now

“Himaya Haven is one of our recently established partner organisations who are working to support the sometimes silent victims of offending behaviour within the community.”

Nick Giess

Police Sergeant 1041

“Many families in the community are affected by prison and offending. Himaya Haven is a grassroots organisation that is there to support them in their time of need.”

Dr Karamat Iqbal

Consultant in Diversity & Education at Forward Partnership

“At the start when he was arrested for me I am not exaggerating it felt as if my son had died. I felt as if I would never see him again. I have never experienced anything like this before.”

Mother

“West Midlands Police is thoroughly committed to reducing crime and disorder and making our communities
feel safe; it’s through organisations like Himaya Haven and all the partners and volunteers that form part of the
operational and strategic groups that will help make this happen. Keep up the good work and carry on supporting
each other.”

Imran Mirza

Inspector

“It is encouraging to see a much-needed investment in the work of Himaya Haven which seeks
to tackle an area of overlooked acute need. The disparities facing families of BAME prisoners
is something that we have become increasingly aware through own work both inside and
outside prisons. Therefore, it is good to see an organisation such as Himaya Haven be given
the resources to develop culturally competent and community-based solutions.”

Sofia Buncy

Co-Founder and National Coordinator, Muslim Women in Prison Project

“Slowly I became stronger and stronger. Even till this day if I talk about it I cry. It has affected me emotionally and mentally.”
Mother

“I really apprecate your help in this dark time, you have been a true friend.”
Mother

“I came across Razia of the charity organisation called Himaya Haven… she has been a rock throughout the many months,
days and nights. I have telephoned her about so many problems I was having regarding both my sons,
also on a personal basis I was extremely ill…
…The struggle to come to terms with my health and the situation of the boys have been extremely
traumatic, had it not been for Razia’s help I would have probably ended my life. She has not only
liaised with the prison regarding problems within the prison, but also spoke day and night calming me
and counselling me, a constant help and aid has been much acknowledged and appreciated by myself,
my husband and also my ex-husband. We appreciate her efforts and ongoing support. Razia’s
commitment and dedication has been constant throughout not only to my sons but to the whole family.”

Mother

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