For more information, call Mae Bennett at 216.378.8675.

All Family Violence Services are free to the client and open to all community members, regardless of religious affiliation or financial status.

Support Groups
To assure confidentiality and safety, groups meet at confidential locations. All groups occur in 9 week sessions. Women with young children are encouraged to bring them to JFSA’s art activity groups for children while they attend support groups.

Case Management
JFSA can help you navigate the maze of social service, legal, medical, vocational and welfare systems, as well as help you identify resources and options that you may be unaware of. Case management includes safety assessments, planning, assistance in obtaining and coordinating referral services and accompanying clients on appointments.

Justice System Advocacy and Legal Resources
For many abuse survivors, working through the court system is a necessary step to becoming abuse “free”. JFSA helps survivors understand their legal options, current laws and court processes, and can accompany them to court or appointments with attorneys. Survivors may also have limited access to affordable legal services.

Training for Professionals
Educating professionals who deal with domestic violence victims is a key component of JFSA’s Family Violence Services. Training is available for educators, first responders (police, fire), social workers, and salon professionals.

Specialized Population Services
Some segments of the community face additional barriers to overcoming abuse. JFSA offers specialized services for these important populations:
• Immigrants
• Elderly
• Teens
• Religiously Observant
• People with serious mental illness

Family Violence Services are funded in part by:

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistant Grant | Family Violence Prevention Services Grant | Ohio Attorney General Victims of Crime Act | Cuyahoga County Department of Justice Affairs – Violence Against Women Act | The Treu-Mart Fund | JFSA Families at Risk Endowment | Harvey Kotler and Norma Kotler Endowment Fund | Michael and Anita Siegal Family Foundation | Jewish Community Programs for Women and Children | Individual Donors

You can help support JFSA’s Family Violence Services with your donation.

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