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About Jewish Women's Aid

Last updated: 2003-08-24

JWA

Jewish Women's Aid (JWA) aims to break the silence surrounding domestic violence through education and awareness-raising programmes and operates a refuge and freephone confidential helpline.

About JWA

An organisation run by Jewish women for Jewish women and their children who have been subjected to domestic violence.

Definition

Domestic violence against women is violence by members of their household. The term 'violence' includes any act or behaviour, which is intimidating, abusive, causes physical, mental, emotional, economic, or sexual harm and is unacceptable to those women.

Aims

  • To raise awareness of the issues of domestic violence against women
  • To recognise that domestic violence against women in the Jewish community exists and is unacceptable.
  • To identify the needs of, and provide continuing support services for, Jewish women who experience abuse.
  • To provide information about resources available for women who seek help.
  • To educate to prevent domestic violence against Jewish women.

Objectives

  •  To maintain an appropriate property as a Jewish home and a refuge in which confidentiality and safety can be assured.
  • To foster links with organisation in both the Jewish and wider community.
  • To research, develop and produce resources and publicity material.
  • To provide professional advice services.
  • To set up: - A confidential freephone telephone helpline - A befriending service - A counselling service - A support Group - A drop-in centre
  • To recruit, train and support Jewish women to staff these services.

Contact Us:

Jewish Women's Aid P.O.Box 2670 London N12 9ZE
e-mail: info@jwa.org.uk
Tel: 020-8445-8060 
Fax: 020-8445-0305
Emergency calls only: (24 hours) Pager: 04325-264-429
Freephone Helpline:  0800 59 12 03
Helpline staffed Mon, Wed, Thurs 9.30am-9.30pm

Please remember:
If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999 and they will contact us at your request. Contact us on our pager number, given above, if you need refuge space in an emergency. We will return your call immediately, so please do not forget to leave your phone number. If it's not an emergency, please wait until normal office hours and call us on the above number referred to as "office ".
jwa Registered Charity No: 1047045 Company No: 3024499