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).
Navigating through the holidays with an abusive relationship lingering in the background can be extremely difficult, but a loved one helping you through can make all the difference. That is why we compiled this list of tips for those who are trying to help someone this holiday season. With caution, sensitivity, and care - your attentiveness can help improve someone you love’s holiday this year.
The holidays are stressful for everyone, especially victims and survivors of domestic violence. At WomenRising, we hope to help everyone suffering through a domestic violence situation have a safe and happy holiday. Please check out the tips below to ensure that your holiday season is the best it can possibly be.