Senator Todd Kaminsky, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi announced that they secured $175,000 for Shalom Task Force in this year’s state budget.

“Shalom Task Force does critical work to protect those who suffer from domestic abuse in our community,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky. “It was my pleasure to have advocated for them and secured $175,000 for this vital organization. I am confident that these funds will benefit the men and women who need help the most.”

“We are so appreciative of the incredible support for Shalom Task Force championed by Senator Kaminsky, Assemblyman Hevesi, and Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato in Albany,” said Shoshana Frydman, Executive Director of Shalom Task Force. “With this funding, we will be able to help more victims of domestic violence and create a safe community.”

“I am incredibly proud that $1,750,000 was included in this year’s state budget for the Shalom Task Force, and I would like to thank Senator Kaminsky for leading on this issue in the Senate. The Shalom Task Force’s mission is to end domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families in the Jewish community. They provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence, including a confidential hotline, legal assistance, and counseling, as well as education and trainings around prevention and promoting healthy relationships,” said Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi.

“Shalom Task Force provides vital services to help victims who have endured all forms of abuse and are at the forefront of education prevention efforts, and programs promoting healthy, stable marriages while also being mindful of cultural sensitivities,” said Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato. “I am proud to have supported them in the NYS Budget. I look forward to working in partnership with the Shalom Task Force as they continue to provide supportive services for our women, children, and families”

Shalom Task Force provides support to victims of domestic violence, including financial assistance, counseling referrals, and other services. The Task Force also spearheads a bevy of educational programs to promote peaceful familial relationships.