Domestic Violence Shelter & Couselling Centres

Domestic Violence Support and Prevention

Statistics show that there are over 200,000 battered women and half a million children in Israel exposed to domestic violence each year.  Na’amat’s two centres for Prevention of Violence in the Family, in Tel Aviv (the Glickman Centre) and Haifa, have aided thousands of these victims.  Our centres deal with the authorities and provide legal counselling, run support groups for battered wives and provide rehabilitation services for battering husbands.  Na’amat tries to break the cycle of violence by changing the patterns of behaviour where possible, and when not, help to find alternatives for the victims of the violence. 

You can read the story of Sharon, one of the women who came through our shelter, here.

The Na’amat Canada Glickman Centre for Family Violence Prevention

domestic-1The Glickman Centre, established in 1993 as the first women’s shelter in Israel, is made up of three distinct sections: the Shelter, the Counselling and Treatment Centre and the Rhodie Blanshay Benaroch Multipurpose Children’s Centre Wing, a safe haven for children living in the shelter.  The Centre was funded by the Tel Aviv Municipality Foundation and Na’amat Canada.


Rhodie Blanshay Benaroch Children's Centre

domestic-2The smallest victims of violence, the children living at the Glickman Centre, now have a place to play - The Rhodie Blanshay Benaroch Children's Activity Centre. This new wing of the shelter houses in it a computer room, a baby nursery, a kindergarten, an audio visual education corner, a library, a learning centre, and an outdoor playground. Rhodie Blanshay Benaroch was a dynamic third generation Na'amat member who made a personal commitment to building a safe and loving environment for the children who needed it the most. While she is no longer with us, Rhodie was the catalyst behind this ground-breaking project and Na'amat Canada has now completed the task, in her memory.