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Jewish Women's Aid

 

JWA is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women affected by domestic violence. JWA was founded to support thousands of Jewish women who, each year, will face physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse from within their own home. 

JWA is the only organisation in the UK dealing specifically with the needs of abused Jewish women and their children.  JWA gives survivors the confidence to make informed choices about the next steps in their lives someone who believes in them. JWA can support a survivor for as long as she needs.

The organisation has two principal aims/goals:

  • to provide confidential, accessible, empowering and culturally sensitive advocacy and support for Jewish women and children affected by domestic violence.
  • through education, training and awareness raising, to ensure that all sectors of the Jewish community recognise and speak out against domestic violence

One woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime - regardless of age, education, class, lifestyle or religion. It can take place in any intimate relationship, between partners, ex-partners or adult family members. The Jewish community is affected by domestic violence just like any other.  JWA has six core services we offer:

  • Freephone helpline
  • Bespoke Specialist Refuge Services
  • Client Advocacy & Support
  • Counselling
  • Awareness Raising
  • Training & Education

To find out more information please go to www.jwa.org.uk or call Julia on 020 8445 8060