STF has been serving victims of domestic violence in the Jewish community for almost thirty years. STF is excited and proud to expand its work and partner with the Queens Family Justice Center (QFJC)! At the QFJC, survivors of domestic and gender-based violence and their children can connect to organizations that provide case management, housing and benefits assistance, economic empowerment, counseling, civil, and criminal legal assistance. Bringing together professionals from all areas creates a collaborative approach making it easier for survivors to get help from wherever they need it and provide ‘one-stop’ services and support to survivors. All are welcome regardless of language, income, gender identity, or immigration status.
Together with other civil legal service agencies, STF will offer remote civil legal services on divorce, custody/visitation, and child and spousal support twice monthly at the QFJC. An experienced attorney will be available to give counsel and advice, brief services and full representation for qualified survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.
Shalom Task Force’s Legal Department provides free, confidential legal services to victim-survivors of domestic and dating abuse, specializing in the Jewish community. Sarah’s Voice empowers victim-survivors through comprehensive, culturally responsive, compassionate and effective legal assistance. They provide ongoing case assistance, extensive safety planning and referrals for social services, mental health, public benefits, tax support, housing and immigration. Attorneys also assist clients through the Beit Din Jewish court system. Partnership with the QFJC allows STF to expand its reach to the Jewish community in Queens.
STF is grateful to its Queens-based elected officials for their ongoing support that makes STF’s services possible including: AM Stacey Pfeffer Amato, AM Daniel Rosenthal, AM Nily Rozic, AM Andrew Hevesi, AM Weprin, Senator Addabbo, Senator Savisky, Councilmember Gennaro.