Bat Melech currently operates 2 shelters for battered women from the religious / ultra-Orthodox communities. The shelters are located in Jerusalem and the second in the center of the country. The shelters are intended for women from all over the country. The shelters can accommodate up to 24 women with their children. The shelter allows women and their children, in addition to physical protection in times of danger, a one-time opportunity to realize their full range of legal, social and psychological rights while in the country. Women are also given the opportunity to develop skills for future independence while being sensitive to the religious needs of women and their children. The women live in the shelter for an average of six months. Women turn to the shelters themselves or are referred by family, friends, welfare offices, hospitals, police, city and neighborhood rabbis, and all the other organizations that provide assistance or advice to women.