Growing up silently suffering the repercussions of abuse of all forms, I saw the stigma and taboo topics being hushed and shoved under the rug being the norm. As if the person experiencing the pain and going through the struggle, did not matter. Who do I turn to? Who can help me? No one. Is that what the community was for? Just people who we knew who turned a blind eye? I fell through the crack.
THERE WAS NO SUPPORT
I once again found myself in a situation that begged a deeper look into what support could be found. I wasn’t surprised that there was no support but this time, I decided that I would not fall again. Soon I realized that I wasn’t the only one going through the challenges that life set forth. As a divorced, single mother of 4, I quickly realized that there were many in my shoes, some better off and some in more troubling circumstances. As I shared my experience, many came forth and the gaps in the community that I knew as a child resurfaced my memory. We made some changes, but were they enough?
Thus came the vision of Wasilah Connections. The vision of this organization is to make sure that our communities no longer have a gap in the system where individuals who are going through a difficult time in their lives are neglected. Wasilah Connections aims to be a social service organization that will create and support individuals by providing holistic support to the challenges people face.
I leave you all with the following poem that I wrote that resonates deeply of where I momentarily came from to where my vision will take us, God Willing.
“The night ended on a day that was dreaded
Did the sun signify a new day or a continuation of the day before
A new day means a new moment, but she fretted
Because the turmoil that she was in continued from afore
The air became difficult to breathe
The moment was at a standstill
Can she imagine a life where she is freed?
Or travel through time and see the new life she will build?
Now the day is ending on a night full of memory
What was once a turmoil is now filled with passion
A vision that only she who broke free can see
A strength that only she knows how it will be.
Only God knows how it will be Fashioned…”
Sanaa Subhani, ASW
Our mission is to provide a holistic support for individuals facing mental, emotional, financial and personal challenges by, building, facilitating, and connecting individuals to resources to strategically provide short and long term solutions to overcome their challenges.
Our vision is to create a movement to cultivate a collective community mindset of helping our most vulnerable populations within our community achieve success and wellness in all levels of their lives.