In 1992, a pediatrician in New York approached several members of the community to discuss a problem he was seeing repeatedly in his practice: Jewish women and children with bruises – the victims of domestic abuse. Alarmed by what they saw, a small group of concerned women came together in an effort to begin addressing this uncomfortable and neglected problem.
The seed was planted for what has grown into a dynamic national organization - an agency whose aims are to help individuals and families struggling with troubled relationships at home, to sensitize our communities so that anybody can feel less ashamed to ask for help, to offer professional guidance and pointers to community leaders who may be approached for advice by someone in a complex and possibly dangerous situation and to provide preventative education and programing to young adults and community members.
Shalom Task Force is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. Our funding comes from grants and individual donations. Support of this vital effort would be a meaningful way to memorialize or honor a loved one.
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