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Shalom bayit (peace in the home) is a community responsibility.  Abuse is wrong. We can help.  


Call us at 416-638-7800 and ask for Intake.  


After hours, please call or text the Assaulted Woman's Helpline: 416-863-0511  |  #SAFE (#7233)

The JF&CS Woman Abuse Program provides a spectrum of services that include:   

  • crisis intervention

  • assessment

  • individual and group counselling,

  • Here to Help (for children and their mothers who have been abused)

  • advocacy and community outreach

  • education and consultation

  • referrals with other professionals

If we ever hope to end the violence, we must first face the reality that Woman Abuse exists in all socio-economic, ethnic, professional and religious groups, including the Jewish community. 

You may be an abused woman if you:

  • often give in because you are afraid of your partner’s temper

  • find yourself apologizing for your partner

  • feel isolated and alone

  • find yourself being criticized for daily things such as your cooking, your clothes, or your appearance

  • are subjected to name-calling or swearing

  • feel intimidated or threatened by your partner

  • have no access to money that is controlled by your partner

  • have been forced into sexual behaviour

  • have been kicked, hit, shoved, or had things thrown at you


You may be an abuser if you:

  • cannot control your temper

  • blame your partner for making you lose control

  • criticize or put down your partner

  • are possessive or jealous of your partner

  • have difficulty expressing feelings other than anger

  • attempt to control your partner’s behaviour

  • force sexual behaviour on your partner

  • have broken things, thrown things, hit, shoved or kicked your partner when angry


If you are an abused woman, remember:

  • you cannot control or change your partner’s behaviour

  • no one has the right to abuse, control or intimidate you

  • you are not to blame for the abuse

  • you are not alone; woman abuse happens to many Jewish women

Click here to view our brochure. 

woman abuse services

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