Women (4)

Bat Melech

Bat Melech provides the only shelters in Israel for battered women from the religious community.
Each year, hundreds of women and children who are victims of domestic violence receive protection at Bat Melech’s shelters, together with full legal assistance, comprehensive psychological and social services, vocational training and economic support. Bat Melech offers a warm, supportive environment and religious atmosphere where these women and their children can feel at home during this stressful time. To date, Bat Melech has assisted over 5000 women and children, empowering them to break the cycle of violence and giving them the tools to begin new lives filled with dignity, productivity and self-respect.

Foot Forward Fund

Her Best Foot Forward works with women Artisans and other women of purpose in East Africa. A US 501(c)(3), they sell beautiful, hand-beaded projects and invest 100% of net proceeds to help operate their 100% compostable sanitary pad production facility. Their sanitary pads (made by a team of women employees who do their jobs with pride!) are best in class and are provided at no cost to girls to allow them to attend school with dignity and confidence. In the developing world, a girl can miss up to 4 days of school each month, because she cannot manage her menstrual flow. Girls can quickly fall behind and lose confidence, dropping out of school completely.

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County

JFS of Middlesex County is committed to helping individuals and families by providing social services, counseling and advocacy. Our programs include Elder day care, Kosher Meals on Wheels, Career and Vocational Services, Immigrant and Refugee services, Women’s Center, Family and Children’s counseling, workshops, computer and media lab training, ESL training, Holocaust survivor support services, translation and interpretation, recovery assistance, assessments, support groups, SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol), SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and volunteer services including RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Sharsheret

Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, a national cancer organization with three offices (New Jersey, Florida, and California), serves 70,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students, in all 50 states. Through 12 national programs, Sharsheret provides culturally relevant support and information to women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer. While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families, all Sharsheret programs serve all women and men of all backgrounds.

Sharsheret:
• creates a safe community for women at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis. We offer tailored resources, information, and • creates a safe community for women at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis. We offer tailored resources, information, and support to caregivers, family members, and friends of women facing breast and ovarian cancer to guide them through the cancer journey.
• services are free, confidential, and easily accessed online and by phone, email, text, and livechat. All services are individualized and provided one-to-one by skilled and trained professionals.
• builds a strong community of “links in the chain” through education and outreach events for college students, healthcare professionals, and community organizations.