Sunday, August 24, 2008

Domestic Violence

SHALVA offers free confidential domestic abuse counseling services to the Chicago Jewish Community. SHALVA provides culturally sensitive services in a safe and caring environment

Shalom Task Force
PO Box 137
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274
888.883.2323 hotline (outside New York)
718.337.3700 hotline (inside New York)
Offers specially trained domestic violence advocates who also speak English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian. Provides information and referral to victims for rabbinic consultation, psychological, financial and legal services. Conducts education and outreach, provides technical assistance and a speakers bureau. Endorsed by Orthodox Rabbis.

233 Walker Place
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: 203.858.9691

Jewish Women International
2000 M Street NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (800) 343-2823; (202) 857-1300
Fax: (202) 857-1380
Resource center for information on domestic violence in the Jewish community. Resource Guide for Rabbis on Domestic Violence. JWI initiatives educate clergy and the Jewish community and help victims of abuse become self sufficient. National Needs Assessment on Deomestic Abuse in the Jewish Community. International Conference on Domestic Absue in the Jewish Community.

Bibliography of Resources on Sexual and Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community
Compiled by Marcia Cohn Spiegel
Extensive and continually updated listing.

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Center for the Prevention of Family Violence
120 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
Provides counseling services to battered women and children as well as batterers. Operates a hotline for crisis intervention.

Family Violence Program Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (affiliated with UJA Federation of New York)
80 Maiden Lane, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10038
Provides a range of services including information and referral, counseling, legal assistance, benefits counseling, and court accompaniment. Financial assistance is provided for eviction prevention, utility bills and relocation. Furniture and emergency food vouchers are available. Bilingual Services in Hebrew and Russian.

Aleinu Family Helpline
8838 Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles CA, 90035
Part of the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, Aleinu Family Helpline is a 24-hour/every day counseling service. The trained and supervised volunteers can provide counseling and information to those who call in.

For listings across the USA of services available to those suffering domestic violence please go to the Jewish Women International site

For listings internationally, including Israel, of services available to those suffering domestic violence or abuse please go to the Jewish Women International site

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