Support JFCS' Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Program
Mother's Day Appeal
As we celebrate the liberation that Passover recounts, we invite you to share in the triumph of JFCS' Jewish clients who have escaped from the tyranny of domestic violence and found freedom for themselves and their children.
Approximately 1 in 4 women in the Jewish community is a victim of domestic violence (DV) and stays with their abusive partners 7 to 13 years longer than victims in other communities. It is crucial that JFCS' DV Prevention and Intervention Program maintain its strong presence in the community so that despairing Jewish women know they are not alone on this difficult journey.
Many women choose to stay with or return to an abusive spouse because they have no means of support. If it were not for JFCS, with its reputation as a Jewish agency with specially trained clinicians in domestic voilence prevention and intervention, more than 100 women each year would have no place to turn.
Once no longer entangled in a violent relationship, clients of JFCS' DV Program are relieved of the fear and anxiety that had weighed so heavily on them. The ability of JFCS to access its broad range of services for women in desperate situations is key to clients achieving complete finanical independence and emotional recovery from their trauma.
JFCS paves the way for physical and emotional renewal - empowering DV clients to be able to provide for themselves and their families. Domestic Violence can affect all parts of a person's life, including relationships with family and friends, job, health, and self-esteem. JFCS is committed to helping victims and families heal in a safe environment.
As our ancestors ultimately relied on faith, those in the midst of a violent relationship must come to trust that JFCS will provide the protection and guidance they need. Guided by Jewish values, the JFCS Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Program's skilled and dedicated staff provides struggling women with comprehensive services that can guide them towards emotional stability and ultimately self- sufficiency.
In appreciation for your support, JFCS will send a Mother’s Day card to a special woman in your life. Please respond by April 30, 2013.
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For more information about JFCS' Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Program, or to learn how you can help, please contact Pia Eisenberg at 267.256.2255 or PEisenberg@jfcsphilly.org