Our professional Domestic Abuse service is the lynchpin of our services for women affected by domestic violence and abuse, offering practical and emotional support.

Our aim is to prioritise your safety, and help reduce your levels of risk. Our team is well trained with staff holding accreditations from Safe Lives and Women's Aid as well as regularly attending industry-run training programmes. 

The Client Services Manager has the Safe Lives Service Manager accreditation.

Empowering you

Our Domestic Abuse team aims to enable and empower you to take back control of your life. Our trained staff provide information, advice and support that is relevant to your own circumstances. Together, we work to draw up a plan of support according to your specific needs and requirements.

Informing you

We do not judge or force our own opinions on you, but we make sure you are given objective advice and feel believed, never blamed. We help you to understand your options so you can make informed choices.

Supporting you

Our Domestic Abuse Service in London and Manchester can offer:

  • risk reduction and safety planning
  • a free initial consultation with a family law solicitor
  • financial and benefits advice
  • support to access safe housing
  • support with applying for a 'Get' (Jewish bill of divorce)
  • referrals to JWA counselling, children's therapy and parenting advice
  • guidance on civil and criminal legal options
  • support in family court proceedings
  • referrals to external agencies to support your specific requirements

Thanks to generous grants, the team are also sometimes able to offer additional support including beds, bedding, essential furniture, ovens and computers, as well as deposits for new tenancies. The grants also contribute towards the cost of our much-needed family days out with children. Other donations enable us to give our clients toiletries, and packages of festival foods at the Jewish New Year and Passover.

             

Confidentiality is vitally important to us. Information about you and your situation will not be passed on to anyone else, unless we are concerned about yours or someone else's safety. This will always be discussed with you wherever possible, prior to the referral.Confidentiality

Contact the Domestic Abuse Service by email