Legal consultation for female victims of domestic violence
Giving counsel to women in need when they need it most
The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo partners with the Glickman Center to enable women of low socioeconomic status who are in troubled family situations to obtain highly specialized legal counseling. Hiring a lawyer is often the first step toward breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and gaining independence. However, many women lack the financial means required to pay attorney fees and as a result have difficulty getting themselves and their children out of dangerous situations.
Legal consultation is essential as the first step in most domestic violence situations, including cases of:
- Physical violence
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional mistreatment
- Economic control
- Sexual abuse
- Assistance in cases of limited accessibility, such as women who are hospitalized due to violence or in-hospital childcare
- Cases that involve specific issues related to new immigrants
The program provides a range of legal services and support.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment to ensure that two attorneys experienced in domestic abuse matters will serve the program’s clients on a full-time basis.
Donation requested (over three years): $270,000
Attorney Hadara Matar talks about one of the key services at the Glickman Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Domestic Violence in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel:
Attorney Hadara Matar interviews a client who has been abused by her husband at the Glickman Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Domestic Violence in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel: