Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse happens every day in Broward County.

Break the silence. Heal the victims. Raise your voice.

Domestic Abuse Program

At Goodman JFS we work directly with many of Broward County’s domestic abuse survivors, ensuring their immediate physical, financial and emotional needs are met. We provide ongoing individual and group counseling to survivors as well as case management, mentorship and guidance. GJFS provides over $17,000 of food assistance to recent and past survivors of domestic abuse. Our program has assisted survivors in relocating to safe environments, changing locks, and providing educational opportunities to help a survivor become self-sufficient.

Additionally, we sponsor KOLOT (Hebrew for “voices,”) a community outreach program that raises awareness and helps children and adults build healthy relationships.

Your contribution to the Goodman JFS Domestic Abuse Program makes it possible to provide the wide array of services offered to survivors of domestic abuse at little or no cost to the survivor, and the ability to provide emergency support to some of our most vulnerable neighbors during a devastating and desperate time in their lives.

Whatever the need, we are committed to aiding our neighbors suffering the physical and emotional wounds of domestic abuse while working to make our community safer for all families.

Your generous support will help us:


If you – or someone you know – is being abused, speak up.

We are here to help – 954-370-2140

You are not alone.

Domestic Abuse Awareness and Education


is an interactive presentation for children ages 5 and older, designed to help youngsters understand the benefits of treating one another with respect and the consequences of treating one another negatively. This presentation also teaches children numerous techniques on how to regulate their emotions in order to prevent bullying.

Healthy Relationships

is a psychoeducational presentation designed for adults to help them gain understanding of the physical, psychological, and societal impacts of domestic abuse. This presentation helps attendees become more aware of the dangers of unhealthy and potentially abusive relationships.

Just Got a Boyfriend/Girlfriend What Now?

is a psychoeducational presentation designed to help teens understand the warning signs of unhealthy and potentially dangerous romantic relationships as they begin navigating the dating realm. This presentation specifically addresses teen dating violence, as well as techniques on how to develop healthy relationships.

Self-Esteem Re-Imagined

is an interactive presentation in which attendees are confronted with their own self-image and collaborate with one another in establishing a new self-image. Attendees are also given techniques to assist them in developing new thought patterns, including self-talk and reframing techniques.

Communication 101

is a presentation that discusses ways to establish healthy communication patterns within relationships. Attendees also learn ways to “fight fair” and how to walk away from an unhealthy communication pattern.


KOLOT, the Hebrew word for “voices,” was created in 1999 as a coalition of caring individuals and community agencies dedicated to ending domestic abuse through community outreach, education and public awareness.

KOLOT offers community workshops for youth, addressing topics such as bullying, healthy relationships, date abuse, self-esteem, and communication.

We can, upon request, create workshops geared specifically to middle school, high school and college-age students as well as for any community or religious group.

The mission of KOLOT is to educate individuals, families and community groups about the different ways they can help to prevent domestic abuse, as well as offer assistance to someone they know who may be in an abusive relationship.

For more information, please call 954-370-2140.

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Upcoming Events
Jan 27

Breaking the Silence Luncheon

01/27/2019 10:00AM Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317 View Event
Feb 5

Graceful Aging Circle Discussion Group

02/05/2019 2:30PM-3:30PM Young Israel Chabad of Century Village - 13600 SW 10th Street • Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 View Event
Feb 6

Peace of Mind Group Tamarac

02/06/2019 10:00am - 11:00am | Cost: FREE Tamarac Community Center | 8601 W Commercial Blvd | Tamarac, FL 33351 View Event

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