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October 06, 2017
BENEFITING: SAFE IN HUNTERDON INC
Financial abuse is one of the invisible barriers domestic violence victims experience and is one of the main reasons victims stay with their abusers. SAFE in Hunterdon is participating in the challenge this year for the first time and would like to invite you to join our team and help us eliminate financial abuse in our community!
SAFE in Hunterdon was founded in 1978 as part of a grassroots effort to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. Our agency is part of the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence, NJ Coalistion Against Sexual Assault, and is the designated domestic and sexual violence program for Hunterdon County. Our agency’s mission is to cultivate safety, empowerment and healing in an alliance with the adults, teens and children affected by domestic and sexual violence, while mobilizing the community to promote social changes that will reduce power-based violence, control and oppression.
In order to fulfill our mission and in response to community needs, SAFE in Hunterdon operates a variety of programs that provide a comprehensive continuum of care to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Our services include an emergency shelter for women & children, transitional housing, crisis intervention and goal focused counseling for victims, 24-hour hotline, domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention teams, legal advocacy and representation, community outreach advocacy teams, financial empowerment program, teen and adult counseling services, children’s creative arts therapy program (PALS), a child counseling program, the Learning Lab which offers therapeutic educational assistance to school age children, and community education and prevention activities.
All of these programs address the critical need of helping victims and survivors of violence and abuse within our community heal from their trauma utilizing a strength-based victim-centered empowerment model, so the devastating long-term physical, psychological and financial costs to the individual as well as the community can be minimized. All programs are offered in an inclusive and culturally-sensitive environment to victims of any gender, race, religion, ethnic background, social-economic status or disability.