About Shifa Healthcare
Welcome to Shifa Healthcare & Community Services, a beacon of hope and healing in the Greater Houston Area since 2002. Founded by a group of compassionate medical professionals and visionary project managers.
Shifa Healthcare and Community Services USA (Shifa USA) is dedicated to delivering accessible healthcare and essential social support services, both cost-free and at reduced rates, to those in need on a scalable basis.
Shifa’s commitment is to establish benchmarks of excellence in the provision of selected healthcare services, healthcare delivery systems, and social support services, spanning local, state, and national levels.
At Shifa USA, we place a strong emphasis on volunteerism and the delivery of volunteer services with unparalleled dedication. We actively collaborate with partner entities and organizations to ensure the provision of necessary services, while also facilitating opportunities for affiliates and subsidiaries in the realms of research, education, service delivery, and associated commercial initiatives, all aimed at benefiting the broader community.
Shifa's Mission & Vision
Shifa Healthcare & Community Services pledges to elevate the quality of life for immigrants, low-income, uninsured, and underserved individuals from all walks of life.
Shifa emerged with a profound mission: to extend free social services and medical care to the underprivileged and diverse populations in our community.
Shifa’s dedicated Board of Directors and the tireless operations team work hand in hand to ensure that every patient experiences the highest standard of care.
“We firmly believe that access to healthcare is not just a privilege but a fundamental right, and we are resolute in creating a nurturing environment that embraces diverse cultures and caters to the unique needs of each and every patient”, says Chairwoman of Shifa Board of Directors Faiza Haseeb.
Transforming Lives: Shifa’s Journey of Care & Compassion
From humble beginnings in a small trailer. Shifa has grown into an enduring force of positive change. Today, Shifa is thrilled to announce the opening of a new medical and dental clinic, now serving the diverse communities of Southwest Houston area.
Shifa’s journey has been made possible through the unwavering support of donors, partners, and the invaluable dedication of volunteers. It is the generosity and commitment that has allowed Shifa to broaden its horizons, expand its services, and create a lasting, positive impact in the diverse communities.
“We express our deepest gratitude for your steadfast support, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you in our shared mission: forging a healthier, fairer, and more compassionate society,” from Dr Moien Butt
Serving Our Diverse Communities Through Healthcare & Social Services
Shifa's Legacy: Past, Present and Beyond
“Healthcare for All,” operated by Shifa, is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the well-being of underserved communities. Our mission is to provide equitable healthcare and social services to all. We focus on holistic health, including medical check-ups, preventive care, mental health support, and education.
We rely on donations, volunteers, and advocates to achieve our vision of accessible healthcare for everyone. Your help can save lives, fund medical equipment, and expand health education. Join our compassionate community to make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for those in need.
The basis of Shifa USA traces back to 1997 when ten selfless, passionate volunteers decided to uplift the underprivileged. At that time, Shifa USA was operating under the guidance of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston ( ISGH). Initially, we provided free medical camps, computer literacy classes, and legal consultations on weekends, operating in a small room in Southwest Houston.
As time passed, the efforts of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston were acknowledged by the IRS. With time, we separated Islamic services from health and social services and incorporated them into the Houston Shifa Services Foundation (HSSF). Over the following decade, HSSF kept serving the people, solidifying its commitment to the community.
In 2007, the City of Houston granted HSSF $3.6 million to build two low-income housing projects with the assistance of Integrated Real Estate Group. As HSSF faced increased concerns about medical liability, they separated their government-funded housing activities from their social services.
This decision created Shifa Healthcare and Community Service USA (Shifa USA), a tax-exempt charitable organization. In 2012, HSSF officially transferred all its healthcare and social service operations to Shifa USA. This restructuring allowed them to manage their healthcare services and government-funded housing projects independently.