L.O.: COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENWOMENS AID CENTERS: Herzelia, Hadera, Rishon Le-ZionRuth Rasnic & Meir Teichman
L.O.: Combat Violence against Women (An NGO) Finance: Management, Funding, Friends of investments, endowments, the NGO, grants & support Legal Counseling Shelters Half-way Legislation, Public Education Publications, Apartments Relations & Press releases, Advocacy TV & News & & Training (Dissemination of Papers, Opinion Internet site Legal Aid Change Knowledge)Hotlines: Hebrew, Russian;Women, Children & Youth
The Shelters Three Shelters: Herzelia Hadera Rishon Le-Zion Any woman + young children; Can stay up to 12 months; A Half-way Apartment after leaving the shelter
Staff & Services of the Shelters Management and administrative help; House-mother; Psych-Social Services: Social worker Intervention with the women; Contacts with outside welfare services and agencies; Following advancement and follow-up; Reports to the Courts and other legal-paralegal agencies; Supervision of the staff. Child Clinical Psychologist Treatment of children; Counseling and guiding the mothers; Supervision of personnel in touch with children.
Staff & Services (continued) Legal Services Legal counseling; Representation of women; Legal supervision. Kindergarten teachers; Volunteers (who are involved in various aspects of the Shelters and the Organization).
Statistics: 2007 Herzelia Haddera Rishon LZion Total Women 70 57 43 170 Children 83 60 63 206Residency Days 7,416 4,247 7,849 19,512 Women by Origin: Jewish, Israeli 84 49% Immigrants from USSR 29 17% Immigrants from Ethiopia 22 13% Israeli Moslems 25 15% Christian, Druze, Bedouin 4 2% Tourists, foreign laborers 6 4%
Legislation, Advocacy & Legal Aid Working with the Parliament (Knesset) sub- committees & Government Ministries: Welfare; Education; Women status; Law Enforcement; Justice Housing.
Legislation, Advocacy & Legal Aid (continued) Free Legal Counseling Serve women from the community; Advice the hotlines’ referrals; Supervision of Social Worker and other professionals on legal issues. Representing Women in Family Courts, Religious (Jewish, Moslem), & Criminal Courts; Representing the Organization in various committees.
Education & Training Training: Students of Social Work; Family violence workers; Police officers; Medical & paramedical staff; Nurses, midwives; Israel Defense Force (IDF); Volunteers and Hotlines personnel. Education: Knesset members; Religious authorities (Rabbis, Imams, Priests); Teachers and educators; High school students; The public through the Media.
Public Relations & Publications A 4-language website (Hebrew, English, Russian, Spanish: www.no2violence.co.il: includes info, articles, links and statistics; News Letters in Hebrew and English; Press Releases; TV & Radio appearances.
Hotlines 24 hour Hotline for Women in distress: Hebrew and Russian; Hotline for Children & Youth victims of violence (Hebrew). Hotlines are in touch with Welfare Agencies and the Police in case of.. Hotlines managed and run by volunteers Training of volunteers by volunteers; Only women are on-line;