THE VANCOUVER SHELTER IN RISHON LE ZION HELP US CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ABUSED FAMILIES IN ISRAEL
THE VANCOUVER SHELTER IN RISHON LE ZION:
HELP US CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ABUSED FAMILIES IN ISRAEL
Jewish National Fund, Pacific Region is working with ‘NO to Violence Against Women’ to build a shelter for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Established in 1978 by Israel Prize Laureate Ruth Rasnic, ‘NO to Violence Against Women’ has been helping victims of domestic violence by providing emergency housing, running a 24 hour helpline and advocating for the rights of women.
Our goal is to raise $1.5 million CAD for this project. A shelter houses 10-12 families at a time and provides victims of domestic violence with a safe environment where they can start over. Staff and volunteers work with the families to access therapy, secure income, and find new housing.
At present, 65-70% of women and children fleeing abuse cannot get into shelters as there are not enough emergency shelter beds in Israel. JNF and ‘NO to Violence Against Women’ are working to change this by building a shelter in Rishon Le Zion. The shelter in Rishon Le Zion will be named in honour of your generous donations as the “Vancouver Shelter”. This project offers an important opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and children in Israel. This shelter is for everyone, regardless of background. As such, the shelter will be instrumental in bridge building between communities within Israel.
‘NO to Violence Against Women’ currently runs three shelters in Israel. The Hadera and Herzliya shelters have recently been rebuilt and with your help, the Vancouver Shelter of Rishon Le Zion will be rebuilt in 2016.