Nisaa African Family Services


Mission: Nisaa African Family Service’s mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic and political self-determination of all women; it seeks to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change.

Location: Des Moines and Iowa City

Needs: Volunteering, community outreach events, tabling, etc.


Volunteers:  on-going service needed

When is service needed:   year-round

Number of hours: 1-2 hours a week; flexible hours, as much or little as is possible


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Background check required: no


How to apply: Apply by emailing Hibo Jama at

Contact: Hibo Jama, Des Moines office Tel: 515-255-5430 or Iowa City office  Tel: 319-338-7617


Operation information: Nisaa is Statewide Cultural Specific Organization and has an office in Des Moines and Iowa City, 2019 Nisaa has Five full-time Staff, Two part-time and two Youth Interns.  Nisaa strongly believes that a program led by Africans will be the most efficient, in tackling gender-based violence in African communities in Iowa. Nisaa has obtained its 501c3 status and is now a stand-alone organization in 2015. Ms. Jama became the Executive Director.


DES MOINES OFFICE  4926 Franklin Avenue Des Moines, IA 50310

IOWA CITY OFFICE  1700 S 1st Avenue, Suite A and B Iowa City, IA 52240

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