Family Violence

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Family violence and domestic violence involves physical and emotional abuse by one person against another in a home or family environment. It can affect individuals and families of every economic status, race, religion, age and culture, and can result in severe injury and trauma. Child abuse can often occur in the same families.

You might be experiencing family violence or domestic violence if you or a family member:

  • Physically abuses you
  • Embarrasses or shames you with put-downs
  • Keeps or discourages you from seeing friends or family members
  • Tells you that you are a bad parent or threatens to hurt, kill, or take away your children
  • Takes your money or refuses to give you money for expenses

How The Jewish Board can help:

  • Emergency shelter is available for victims of domestic violence and their children.
  • Our services include crisis intervention, domestic violence advocacy, and counseling services such as individual, group and family therapy and parent support groups.
  • We can help prevent abuse, neglect or removal of children from their homes. We team licensed social workers, psychiatrists, trained volunteers, and other professionals in the fields of education and psychology, and the family to create a plan for each family based on individual needs and strengths
  • We have a presence in all five New York boroughs, so help is available wherever you are.
  • We help people of all backgrounds, religions, ages, ethnicities and cultures and ensure that our services are tailored to the specific people and communities we work with.
  • Our team speaks a variety of languages, from English and Spanish to Hebrew, Russian and Haitian Creole.
  • We accept most types of insurance, including Medicaid.