About Us Our History OMID Foundation was set up in 2004 to help young women who are victims of sexual, physical or mental abuse. The young women who we support have typically been displaced and seeking refuge from oppression, systematic abuse, institutional and domestic violence, and all live in extreme poverty. They often suffer from severe mental health and emotional difficulties, mostly stemming from their experiences of displacement, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and of exposure to discrimination and violence. OMID works in societies where there is widespread societal acceptance of violence against marginalized and displaced women. That makes the work we do that much more urgent. Mission Statement OMID is committed to strengthening the social, emotional and economic opportunities of disadvantaged young women. We provide them with a sense of self-worth and life and opportunities in three key areas: self-empowerment, education, and training. We pride ourselves on our holistic approach to helping these young women learn to be treated with respect, dignity, and kindness, and in empowering them to successfully reintegrate into today’s society. How We Spend our Money Of all the monies we raise and donations we receive at OMID, 83% goes toward our programs, 11% towards fundraising activities and 6% towards administration and operations costs. To find out more about what we do, and our programs, click here.