Women’s Crisis Care International (WCCI)

Women’s Crisis Care International (WCCI) provides 24/7 telephone and in-person hospital advocacy for victims of abuse. Women can go to American Mission Hospital and ask for an advocate or call the hotline number: (+973) 3844 7588 for free and confidential support. WCCI is a nonprofit organization and is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It is dedicated to providing care to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. WCCI currently runs education programs and training services for medical staff and the community to develop and implement crisis response programs in hospitals and clinics, as well as office and telephone advocacy. This is done through the help of many passionate people who seek to provide a safe and loving space for women. WCCI aims to provide help and raise awareness to reduce long-term distress of the survivors, and increase the general health and happiness of women. Mary-Justine Todd is the founder of Women’s Crisis Care International, a certified crisis counselor and Hatha Yoga instructor. She has a Master’s Degree in International Public Health, from New York University, as well as a Master’s of Arts in International Studies, from the University of Iowa. Along with these degrees and certifications, she has extensive experience in women’s care in different parts of the world, which has helped her start WCCI in Bahrain.