Children raised in abusive environments without proper intervention are often so traumatized that they become abusers as adults. Bat Melech not only provides a safe haven for these women and children, but also serves as a crucial stopgap to breaking the cycle of intergenerational violence.
When a woman makes the decision to come to Bat Melech, she is leaving everything familiar to her for the opportunity to give herself and her children a future. Bat Melech eases this transition by providing a warm, supportive and nurturing environment in a Jewish context, where women know that they will find strictly kosher food and a Sabbath-friendly environment.
Though there are fourteen shelters in Israel, only two of these shelters (founded and operated by Bat Melech) serve the religious community and provide these crucial services.
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