The Fatimah Foundation was established to address the needs of isolated women with children in South Auckland and to undertake humanitarian relief work in this area. Due to a rapid increase in service demand from Muslim families, with social concerns involving youth, domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, family hardship and elderly care, Fatimah Foundation has extended its services to be inclusive. The idea of starting such an organisation came about based on the need for support and guidance based on Islamic values in a family crisis or family breakdown.