The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey awarded seven large grants totaling $151,640 to NJ agencies working to sustain, educate and transform the lives of women and girls. The agencies and innovative programs receiving grants include:
College of American Pathologists Foundation, Newark, See, Test & Treat ($12,640): Preventative screening for individuals who face barriers to traditional screening programs.
Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Hillside, Community Food Bank Period Initiative ($30,000): A program providing monthly period supplies to girls and women in need.
ECLC Foundation, Chatham, Addressing the Sexuality and Vulnerability of Women with Developmental Disabilities ($9,000): Programs that lessen the vulnerability of women with developmental disabilities and help them make informed decisions about their sexual health.
Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark, Breaking the Cycle ($30,000): A program that educates girls 10-14 on healthy relationships and making positive choices to help break the cycle of abuse.
Music for All Seasons, Scotch Plains, Voices of Valor ($30,000): A program focused on specific issues affecting women veterans.
Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, Paterson, Oasis Works ($20,000): Provides impoverished women with the employability skills and training to move into the workforce.
Partners for Women and Justice, Bloomfield, Pre-Trial Safety and Child Support ($20,000): Advocates for domestic violence victims by creating a more risk-informed approach with courts and establishing equitable child support for victims