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CROWDRISE : May 07, 2014
Tax ID: 22-1501370
BASED: Jersey City, NJ, United States


Empowering Women

WomenRising is the foremost community-based organization for women in Hudson County. Governed and managed by women, WomenRising assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, fulfilling and productive lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services.

WomenRising provides an array of social service and workforce development programs for over 11,000 individuals annually.  There are 4 different departments within the organization: Project Home; Youth and Family Services, Domestic Violence and Community Economic Development.

As the state designated provider of Domestic Violence Services, WomenRising operates the only domestic violence shelter in Hudson County, as well as a 24-hour hotline and provides counseling for women and children; training for police departments and volunteers; information sessions for schools and civic groups and court advocacy.

Project Home is a 12-month transitional housing program for women (with children) affected by substance abuse and trauma.

Youth and Family Services provides and array of family services including counseling for families and individuals; crisis intervention/management; supervised visitation for children placed outside the home; family reunification; child and youth development and parenting training.

The Community and Economic Development program provides a number of job readiness and training programs including Strong Foundations, Project Career Path and Community Partnership in Hotel Employment. They also run a Job Bank and Resource Center which offers assistance to job seekers.

The major objective of WR’s programs is to empower women for self-sufficiency and help them live safe, productive and fulfilling lives.  Staff work with individual clients to help them advocate for themselves; form positive family relationships; build strong linkages to support systems; and gain the work readiness and job readiness skills they need to be able to secure employment and be self-sufficient.

Tax ID: 22-1501370 •




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