Milwaukee Jewish Federation >> SHOFAR
Are you in a relationship with someone who…
Keeps track of your time? Makes it difficult for you to see others, go to school, see the doctor, or go to work? Destroys your belongings? Hurts you, your children or pets? Controls your money? Mocks you or your beliefs? Forces you to be intimate?
Domestic abuse is never acceptable and it is not your fault.
Sojourner Family Peace Center has been designated the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline for the City of Milwaukee and outlying communities since 1986. Staff and volunteers speak directly with victims from the scene of domestic violence incidents investigated by the Milwaukee Police Department and 18 suburban police departments in situations that are subsequently reviewed for criminal charges by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office.
The 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline also receives calls for information and support, and can help callers of all ages. All calls are confidential. 414-933-2722
Sojourner Family Peace Center is a resource partner with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s SHOFAR initiative. They are supportive of the Jewish community and strive meet everyone’s individual needs.
Sojourner Truth House has been in existence since 1978. The 54-bed emergency shelter offers a safe respite for battered women, sexual assault victims and their children. Each victim is provided with basic necessities such as food, transportation, and clothing, warmth, security, empathy and support, counseling and support groups, advocacy services and children’s programming.
Call Sojourner at 414-933-2722 and take the first step to building a violence-free life.
Kosher meals and Shabbat accommodations can be arranged.
SHOFAR is partnering with the following organizations who provide counseling, support groups, and other resources.
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Family Services’ specially trained clinicians provide sexual assault and trauma-related counseling to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in multiple locations including at the Sojourner Family Peace Center. Their clinical practice advances a holistic approach with each client, helping individuals, families and children achieve stability, emotional healing and mental well-being. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale. 414-390-5800 | 1300 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee
Sojourner Family Peace Center
Sojourner’s primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children. Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year. Sojourner provides an array of support aimed at helping families affected by domestic violence achieve safety, justice and well-being. Sojourner Family Peace Center has two therapists from Jewish Family Services on site. 414-276-1911 | 619 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee
SHALVA is a Chicago-based organization focused on meeting the unique needs of Jews who are struggling with domestic abuse. They provide confidential counseling services to the Jewish communities of metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee in a culturally-sensitive and caring environment. Clients receive free and individualized services for as long as needed. Kosher meals and Shabbat accommodations are available. 24/7 Help/Crisis Line 773-583-4673
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What is SHOFAR?
SHOFAR (Safeguarding Healthy Families and Relationships) is an initiative of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation that addresses child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and domestic violence. Our goals are to build awareness and share resources with the Milwaukee Jewish community and to train community members on how to prevent and address abuse. The project is named after the shofar, a ram’s-horn trumpet used by ancient Jews as a battle signal, that in modern times is sounded on some Jewish holy days. It’s a fitting name for this initiative, which is a call to action against abuse. For more information, read an eJewish Philanthropy article about SHOFAR. If you would like to be involved with SHOFAR, contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer, Jewish Education Community Planner, at 414-963-2718.
The SHOFAR initiative is generously supported by: