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Financial Independence - for Women Victims of Violence
Women's Spirit, an Israeli Amuta, offers women victims of violence - physical, sexual, mental and economic violence - the tools and support with which to become financially independent. We believe that in order for women to take control of their own lives, they must be able to financially support themselves and their children.
Women victims of violence from all sectors of Israeli society who, in their effort to change their lives, are facing poverty, unstable employment, dependence on welfare, social isolation and a strong sense of failure.
Provide women victims of violence tools, guidance and support with which to become financially independent;
Involve the local community and businesses in the program through volunteering and by raising awareness to the needs of these women;
Create social networks by women for women, which emphasize solidarity, sharing of knowledge and both financial and personal growth.
Problem to be addressed:
Over 200,000 women in Israel are targets of violence. While different programs respond to the women's immediate crisis, there are no programs in Israel that prepare them for the challenges of creating an independent life. Many of the women, as they attempt to change their situation, find that they are on their own, unable to secure stable income, let alone develop satisfying career paths. Many women thus believe that their only choice is one between unstable minimum wages, dependence on welfare or returning to the home they left behind.
Developed by our professional staff, the program is structured to provide each woman with her own individual program, suited to her unique circumstances and needs.
Creating an individual occupational program - for each woman that identifies her short-term and long-term goals, and the steps to realizing them;
A variety of activities - which each woman will join according to her occupational plan. Activities include:
Occupational assessment by an occupational psychologist;
Economic empowerment group workshop;
Individual coaching that focuses on financial independence;
Lectures and a networking/sharing club for women;
Skill development - CV writing, computer skills, body image and more.
We believe in the strength of community, and much of our work is carried out by volunteers of different professional backgrounds, who offer professional training and support.
Women's Spirit is a registered Amuta no.580474658, since March 2007
Contact Us: Yigal Alon 30, Tel Aviv 67895, Israel
Phone: 072-250 7770; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org