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.


Dismantling Racism and Cultural Competency Initiatives

Our 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 the community.

Our commitment statement is "Our Diversity is Our Strength."

The Women's Center is committed to providing equal treatment to our diverse community with a fully integrated and education staff.  If the diversity of our staff creates a difficulty for you we can refer you to another agency.

Dismantling Racism Team

The Dismantling Racism Team is made up of four staff members, including CEO Claudia Ratzlaff, who were trained in the Dismantling Racism model through the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women (NJCBW).  This team helps to be the steering committee for the other parts of the Cultural Competency Initiative.

The Caucuses

The Caucuses are made up of two groups -- The White Women's Caucus and The Women of Color Caucus.  The focus of The Caucuses is to dialogue and implement strategies of change within the organization.  The Caucuses initially meet together, break into the separate caucuses to dialogue about their experiences in the workplace and the community, and then reform as the larger caucuses to develop strategies. The Caucuses help to keep the staff involved accountable to the process and to create a forum for safe dialogue about racism and white privilege.

Training Team

The Women's Center is available to provide customized training for organizations, government partners, or nonprofit agencies interested in doing Cultural Competency and Dismantling Racism Initiatives.  For additional information about our training opportunities, please contact us at 609-601-9925 ext. 214


     The Women's Center recently performed "Things I Remember: A Dialogue on Racism in the US" on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey . 
 If you are interested in bringing this to your community, school or faith organization, please contact Tamu King-Lewis at
Under the Cultural Competency Initiative

Cultural Competency Committee

The CCC facilitates internal events to the Agency staff  that are fun and informative.  The main focus is to build capacity of knowledge and information regarding Social Justice through an easily accessible point.  Some past events include Women's Equality Day Jeopardy, Civil Rights History Celebration, the Black History Month Party and includes information on the monthly training and events calendar


"Things I Remember:  A Conversation on Racism in the US" Performance

June 30, 2014

 Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church


More Information

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

TTY:  1-800-787-3224


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