As there is increased concern for victims of family violence who are sheltering in place with their abuser, Shalom Task Force’s executive director, Dr. Shoshannah D. Frydman, has been appointed to the Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) COVID-19 Response Group. The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) has convened a COVID-19 response work group to identify challenges in serving survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, coordinate public awareness efforts, and highlight best practices.
“Having worked with victims of domestic violence in New York City for most of my professional career, it is my privilege to be invited to be a part of the ENDGBV COVID-19 Response Group,” Frydman said. “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in the field and city officials and with Councilmember Helen Rosenthal to ensure all victims of domestic violence in New York City are protected and safe during and after the pandemic.”
The group is made up of 20 providers representing multidisciplinary services for survivors across the city. Participants will include providers serving culturally specific populations from community-based organizations. Dr. Frydman is extremely honored to be invited to participate in this response group.
Shalom Task Force remains on the forefront of the Jewish community’s response to domestic violence. Since the COVID-19 crisis started, all Shalom Task Force services remain available to those in need. The confidential anonymous hotline is available at 718-337-3700 or 888-883-2323 (Toll Free).
Sarah’s Voice, Shalom Task Force’s Legal department is now offering email and text options for victims to safely reach out at email@example.com or call/text 347-592-2124.
Visit the COVID website for more information and resources at ShalomTaskForce.org/covid-19-resources.