To support women who are refugees from Syria and Iraq by providing food handling training in Arabic for 20, and certification for 10 refugee women who are part of the Syrian Supper Club.
To provide supplemental feminine hygiene products to the female clients of the agency’s social service programs.
To offer a “Girls’ Night Out” jam session for at least 40 young women at the Jazz House followed by a socialization event to encourage them to build a social network of other young female jazz musicians and to interact and network with their musical peers.
To strengthen the resources of New Jersey's 21 county-based rape crisis centers, and elevate the voices of survivors by working with policymakers and coordinating with stakeholders to shape statewide discourse on the topic of sexual violence.
To engage a certified staff social worker to provide group therapy sessions to women who are part of the organization’s Women Empowerment Initiative that helps them confront the psychological and attitudinal barriers preventing them from completing their degree.
This program is designed to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated mothers and their daughters, helping them to develop stronger relationships as they bond around joint participation in a range of gardening, nutrition, and fitness activities.
CHiCA Power teaches young women to play jazz and empowers them through unique mentoring and peer-to-peer engagement. Beyond instrument training sessions and performances that enhance students’ music skills, the program helps students develop life skills including creativity, leadership, and flexibility, which are essential elements of jazz.
JESPY House’s project, which comprises group training, individual job development and coaching, hands-on job sampling experiences, informational interviews and performance reviews, and networking and mentorship opportunities, will help women with developmental disabilities gain not only the practical knowledge and skills to be competitive in the workforce, but also the confidence, social skills, and coping mechanisms to retain stable and fulfilling employment.
To address the devastating impacts of interpersonal violence, Sanar has developed, piloted, and evaluated a trauma recovery program that incorporates evidence-based services that reduce the impact of trauma and increase resiliency. With JWF funding, Sanar will expand its evidence-based services for women and girls who are survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence.
This renewal grant will provide representation to survivors of human trafficking who are struggling to rebuild their lives because of arrests and convictions that occurred during their trafficking. During the second year, VLJ will also work on statewide advocacy initiatives to benefit trafficking victims and will conduct a two-day training session for attorneys on additional legal issues relevant to trafficking.