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.



                                   The Women's Center

        Our offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, celebration of Independence Day.  24-hour Crisis Hotline:  800-286-4184 or 609-646-6767.

         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.   

 

 Child Separation and the Trauma That Follows

 

 “Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html).

The separation of child and parent is an extremely traumatizing childhood event; especially when it is done suddenly, and further complicated when there is not a trusting, familiar adult to respond to the aftermath of the separation. Today, thousands of children are being forcefully separated from their parents and placed in detention centers where there are no familiar safe adults to respond to the trauma these children are experiencing. Regardless as to political views, or the events that precipitated the separation, we must acknowledge the damage that is being done to the children who are being caught in the middle of this horrific experience.

For decades, The Women’s Center has been a voice for victims’ rights and for social justice. We have advocated for the equality and basic human rights for all, regardless as to if laws caught up to the injustices that were being done. The traumatization being inflicted upon children forcefully removed from the arms of their parents is an injustice The Women’s Center cannot be silent about. We implore those in power to reflect on the lifelong impact this will have on these innocent children and appeal to the humanity that lives within us all to facilitate a different and more humane way to uphold the government's will.  

  

Breaking News...

People fleeing domestic or gang violence do NOT qualify for asylum in the United States. Domestic violence incidents are chronically under reported or even unreported due to shame, social taboos, and fear of          further abuse. Let's not add anymore reasons...

If you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Violence, please reach out to our confidential hotline  

1-800-286-4184 

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RACE AGAINST HATE  

The Race Against Hate Walk/Run was designed to help others strive for change and end hatred of all kinds that continue to invade our world.  We are walking and running to end hate and promote peace. 

The Women’s Center has been working hard to end discrimination of all kinds and by raising money we can continue to educate ourselves and our communities in order to make a positive change.  

All proceeds will benefit The Women’s Center’s

Dismantling Racism Initiative.

 Date: Saturday, September 8

 Cost: $35 with T-Shirt if registered by August 15

Click here to register! 

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        The Women's Center is grateful to be among the recipients of the                            Ocean City Exchange Club's 32nd Annual Bay & Ocean                               Don Doll Memorial Fishing Tournament, taking place on                                                             Saturday, June 30th.                                                      Over $3,500 in prize money will be awarded. 

  Click Here For All the Details and to Register

SUPPORT THE WOMEN'S CENTER'S KITCHEN RENOVATION EFFORTS!

The Women's Center's confidential domestic violence shelter, which is in an undisclosed location, has been a safe haven for victims of domestic violence for over 40 years.  We are not funded to do the necessary upgrades which could help the women and children in shelter to have a space that is beautiful and conducive to their individual needs. We are seeking to raise $15,000 in order to do a complete Kitchen Renovation. As one of the Directors of the organization, I believe that it will make a difference in how the clients feel about being in space that they were forced into due to being abused by their partner. 

Help us create a positive, welcoming environment for our client families. Click here to support!
 
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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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Video - Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention

Make a Difference...Become a TWC Volunteer!

 
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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.

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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!  

        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.

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

 

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 throughout 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 

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