Bat Melech is the only shelter for religious victims of domestic violence in Israel. Founded in 1995, Bat Melech is Israel’s most comprehensive network of social services for victims of abuse and operates shelters for Jewish women and children who are forced to leave their homes to escape abusive situations.
Bat Melech provides food, shelter, childcare, therapeutic counseling, legal services and transitional aid to women and children who flee from dangerous home situations. Bat Melech operates two shelters, one in central Israel and one in Jerusalem, and provides services to over 1,500 women each year.
Bat Melech not only provides a safe haven for these women and children, but also serves as a crucial stopgap, breaking the cycle of intergenerational violence. Though there are fourteen shelters in Israel, only two of these shelters (founded and operated by Bat Melech) serve the religious community and provide crucial services to this population.
Initiating social change has never been an overnight process, but the support of compassionate individuals enables Bat Melech to continue its life saving mission to help Israeli women and children suffering from domestic abuse to return to lives of dignity, productivity and self-respect. Host a parlor meeting, adopt a family, donate and volunteer today!
Bat Melech is Israel’s most comprehensive network of social services for victims of domestic violence.
Bat Melech works with women of all ages and families addressing domestic violence and family justice spanning the entire spectrum, from economic empowerment to breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence, and from advocacy in the courts to lobbying the government.