Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, providing services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support as […]

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nyesha K. Allen, 28, of Newark, is currently in police custody for allegedly stabbing and shooting a woman on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.  On Sept. 11 at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Ave., according to a press release […]

Rachel Coalition social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Rachel Coalition social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sabrina Stuart, a licensed clinical social worker with the Rachel Coalition, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service health care organizations. Those who are […]

Attend an empowerment program for domestic violence survivors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 4 p.m., at West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, learn the components and signs — as well as prevention — of domestic violence. Program speakers include survivors Lisa Williams, Kimberly Rowland, Lorraine Ulmer and Melody Braxton. Admission is charged. Light refreshments will be […]

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Columbia High School in Maplewood and Technology […]

Join Rachel Coalition during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WEST ORANGE / LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, has a month of activities […]

Rachel Coalition luncheon draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rachel Coalition Women to Women Luncheon took place April 17 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. Melissa Dohme Hill, a survivor of a brutal attack who is now a domestic violence advocate and speaker, served as the events keynote speaker. More than 150 people came out to hear […]

‘Terrifying Night, Miraculous Recovery’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rachel Coalition will host its annual Women to Women luncheon on Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The luncheon will feature a presentation by Melissa Dohme Hill, who was brutally attacked by her high school ex-boyfriend, […]

Domestic violence detention cases to be handled separately

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Feb. 16 that a pilot program with a single judge handling all detention hearings in domestic violence cases started Feb. 15 in Essex County. Superior Court Judge Ramona Santiago is hearing the cases. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office have […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of eight Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris County, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional […]

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