2018 In Review!

The past 361 days have been incredible at WomenRising. We are so proud of all of the accomplishments our staff and clients have achieved. As we near 2019, we would like to look back on our favorite highlights from this year.

  • WomenRising hosted our first Women's History Month Event in March 2018, we hope to double its success in 2019. Save the Date: March 28, 2018.

  • Over the summer several of our Village of Families clients attended project G.L.A.D., the children had an amazing experience and the parents were beyond grateful.

  • WomenRising's Community and Economic Development department hosted six training cycles in various fields, helping over 100 members of Hudson County get permanent employment within the city. 

  • WomenRising's staff members attended the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence 16th Annual Conference on June 13th.

  • WomenRising's 2018 Celebration of Service was our most successful to date.

  • This year, we've received over $50,000 in in-kind donations from many members of the community.

  • WomenRising's staff attended the Megyn Kelly Today Show discussing Domestic Violence in NBC Studios.

  • Determination and care paid off for one of our clients after she was separated from her daughter for health reasons, they were reunited and they are now back home together.

  • After many years of contemplating logistics and planning, this year our Domestic Violence Response Team Coordinator was finally able to arrange a DVRT volunteer team in Jersey City! Training and orientation will begin in March 2019: if you're a Jersey City resident interested in being a volunteer contact info@womenrising.org. 

  • One of Village of Families newest clients was living in a shelter in Newark for nine months with her two sons and significant other, through the attentiveness of our Village of Families' staff, the client was able to get her family into a house with furniture, comfort, and safety. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to 2018's success. We hope that we can count on you and your support in the years to come!