February 20th, the Elizabeth YWCA was organized.
January 21st, the building at 1129-1131 East Jersey Street was opened.
Key Actions/Accomplishments of YWCA Elizabeth
With growing concern about domestic violence in Union County, a Battered Women’s Project was established, which provided shelter for Union County battered women and their children.
Renamed YWCA Eastern Union County.
Elizabeth building underwent a major facelift, transforming the exterior into a modern brick facade with the YWCA’s new national logo proudly etched into the front wall of the building.
Court Advocacy Program established.
Domestic Violence Response Teams created within several local communities in partnership with police and prosecutor’s office. Program renamed Crisis Response Teams in 2015.
2001 – 2014
Programs and services gradually added
Renamed YWCA Union County to more clearly represent our service area.
Opened Union County’s first Family Justice Center in partnership with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.