Today, Time Magazine announced their Person of the Year is the “Silence Breakers”. As an organization that has witnessed the strength of thousands of survivors, we commend Time Magazine for recognizing the momentum of those brave survivors who have stood up against sexual violence and have had their voices heard, not just across America, but world-wide! This is a unique and important time in our society where we should take pause and understand the brave path these men and women have taken to give light to the abuses and oppression they have endured. Their journey to finding their voices had not been easy, and as we have seen, it did not happen overnight. But, one by one, they have risen and shared their accounts of violence. They have demonstrated that sexual harassment is a form of sexual violence that cannot be tolerated; that sexual violence is about the abuse of one's power, or perceived power and not the fault of the victim. These collective voices demonstrate just how pervasive sexual violence continues to be in our society. Time Magazine's “Silence Breakers” represent men and women from diverse backgrounds, further demonstrating that sexual violence does not discriminate and can happen in any community, to any gender identity/race/ethnicity, in any socio-economic status, and that no one deserves to stand alone! To learn more about Time Magazine's "Silence Breakers", you can visit http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2017-silence-break…/
The Women's Center offers a 24/7 hotline, staffed by a specially trained counselor, to support those who have been impacted by sexual violence. If you or someone you know would like to seek assistance or more information, please call us at 609-646-6767.
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:
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.
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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
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.
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
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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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.