Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our $450,000 goal and raised over $557,000!
If we exceed our goals for a project commitment, due to donor generosity, we reserve the right to reallocate the additional funds raised to other funding commitments in Israel or Canada.
Did you know that in Canada one woman is killed in a violent act every 48 hours? The spike in domestic violence that began during the pandemic is not diminishing and instead continues to increase. In Canada, it has increased by 27% since 2019.
In Israel, the situation is just as critical: in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20,140 domestic violence complaints were lodged with police, an increase of 12% from the previous year, and in 2022, the rate of femicide in Israel increased by 50%. In fact, 17 women have been murdered in the first six months of this year.
Your support is critical.
Due to the difficulties of navigating the legal system and managing both the financial and emotional strain of being a victim of domestic abuse, Franny’s Fund was created to provide help for parents and families in need of an urgent response, who are unable to access critical services. CHW’s goal is to make Franny’s Fund accessible through centres in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Calgary. In partnership with Franny’s Fund, administered through the Canadian justice system, at-risk women and children across the country will have access to the necessary support for legal counsel or therapeutic counselling services.
Learn more in the below video or by clicking on the button:
Safety Net Program: Women leaving a WIZO shelter with their children require a helping hand to safely rejoin the community. They face extreme emotional, legal, and social challenges. Safety Net has nearly a 100% success rate to break the cycle of violence and prevent victims from re-entering an abusive relationship. The program assists with social and personal support, helping to provide and care for the victims’ greatest needs.
Children are cared for while their mothers receive hands-on tools to rebuild their lives.
Families attend structured weekly support meetings tailored for women alongside fun activities for children.
Dedicated and committed volunteers, trained and supported by WIZO staff in Israel and CHW.
Essentials Kits: Kits are provided for women leaving a WIZO shelter. The Kit provides basic necessities like small appliances, clothing, school supplies, linens, kitchen utensils and other household items needed to maintain a decent home. The Kits are tailored to the specific needs of each family, to help them start fresh in a new home.
Respite Camp Program: To support the continued economic independence of at-risk women, CHW is funding summer and holiday day camps to provide children with fun, safe supervision so that women can continue working while their children are cared for. As well, CHW provides a 10-day overnight summer camp experience for at-risk youth from WIZO youth villages.
Michal Sela Forum offers an innovative program, The Michal Sela Canines, which provides women under high-risk threat of intimate partner violence with life-saving protection dogs. The dog is given to the woman for life, and he lives with her as a family member 24/7. The dog is a life-saving gift that gives the woman quality of life, and physical and emotional security. This is an innovative project and the first of its kind in Israel.
Victims can get their life back on track with a new sense of security. This is a highly impactful program that saves lives and costs a fraction of what it would cost to keep a woman at a domestic abuse shelter for several months. The fund will provide:
By the end of 2023, 12 women and 48 children will be protected by this program.
MSF has also developed the below warning signs, to help women recognize abuse.
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation
Henriette and Leonard White Endowment Fund
The Anna Zaitchick ChapterSimmie AntflickAron AbacasisAnonymous x3Susan BalinskyShelley BaruchTali & Jeff BaumFriends and Family In Honour of Tali Baum’s BirthdayFrances BelzbergJenny BelzbergCarol BerallEleonora BerkuPearl BloomMarnie and Darren BondarSusan and Mitch BrownGloria BurnettCHW Calgary Centre WalkMarion CaplanStephanie CaplanCora R. CohenDiane E. CohenLisa Colt-KotlerClaire ConradGail CooperBev CorberCristall Group Investments Inc.Karen FarkasAnnette FillerJaclyn Fisher FoundationMandy Fleischer Raizi & George FleischmannLynn GillmanBarbara GleibermanHelen GoldbergJanice GoldbergYvonne and Rick GoldbergGayle GoldgutAdele GoldsteinEllen D. GoldsteinRhonda and Stanley GordonJackie F. HamborgerDorothy HansonTammy HittnerSarah HutmanJeffrey KahaneHenry & Berenice Kaufmann FoundationDora KichlerSandi KirschnerEstate of Seda Korsch z”lFrancy Kussner and Arthur YallenLeila R. LaxAlvin and Mona Libin FoundationMarilyn LibinLisa LindenSharon LipmanJeffrey LiptonSandy MartinEvelyne MashaalShanna Mittleman and Todd MandelAnita MorrisJoan MorrisMadelon E. NimanMarlene E. RichardsonMurray RobinsBarb and Jerry RosensteinMolly RossMarilyn RotenbergSheila RotherFlorence RozenBrondell ShapiroSusan ShinoffMyrna SingerJoanna Sinukoff and The Lindy Green Family Charitable FoundationBeverley SiskindDonna SpanerShelley J. SpanerJulie SpiraBarbara SugarAdina TobyTova TrainCHW Vancouver Centre WalkSusan WainbergJudy WinbergSylvia WolynetzRachelle Wolynetz FrankelYonge VisionDana Zinman & Howard LohnerCarole Zucker
CHW empowers women and children by supporting education, healthcare, and social services across Israel and Canada.
We strongly believe that every human being deserves to achieve their full potential, while living in safety and security. For more than 100 years, our support of excellence in education, innovation in research, advancement in healthcare, safeguarding of social services, and investment in our beneficiaries, will create global impact, improve lives, and provide hope.
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