"This internship has been a blessing. When you are surrounded by a positive environment, no matter what you are going through, you will be put at peace. Being in a job that doesn’t bore you and allows room for professional growth increases the chances of you wanting it to be a career."
The most relieving part of a survivor of domestic violence’s life is when they leave their abuser and are free of the domestic violence relationship. However, this can also be a very stressful time for the survivor. When a victim of domestic violence leaves their abuser, they often leave everything behind: their apartment, furniture, clothes, etc. So, when they are ready to get back on their feet, they are starting from scratch.
Cornelia Foster Bradford was a committed public servant, teacher, social worker, and advocate for children and human's rights. In 1894, Bradford started the Whittier House a social settlement once located in Jersey City’s First Ward where immigrant groups settled after their entry into America through Ellis Island. Her initial goal for creating the settlement was to perform social work in the neighborhood and improve the living conditions for the mostly immigrant residents.
Mary Philbrook’s eagerness and persistence helped provide women the rights we happily have today. She is an inspiration to everyone in the country, but should be even more so in our community! Mary moved to Jersey City from Washington, D.C. when she was six. She is a product of the Jersey City public school system, she attended P.S. 11 (Martin Luther King, Jr. School in Journal Square) then Jersey City High School (now William L. Dickinson High School).