We will not judge or force our opinions on you, but we will make sure that all women who come to us are given objective advice, are shown their options and can make informed choices, that they have space to make their own decisions and feel believed, never blamed, but accepted, validated and supported. The community support service helped 125 women in 2009-10.
The service aims to enable and empower you to take back control of your life. Jewish Women's Aid will provide you with information, advice and support that is relevant to your own circumstances. Together, we will work to draw up a plan of support according to your specific needs and requirements. This may be in the form of:
- Telephone advice
- One-to-one meetings
- Support in referring and accessing other services - both within and outside of JWA
- Support and assistance in applying for welfare benefits and housing
- Assistance seeking legal advice, counselling, employment
- Practical support writing letters and making telephone calls
- Advocacy support; attending appointments with you e.g. DWP, solicitors, court etc.
- Someone to listen and offer you emotional support.
As well as services in Barnet, we also offer services in Redbridge, Stamford Hill and the North of England.
For more details please contact 020 8445 8060.
Our specialist children's worker (who is part funded by BBC Children in Need) provides support to the children of women accessing our services. She spends time with children in the refuge and in the community. Her work involves:
- one to one and group work sessions
- family and sibling work to strengthen the mother/child/brother/sister relationship
- parenting support and workshops exploring the impact of domestic violence on children
- after school and holiday outings for families
If you like to know more about the community support service or how to access it, please contact the office on
020 8445 8060 (during office hours only) or call the helpline, freephone 0808 801 0500.