Project DVORA

Domestic Violence Outreach, Response & Advocacy

Project DVORA (206) 861-3159

Project DVORA strives to create the conditions in the Jewish community to support loving, safe, and respectful relationships; and to build the capacity in the community to respond to intimate partner violence. Our services include:

Advocacy-Based Counseling

  • One-on-one sessions focused on safety planning and empowerment. Our goal is to reinforce autonomy and self-determination.
  • Assistance and education in navigating systems, including:
    • Legal (protection orders and family law, including parenting plans and divorce)
    • Housing
    • Financial
    • Public Benefits
    • Mental Health
  • Client-centered flexible financial assistance to help remove barriers to safety.
  • Work with rabbis and communities to remove barriers to spiritual safety.

Resilience-Building Groups for Individuals and Families

Opportunities for social support, as well as cultivating a sense of meaning, purpose and control. We offer groups one at a time, each lasting for several weeks and focusing on a specific theme.  We determine group themes based on current client interest. Our offerings may include:

  • Family Group that teaches resilience and strengthens relationships
  • Mother/Daughter
  • Creativity & Healing (Art, Writing, Theater)
  • “Speaking & Writing for Change,” a social action group
  • Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Yoga for Resilience & Compassion

 Gender-Based Violence Prevention Education

We offer educational opportunities to:

  • Jewish schools
  • Youth programs
  • Trainings for professionals and community members
  • Case-specific consultation with rabbis, friends, teachers, community leaders and families

Project DVORA (206) 861-3159

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Other Emergency Numbers

  • 24-Hour Seattle Domestic Violence Helpline
    (New Beginnings)  (206) 522-9472
  • King County Crisis Clinic  (206) 461-3222
  • 24-Hour Nationwide Helpline  (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

Upcoming Events

Food Drive & Food Sort

September 9, 2018

National Refugee Shabbat

October 19, 2018

Mindful Movement Therapy Workshop

August 15, 2018

Farm Gleaning

August 17, 2018

Unpacking Inherited Trauma With Merissa Gerson

August 18, 2018