If you or someone you know is in a relationship that doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't. The first step is the biggest, but it is also the simplest: pick up the phone and call
us. We understand if you're apprehensive. We understand if you're afraid. But it's a phone call; it's not a commitment. Tell us what is happening between you and your
partner. Be honest with us. Be honest with yourself. We will listen to everything you have to say, and advise you on your best options.
No matter what the final outcome, we realize this is a very painful time for you. But you don't need to go through it alone. Please know we are ready, able, and willing to help you.
Right now. So please, help us help you. Make this phone call.
Jewish Family Service works to combat domestic violence and sexual assault by raising awareness in the larger Cincinnati community. We train and highlight the work of prevention educators,
professional service providers, teachers, clergy, and other professionals — to identify, reach, and give comfort and hope to survivors. In addition, we offer and provide care
management whenever needed.
The goals of our Domestic Violence Prevention program are to:
- Raise awareness that unhealthy relationships and abuse can happen in any community, culture, religion, socio-economic group, or family.
- Teach community members to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship, and know how to respond and help.
- Enhance knowledge of professional staff on all issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Connect survivors, and those currently at risk, to community resources.
Domestic Violence Awareness in the Jewish Community: Jewish Family Service provides Domestic Violence awareness programs throughout the Jewish community, and is available to
speak to your group or organization. Programs include women’s seders, film viewings, focus groups, and discussions about healthy and unhealthy relationships. These programs are supported in part
by NCJW. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Linda Kean at 766-3318
We also collaborate with the national organization Jewish Women International (JWI), whose mission is to empower women and girls through economic literacy, community training, healthy
relationship education, and the proliferation of women’s leadership. Our innovative programs, advocacy, and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live
in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize their full potential. For more information about JWI at: www.JWI.org