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If you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse, SHALVA can help. Find the right option for you here, or get in touch.

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Crisis Line

Our Help/Crisis line is available for you 24/7.

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SHALVA offers free, individualized, and confidential domestic abuse counseling services to the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community in a culturally-sensitive and caring environment.


First Visit

Connecting with a SHALVA counselor for the first time? Here’s what to expect.

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Help a Friend

Is a friend, colleague, or family member showing signs that they might not be safe in their relationship? Learn how to give them the support they need with our ten minute Upstander Interactive tool.

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Legal Services

Abusers often manipulate the court system to continue their pattern of power and control. Learn how the system works, and what support and resources and available.

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Orthodox Rabbinic Task Force

For community members seeking rabbinic guidance to understand domestic abuse or shalom bayit issues, as well as how to help others in unhealthy relationships.