We provide free, confidential support for adults and children who are affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Salem County Women's Services remains dedicated to providing services to survivors and their children. To that end, we are temporarily changing the way we deliver some services in order to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. As always, our shelter remains open for anyone in need of immediate safety. However, all counseling and outreach appointments will be conducted via telehealth until the crisis of COVID-19 passes. Our legal advocacy and crisis response volunteers will also respond remotely.
We are open for business and ready to help. If you are in need of shelter, or would like counseling for you or your children, do not hesitate to call our hotline at 856-935-6655 for access to services.
Support group is every Wednesday from 6-7 pm. Childcare is provided! Call our hotline (856-935-6655) for information or directions.
The Mission of Salem County Women's Services is to protect, assist and educate our community in regard to the problems caused by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Salem County Women's Services is a non-profit organization serving the needs of women, children, and men since 1987. SCWS is supported primarily through donations, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and the State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy. We offer assistance through our Domestic Violence Program (adult and child victims and perpetrators); or Sexual Assault Program (victims and their significant others); and our Alternatives to Violence Program for perpetrators of domestic violence.
We offer the following:
Rape is an act of violence committed against a person's will involving a threat or use of force.
We offer support such as:
Salem County Women's Services offers free legal advocacy services to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Our court liaison will be happy to meet you for an appointment either at our office or before court at the court house. We offer information about:
Battery is an act of violence provoked by an urge to gain power and control over another person. You may be a batterer if you strike your partner or a child; if you are a jealous person with an explosive temper; if you criticize or verbally abuse your partner or child; if you drink heavily or use drugs; if you or your parents were abused; or if you generally attempt to control your partner's or child's behavior, money, decisions.
We offer services such as:
We gladly welcome volunteers. Opportunities include:
Members of the Domestic Violence Response Team travel to police stations in Salem County to provide advocacy, support, and information for those who are seeking a restraining order. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and are required to:
Members of the Sexual Assault Response Team advocate for victims during the hospital examination and provide support and information. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and are required to:
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