The mission of The Women's Center is to empower individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emothional well being, indivudual freedom and economic equality.

THE MISSION OF THE WOMEN'S CENTER IS TO EMPOWER WOMEN BY WORKING TO SECURE THEIR PHYSICAL SAFETY, EMOTIONAL WELL BEING, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY.



IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

On November 13, 2017, Governor Christie signed S3209/A2061 into law, which elevates the act of strangulation in domestic violence cases to aggravated assault. We now join approximately 38 other states who have passed similar legislation to strengthen our response to domestic violence and offender accountability.
To review a copy of the legislation you can click on the link below:

https://legiscan.com/NJ/text/S3209/2016

The Women's Center's Response to the San Antonio Mass Shooting

It is with heartfelt sadness, The Women’s Center extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends and community impacted by the mass shooting in San Antonio, Texas. While there is no way to make sense of this tragic violence, we would be remiss if we did not emphasize the correlation between domestic violence and mass shootings.

According to a study done by Everytown for Gun Safety, 54% of mass shootings were committed by perpetrators of domestic violence. This startling statistic raises up flags of concern regarding how easily accessible firearms continue to be to those who have a history of committing domestic violence. Though there may not be a specific characteristic we can look for to predict a person’s capability to commit acts of mass violence, we must acknowledge that individuals who commit crimes of interpersonal violence must be held to stricter legislative laws, and such laws must be enforced. Failure to do so not only heightens the risk to the perpetrator’s intended victim and family, but to our larger community.

The media has reported that the individual who carried out the crime in the San Antonio shooting had a history of domestic violence and child abuse charges. According to reports, these crimes were not properly reported and as a result he was able to legally purchase the weapon he used to kill 26 innocent people and injuring dozens more. This alleged failure to report his crimes to the federal government, which would have prevented him from being permitted to purchase his weapon, is a symptom of the blind eye society too often turns to interpersonal violence.

The Women’s Center implores all members of our community to recognize domestic violence as the volatile crime that it is and to no longer frame it as a “family matter”. Domestic violence knows no boundaries and can happen in any community, in any family, in any setting. We invite anyone who would like to learn more about domestic violence, or about the free and confidential services we provide to those impacted by domestic violence, to contact our 24-hour hotline. A trained counselor is available to answer your questions and provide you with the information you may need to seek safety for yourself, or for someone you know.

The Women's Center Where Diversity Is Our Strength

The Women’s Center is committed to providing equal treatment to our diverse community with a fully integrated and educated staff.  Diversity is our strength and we celebrate it by helping individuals of all ages, races, nationalities, religions, physical abilities and sexual orientations. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects multiple traditions, heritages, and experiences. Our goal is to eliminate discrimination by becoming change agents   in the workplace and in the community.  

In light of the many allegations that have been brought forward against movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, it has not gone unnoticed the extensive victim-blaming that has been shared by many. 

As members of NJCASA, The Women's Center echoes the words written here and we work to provide a save harbor  for all marginalized populations in our nation and around the world.   

Join The Women’s Center for the annual ‘Spring Fling' Luncheon on Thursday, April 27,  2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ. 
This year’s ‘Spring Fling’ highlights The Women’s Center’s 42 years of support and service to individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality.

The ‘Spring Fling’ will feature a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffles and more! 

$65 per ticket
Join The Women’s Center for the annual ‘Spring Fling' Luncheon on Thursday, April 27,  2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ. 
This year’s ‘Spring Fling’ highlights The Women’s Center’s 42 years of support and service to individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality.

The ‘Spring Fling’ will feature a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffles and more! 

$65 per tickeables of 10 — $600 

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NEW TEXT HOTLINE for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals...please share!

 

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GREAT NEWS FROM THE HOME TO WORK PROGRAM...

Funds may be available to help you get the training you need to change your career.  Some options include short-term training for high demand careers such as:  Administrative Professional, CDL Driver, Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant...or bring us a program of your choice.  This assistance is available to Displaced Homemakers:  Women who are widowed, divorced, separated, displaced by domestic violence, or their spouse or partner is in the military.  For additional information, contact the Home To Work Program at 609.601.9925 ext. 1014.

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HOME TO WORK PROGRAM  

Providing free and confidential services to Displaced Homemakers

Displaced homemakers are women who have lost their primary income due to divorce, separation, the death or disability of a spouse or partner, or have been displaced due to domestic violence, and now find themselves as the primary source of household income, having to return to work.         

The Women’s Center’s "Home to Work Program" offers the following free and confidential services: 

Resume and Cover Letters     Computer Training    Job Search Assistance Social Services Referrals    Interview Practice     Career Counseling   Professional Clothing Closet     Job Club...and more!  

Upcoming computer training classes, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Beyond the Introduction, are listed on our training and events calendar.  Click on the "training and events" link at the top of this page for registration information.

        To find out more about the Home to Work Program and Job Club,            call us at 609.601.9925 ext. 1014

This is a Displaced Homemaker Service 

  Donations 

HOME TO WORK PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING CLOSET

Our thrift store closed in 2015, so we are no longer able to accept "drop offs" or the types of general items meant for the thrift store.  We are grateful for donations and are able to accept them by appointment, as specified below.      

                            In all sizes, we accept new or gently used,                          interview-appropriate and professional clothing including:       Matching Suits     Separates     Handbags     Shoes     Outerwear

All donated items should be in season, in style and in great condition.  In order to present our clients with clothing that is ready to wear, we ask that all items be clean, pressed and on hangers; please...not in bags or boxes.                         For more information and to schedule a drop-off                 please call 609.601.9925 ext. 1001

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              To find out about specific items currently needed for our                          protective residential shelter, please call our Shelter Manager at                609.601.9925 ext. 1010.

Dreamcatcher... 

 

If you or someone you know is a victim/survivor of human trafficking and would like to learn about the free support services available through out New Jersey, please call our 24 hour confidential hotline to speak with a counselor: 1-800-286-4184

To learn more about Human Trafficking and the Dream Catcher program, please click here 

Make a Difference...Become a TWC Volunteer!

 
 
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DOMESTIC ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT ARE

CRIMES OF VIOLENCE!

Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.Help change the facts.  Speak up, speak out, and make a difference for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST PREP
Do you need support in preparing to take the new High School Equivalency Test - TASC?  The Women's Center has a free program which is designed for adults who need some instructional support to prepare in reading,  writing, science, social studies and mathematics before taking the HSE Test.  Prerequisite:  TABE
 
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  GET THE FATHERING SKILLS YOU NEED
 
24:7 DAD PROGRAM
 
 The Fathers' Care Network, a program designed to assist Dads
in strengthening their role in the lives of their children,
announces the...24:7 Dad Program.

The 24:7 Dad Program is a 12 week curriculum facilitated in a group setting designed to improve the well-being of children through involved, responsible, and committed parenting.

All program services are free! For more information, or to sign up, please contact: 609-601-9925 ext. 222.

More Information


U.S. National Hotline:  1-800-799-7233

TTY:  1-800-787-3224

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Our Mission

Empowering individuals and famililes by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality.

Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

Works to reduce the physical, psychological and emotional trauma and recurrence of domestic violence, sexual assault and incest experienced by victims and their families. All VIP services are provided at no cost, excluding the Alternatives To Violence program, which incurs a small cost.

 

Peace: A Learned Solution (PALS)

Peace: A Learned Solution is a therapeutic program for children and their families who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.

 

Home to Work

The Home To Work (HTW) program is desigend to provide displaced homemakers with employment support tools such as resume and cover letter writing, job search assistance, and social services referrals, to better enable them to compte in the workplace more effectively.


Fathers Ending Abuse

Fathers Ending Abuse is a program designed to improve the well-being of children through involved, responsible, and committed parenting.

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher is a holistic program addressing all forms of human trafficking. Dream Catcher services are provided on a state-wide level.

 

Grow NJ Kids South Region Technical Assistance Center

Grow NJ Kids South Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is a program dedicated to supporting early childhood education centers enrolled in Grow NJ Kids quality ratings initiative. Our TAC will provide each center with a Technical Assistance Specialist to support them in reaching their quality improvement goals and prepare for assessment by a trained rater.

 More Information about Childcare Options in New Jersey

El Cuidado Infantil En New Jersey

 This agency is funded in part by:

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development