Places that Help: Federal
Agunah International counsels agunot whose husbands are withholding gitten as a means of control, provide financial aid to agunot in need, and raise awareness about the plight of agunot in the community. We also refer agunot to appropriate Rabbinical Courts. We help people nationally and internationally.
Faith Trust Institute
An interdenominational educational center, providing material and training to religious communities, with the aim of the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. They offer training, workshops, videos, books and publications to help those who work within the faith community to combat domestic abuse.
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
(718) 237-1337 (hotline)
Offers various programs for assistance with counseling, shelters and day care for NYC residents.
Jewish Divorce Assistance Center of Los Angeles (JDAC)
4221 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 393
Los Angeles, CA 90010
JDAC provides individuals in the Los Angeles area who are confronting the Jewish divorce process with a live resource center to help navigate the unique challenges of Jewish divorce, offering in-person emotional and logistical support, guidance through the beit din (Jewish Court) process, and informal mediation services. Additionally, JDAC offers referrals to social service agencies, legal services, and other professionals in the Los Angeles Area.
Jewish Women International
Jewish Women International (JWI) is dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence through education, advocacy and action locally, nationally and around the world. Guided by the vision of a safe world for women, children and families and the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repair of the world, JWI fulfills its mission through many programs, initiatives and philanthropic activities.
Kayama is a not-for-profit organization for Jewish people that helps them obtain a "get," which is a Jewish religious divorce. (They do not help with civil, non-religious divorces.) There is no charge for their services. They help people in all states, all countries.
Ohel Children's Home & Family Services
Provides services for the orthodox community including shelter, counseling, court accompaniment, referrals for legal assistance and rabbinic consultations. Serves NY, NJ, and FL.
One Step Forward: The Jewish Divorce Resource Line
One Step Forward (OSF): The Jewish Divorce Resource Line is a project of ORA (Organization for the Resolution of Agunot) and offers support, guidance, and referrals to individuals contemplating or going through the divorce process. One Step Forward has a particular focus on helping callers navigate the civil and Jewish divorce processes. We help people throughout the nation at no charge.
Provides direct services and shelter for orthodox victims of domestic violence in Brooklyn.
Shalom Bayit is an organization of Jewish women in the San Francisco Bay Area working to end domestic violence. They provide support and advocacy to women who live with domestic violence, and can help observant Jewish women find safe shelter in which they can observe Shabbat, the laws of kashrut (dietary restrictions), etc.
Shalom Task Force
P.O. Box 137
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274
(718) 337- 3700 (hotline - in NY)/ gen info (212) 742-1478
Provide a domestic violence hotline that serves a growing number of states and cities around the country including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Miami and the Washington DC area. Also offers workshops and other services.
The International Council of Jewish Women
Advocates for the rights of agunot. Visit their website for information about their programs.
The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
JCADA helps local women who live with domestic violence. Among their many services, JCADA helps women find food and shelter, provides legal assistance and job training, and partners with the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) to provide counseling to victims of domestic violence.
The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
JOFA’s website offers a thorough guide to the process of getting a get, a glossary, and extensive reference material about Jewish law and the problems of agunot.
The Jewish Social Service Agency
Provides counseling and other services to women in the Washington, D. C. area who live with domestic abuse.
The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot
The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. ORA works within the parameters of Jewish and civil law to advocate for the timely and unconditional issuance of a get through case advocacy, early intervention programs, and educational initiatives. We help people throughout the nation at no charge.
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