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September 29, 2016
BENEFITING: A PLACE FOR US ATLANTIC COUNTY WOMENS CENTER
The Women’s Center has been working for the betterment of women and children for over 40 years. Our agency began as the lead domestic and sexual violence support agency in Atlantic County. Our mission is to empower individuals and families by working to secure their physical, safety, emotional well being, individual freedom and economic equality. (www.acwc.org)
In 2014 the DreamCatcher program was introduced and has been working tirelessly throughout the entire state of New Jersey with Human Trafficking Survivors. Our specialized team works 24/7, hand in hand with Law Enforcement providing on scene support for survivors who have been brutally victimized.
Currently, we provide crisis response, system advocacy, intensive care management, crisis counseling and therapeutic services. Protective shelter is offered for adult survivors. However, the children of these heinous crimes do not have a place where they can be engaged by people who specialize in issues dealing with their victimization. Studies show that anywhere from 65 - 80% of trafficked youth came from vulnerable circumstances such as: foster care, homelessness and group homes just to name a few. Many of these children have suffered from severe childhood abuses and require extensive and holistic treatment.
As our agency has always risen to challenges and developed programming that supports the most vulnerable, it is our commitment to build a restorative home where trafficked youth will feel safe, loved, respected and understood. Our experienced team members are passionate about providing the holistic services to meet the needs of these amazing children. Your donation regardless of the amount will help victimized children today and for years to come.