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This is AMALA

Feeling Helpless?

Don’t know where to start in processing what you are going through?

We are here to help. Our toll-free line is available to you M, W, F, S, Sun 6 pm – 10 pm.

You can Now Text-in our line Wednesdays and Sundays 6 pm-10 pm and get the same support.

We aim to spread hope

Amala ("Hope" in Arabic) is a hotline that creates an accessible form of culturally competent counseling and resource referral for the Muslim youth.

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Our Mission is to provide

FREE | Educated | Non-Judgmental | Understanding over-the-phone atmosphere

for individuals to seek help. We want to help Muslim youth find the Hope that they need.

You are not alone

The fact that many issues within our community aren’t discussed doesn’t mean that many individuals are not facing the same stressors that can make our life seem difficult.

In past years, we noticed a growing number of our peers dealing with challenges in damaging and unproductive ways. Some lacked the support system they needed, while others had the support but were afraid to utilize it out of fear of being judged based on their problems. We realized that there are in fact a large number of young Muslims who faced barriers preventing them from seeking support.

Isolation Is NOT the Solution

As a group of Muslim college students who have grown up in California, we have experienced and seen the challenges that come with growing up as Muslims in the United States. The tipping point that set us into action was a string of six youth suicides in a small Californian Muslim community in a period of two months. The struggles that our communities’ youth are facing have become tangible and unavoidable.

The Amala Muslim Youth Hopeline began with the aim of providing an accessible, confidential, and culturally competent means of peer counseling and resource referral for Muslim youth.

Roshelle Czar

Youth Coordinator

Roshelle Czar is a certified peer specialist and a domestic violence counselor. Her work experience ranges from working in the educational policy sector at the State Capitol as well as the mental health field at the Women’s Resource Center and My Sister’s House. She will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in Women’s & Gender Studies at Sacramento State University in May of 2023.

Her ultimate goal is to obtain her Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on trauma and resilience in educational settings. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and trying food from different cultures.

For any inquiries or questions, please feel free to email Roshelle.