Help those experiencing domestic violence

Help those experiencing domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims by becoming a Domestic Violence Response Team volunteer with Rachel Coalition and the Safe House. Specially trained DVRT volunteers provide support, information and referrals to victims at police headquarters, and educate victims about their legal rights in obtaining temporary restraining orders. […]

Raising awareness of teen dating violence

Raising awareness of teen dating violence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Woman/Essex were on hand at the Feb. 4 West Orange Township Council meeting as February was remembered as National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month in West Orange. Councilman Jerry Guarino, Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, NCJW member Melinda Udell, Councilwoman Susan McCartney, NCJW members Sharon Falkin and […]

NCJW/Essex takes action to prevent teen dating violence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in three teens in a relationship experiences some form of abuse — physical, sexual, emotional or verbal — from their partner. Individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 have the highest rate of intimate partner violence. More than 10,000 cases of teen relationship abuse are reported to authorities in New […]

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will hold an interactive workshop and community forum on domestic and intimate partner violence on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. All are welcome to this event, which falls during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “In Her Shoes” workshop, presented by the Rachel […]

Rachel Coalition to host Women to Women luncheon

Rachel Coalition to host Women to Women luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rachel Coalition will host its annual Women to Women luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 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 Jan Edgar Langbein, CEO at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. Langbein will address how each […]

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 […]

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