The Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF) was founded in Collin County in 2005 with a mission to empower, promote and support all women while being an ambassador of a peaceful, caring Muslim community. On April 15 TMWF announced that Dr. Hind Jarrah has stepped down from her role of executive director and moved into an advisory role, and Mona Kafeel has stepped into the role of interim executive director as of April 1.
Mona joined TMWF in 2007, most recently serving as chief philanthropy and operating officer. She is a Plano resident, and her children attended Plano ISD schools. She calls herself a “proud Plano school mom,” and was an active PTA member at Carlisle Elementary for years. Mona also serves the community through participation in the Plano Senior Advisory Board and Collin County Council on Family Violence.
Moving into this role during a global pandemic has its own challenges, and, according to a release from TMWF, Mona’s immediate concerns include the increase in domestic violence of those with limited financial resources and the vulnerable families whose income streams have been frozen. She has already been leading the charge in navigating these difficult issues, and wanted to express thanks to the City of Plano’s marketing team who helped TMWF provide helpful COVID-19 information for its clients in Spanish, Arabic, Urdu and multiple other languages.
“I am humbled to lead an organization that has transformed the lives of families across Texas and beyond. It is an honor to be trusted with the responsibility of leading Texas Women’s Foundation into the next phase of scaling our impact,” Mona shared.
TMWF provides culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and evidence-based domestic violence programming and relief services targeting Muslim women and children. They support all women who are victims of domestic violence by strengthening the individual, her family and the community, without discrimination.
The organization’s family violence hotline number is 972.880.4192.Texas Muslim Women's Foundation >