A Local {Hudson County} Charity: Women Rising

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We love highlighting local charities in the area— especially when they help women in need.  That’s why we couldn’t help but share about Women Rising, an amazing local non-profit organization which has been a lifeline to women and families in need of financial assistance and emotional support {due to being victims of domestic violence} for over 100 years. On May 11, 2016 the organization celebrated 111 years of dedicated service to local families in need of a helping hand.  Many families and victims of domestic abuse living in the Hudson County region have found success while using the resources provided by the local organization. Here’s a little more about this wonderful non-profit.

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Although this local charity was founded in 1905, it did not begin addressing community concerns till 1911. Since that time, the Board of Trustees—a group primarily led by women—began to provide women and their families with access to helpful services. Some of the successful programs offered by the organization are the Domestic Violence Program, the Family Advocacy Program (FAP), and Family Support Services (FSS).

The Domestic Violence Program as part of Women Rising has been providing victims of violence—specifically women and children—with direct access to a 24-hour hotline service {available seven days a week}. In addition to the domestic violence hotline which has been in place for over 30 years, the program has continued to offer victims counseling, assistance with legal issues like custody, access to support groups, and a series of other helpful services.

The FAP and FSS are examples of family service programs that equip women and their at-risk children with guidance and social support. For example, the FAP serves families that are in crisis by providing them with counselors who work closely with each family member to enforce improved behavior and communication skills. FSS, on the other hand, is a short-term service that focuses on helping families and individuals create positive goals for the future.  

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Interested in assisting the organization in its effort to better the lives of local women and children? Luckily, local residents can either donate their time or money to the charity’s mission. Donations can be made online, by telephone or they can be mailed over to the organization’s New Jersey location. Residents can also find flexible volunteer opportunities on the charity’s website. Future volunteers can dedicate their time to the charity by filling out a simple online form.

Dedicating your time to this nonprofit will result in better lives for the women and children of Hudson County who are striving to achieve a better life. In 2015, volunteers, counselors and other staff members have successfully helped their clients gain access to jobs, educational opportunities, and affordable housing.

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Although Women Rising has already achieved so much success this past year, the organization continues to work towards reaching new milestones. For example, the charity continues to host events like the upcoming Annual Corporate Breakfast {June 16 — tonight!} and the Celebration of Service Gala {October 26}. Interested in attending an event? The charity has uploaded a calendar onto their website that lists both the location and time of future events. 

If you’d like to gain more information about this wonderful organization or volunteering opportunities, you can visit their website at www.womesrising.org or you can call at (201)-333-5700.

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Originally from Long Island, Noelle is a lover of the beach, NY bagels, and the bustling city that has always been just a short train ride away. When she's not in her hometown, Noelle splits her time between the Bronx, New York City, and Hoboken. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the endless boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants the area has to offer. Noelle is excited to share her passion for beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and food with the HG community!


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