Community Support & Outreach Services

Domestic Violence Hotline:  Staffed 24/7, this hotline provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, and problem solving.

Counseling and Case Management:  Professionals specializing in domestic violence provide counseling and/or case management to survivors; counseling is available in Spanish and English, through group and individual sessions held in various locations.  Call 908-355-1500.

STEP (Skills, Training and Empowerment Program):  Workforce development program including computer skills, workshops, economic empowerment, career planning/assistance and more.  Call 908-355-1500.

Legal Representation/Court Advocacy:  An attorney specializing in domestic violence provides representation for issues pertaining to family law as well as housing and immigration; in addition, court advocates assist clients in navigating the legal system to secure restraining orders, as well as assisting with court preparation and advocacy.  Call 908-355-1995 ext. 115.

Domestic Violence Response Teams:  Trained volunteers respond to victims at police stations, providing emotional support, safety planning, information about restraining orders and community resources.

Child Protective Services (DCP&P) Liaison:  The agency offers support for families where both child abuse and domestic violence has been identified; support is offered via local offices of DCP&P.

Community and Professional Training and Education: In order to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence and build a community network of prevention and education, presentations are offered throughout the community.  Training is also provided at specified times of the year, and may be provided to groups upon request.