One in seven women in Israel suffers from domestic abuse. Of the 160,000 Orthodox households in Israel, most women in this sector have no access to social services or rights-based organizations. Bat Melech, an Israeli based non-profit organization, was founded in 1995 to address domestic violence in the Orthodox community. Bat Melech provides a safe haven, emotional support, and legal aid to Orthodox women suffering from physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and spiritual abuse by their husbands in life-threatening situations. Bat Melech is the only organization providing these services to the Orthodox community, now operating two shelters serving hundreds of women and children each year. The shelters operate under the supervision and support of the Ministry of Welfare in Israel.