Emergency Support Line
08-6421313 or 1202
Anonymity respected, Skilled volunteers 24/7
The service is provided 24/7 in eight different languages.
Support Education

About

A word from the CEO -
Liza Nikolaichuk

22 years ago I approached Maslan for advice to help a client of mine who had been sexually abused by her stepfather. Immediately impressed with the service, I signed on to become a volunteer. Several years later I was selected to lead the organization. In the 33 years since its establishment Maslan has focused its activities in three major areas:

As CEO of Maslan, I’m asking everybody to take responsibility and recognize that this is a struggle that we all need to take part in. We have to stop blaming the victims and legitimizing violence, and serve as a personal example to our children by teaching them to respect others and contribute to society.

I ask you to spread our message to your community. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or domestic violence, you are not alone! Ask for help! We are here for you 24/7, providing assistance in eight languages – 1202 or 08-6421313.

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History

History

The idea of opening an aid center for abused women in the Negev – the south of Israel was first founded by a group of pioneer women who ran the organization independently in Beer Sheva. The Maslan organization was opened in 1988 by a group of activists with feminist ideals and led by a social worker named Ofira Levi. During that year Maslan opened its first course for volunteers which was followed with the opening of its first hotline for violently and sexually abused women. The organization’s women ran the hotline in the mornings only, from Gershoni Street in the old city. Two years later the volunteers started workshops in the community dealing with family violence and other topics of that nature. In year 1993 the administration board decided to open a shelter for violently abused women and worked less with sexual abuse. Women also received legal aid and assistance during police interrogation.

In 1996 the center moved to Bet neighborhood and in 1999 the Pratt Foundation helped Maslan buy a permanent home and center. During those years the organization went through many important changes, one being the appointment of Liza Nicholichuk, volunteer and member of the board, as manager of the organization and the introduction of new reforms including a team of experienced professionals. During this time Maslan focused on recruiting professionals, also broadening its education and providing accessibility to different communities.

In the year 2005 a decision was made to separate Maslan from the shelter, this step strengthened work dealing with sexual violence. In 2006, because of lack of aid in the south of Israel, a treatment unit was founded.

In 2008 and until today Maslan deals with three fundamental areas, legal aid and assistance, therapy and emotional assistance and education to the general public.

Our Vision

Our Vision

  • Providing assistance and support to victims of sexual and domestic violence and their families.
  • Reducing the levels of violence in Israeli society by educational activities, prevention and public information.
  • Reducing gender-based violence in Israel and improving the overall status of women and girls of all ages in Israel.

Our Staff

Administration Board

Erica Laub
Erica Laub
Chair of the Board
Sarah Altchuler
Sarah Altchuler
Board Member
Danni Hen
Danni Hen
Board Member
Norit Drori
Norit Drori
Board Member
Ronit Shafrir
Ronit Shafrir
Board Member
Hagit Rahamim
Hagit Rahamim
Board Member
Keren Uzan
Keren Uzan
Board Member

Audit Committee

Lizet Shufen
Lizet Shufen
Chair of the Committee
Gabi Golan
Gabi Golan
Member of the Committee

CEO

Liza Nikolaichuk
Liza Nikolaichuk
CEO
052-6216007 liza@maslan.org.il

Administration

Adi Shimoni
Adi Shimoni
AdministrativeCoordinator
052-6216012 office@maslan.org.il
Noam Shmallo
Noam Shmallo
Resource Development Coordinator
050-2391001 resource@maslan.org.il
Carmel Shiri
Carmel Shiri
Driver
Shosh Lava
Shosh Lava
Social Store Manager

Assistance Department

Maayan Sharvit (M.A)
Maayan Sharvit (M.A)
Assistance Coordinator
052-6216008 siyua@maslan.org.il
Dina Shapyro (B.S.W)
Dina Shapyro (B.S.W)
Immigrants Coordinator
052-6216022 olim@maslan.org.il
Marina Shtroymish (B.S.W)
Marina Shtroymish (B.S.W)
Volunteers Coordinator
052-6216044 mitnadvot@maslan.org.il
Lawyer Yarra Ben Aliza Refael
Lawyer Yarra Ben Aliza Refael
Legal Aid Coordinator – Sexual Violence
052-6216010 livuy@maslan.org.il
Lawyer Sivan Maimon Smolianski
Lawyer Sivan Maimon Smolianski
Legal Aid Coordinator – Domestic Violence
052-6216009 yeutz@maslan.org.il
Edna Yaffe (B.S.W)
Edna Yaffe (B.S.W)
Coordinator - Treatment, Rehabilitation and Prevention for women in toxic relationships
yahasim@maslan.org.il

Eduction Department

Ilana Ben-Gigi
Ilana Ben-Gigi
Education Department Manager
052-6216023 hadracha@maslan.org.il
Lior Bachar (B.S.W)
Lior Bachar (B.S.W)
Coordinator: Afterschool and Enrichment Programs
eduk@maslan.org.il
Shuli Roth
Shuli Roth
Coordinator: Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Workplaces
eduh@maslan.org.il
Michal Shamir
Michal Shamir
Coordinator: Parents and Professionals Outreach
edue@maslan.org.il
Amit Katabi
Amit Katabi
Coordinator: Afterschool and Enrichment Programs
Tamar Bianco
Tamar Bianco
Logoistic Coordinator
log@maslan.org.il

Transparency and Accountability

Financial Report Governance (Nihul Takin) 46A Israel Form