We provide free, confidential support for adults and children who are affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
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.
SCWS is committed to reaffirming our stance that discrimination has no place within our organization or in our community. We understand that dismantling this type of oppression is a long-term commitment that will take a meaningful, purposeful, consistent commitment to dismantle. It is our goal to make everyone feel a part of and welcomed to receive our services regardless of your race, color, sexual orientation, creed, religion, ethnic background, national origin, marital status, handicap, age, or sex.
Support group is every Wednesday from 6-7 pm. Call our hotline (856-935-6655) for more information.
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:
What is a TRO or an FRO? A TRO is a Temporary restraining order that is applied for by an individual who feels threatened in a domestic violence situation. After a court date is set a survivor/victim will explain their need for a Final restraining order (FRO) to a judge. Domestic violence is not always with an intimate partner, but can be anyone living in the home. As a survivor/victim of domestic violence you have the right to apply for a restraining order to protect yourself. Click the link below for more information or call us at 856-935-6655.
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:
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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