For more information, call Mae Bennett at 216.378.8675

Journey to Empowerment Support Group

Journey to Empowerment is a weekly educational support group for women who are currently or have experienced abuse in their relationships. Participants of any groups are encouraged to bring their children, grades K – 7, to a concurrent art activity group facilitated by registered Art Therapists.

Case Management and Safety Planning
JFSA helps clients navigate the maze of social service, legal, medical, and vocational systems that individuals must work to achieve self-sufficiency. This includes:

  • Safety assessments
  • Planning
  • Assistance in obtaining and coordinating referral services
  • Accompanying clients on appointments
  • Trauma Specific Therapy (including EMDR)

Justice System Advocacy and Legal Resources
For many victims of abuse, working through the court system is a necessary step. JFSA helps clients understand their legal options, current laws and court processes, and can accompany them as they navigate the justice system.

Special Populations
Some segments of the community face additional barriers to overcoming abuse. JFSA also provides culturally specific services for the Jewish community, immigrants, the elderly, people with serious mental illness and disabilities, and LGBTQ community.

Domestic 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 this program with your donation.