Reconstructing services through an anti-racist lens, providing comprehensive, intentional hands-on long-term services locally and internationally and working to successfully end violence against all people in a way that is equitable and sustainable.


Our Culturally Specific Shelter Rahma's Refuge

Please listen to the beautiful message from WOVAN's CoDirector and CoFounder Ifrah Abdalla. and thank you Monay Production for taking the time to highlight our shelter in Such a beautiful way.

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Our Mission

WOVAN believes all people's stories are connected through a common thread. Through collective leadership WOVAN is committed to being the leading voice working to end homelessness in our communities and intentionally developing a service framework that is anti-racist; a model in this work that will come directly from the experience of those that have experienced homelessness themselves .