Public, Society Benefit

Muslim Community Support Services Inc

aka Austin Radiologic Assc

AUSTIN, TX

Mission

Lend a helping hand to the needy, refugees, and the victims of domestic violence in the Austin TX community, until they achieve financial independence (assistance includes but is not limited to financial, educational, medical and social services). In addition to being a resource and support center, we strive to build bridges between the Muslim and general Austin community, by initiating and sustaining open communication.

Ruling Year

2002

Principal Officer

Diane Kanawati

Main Address

6016 RICKERHILL LN

AUSTIN, TX 78739 USA

Keywords

advocacy, refugee, financial, social services, indigent, tutoring, help, service, volunteer

EIN

74-2977031

 Number

5253434319

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

What MCSS has done for the last 17 years is prevent Muslims from becoming homeless. There are two subsets here - refugee families and battered muslim women. Our goal is to not just be the last safety net but since we are seeing recurring patterns, we are creating channels for self sufficiency like 1) paying for drivers ed courses 2) supporting single women to get education, 3) offer office hours for help to navigate their new home 4) help fill out forms 5) provide a place where they can come ask questions, 6) get an occasional loan, 7) get a ride, 8)get hooked up to other local assistance services such as WIC or Any Baby Can 9) provide backpack drives and run eid toy drives for children of single moms, 10) stay engaged with the greater community via collaborations with other nonprofits as well as storytimes during Islamic holidays, 11) help find affordable housing, 12) be a place where people can find other local businesses or Muslim artists or Masajid or Quran classes.

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Financial Assistance

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For some clients it means even paying their rent while they get back on their feet. I can’t think of many organizations that do these things - which is why there ARE homeless people. MCSS is our community preventing that. Our Buy Nothing group also helps facilitate the growth of community via gifting and exchange of items to prevent waste while also recycling items. Most of our brothers and sisters - when they fall short on $$ and food is running low at the end of the month and they can’t make their rent, nobody else is giving assistance to them. Thanks for being part of the people in this community who support us. We depend on each of you.

Continued engagement with our donors Website updates Constant research for the best ways to help our recipient population Recruitment of active volunteers and board members

Very dedicated volunteers and a healthy donor base

We have officers including a dedicated treasurer to constantly analyze our success

Helped many families toward becoming financially independent, navigating the Austin society, translated for so many people and provided transportation. Tutoring. community engagement via storytimes.

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Financials

Muslim Community Support Services Inc

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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