The JFCS Project SARAH Domestic Violence Program is in place to help end the cycle of abuse for families in our South Jersey community. Some of the ways our program can help are:
CASE MANAGEMENT & RESOURCE REFFERAL
Our counselors can connect you with financial assistance, legal counseling, and court advocacy resources. Additionally, our caring staff will help guide you on how to develop an safety plan, obtain a restraining order, and much more. If you need help, Project SARAH is here to help, every step of the way.
JFCS can help you in finding shelter at our Charlotte’s Place apartment (when available), at no cost to you. Housing capacity is one adult and one child under 18. If the apartment is occupied, we will connect you with shelter/housing resources.
Project SARAH provides counseling for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Counseling for domestic abuse victims is confidential and discreet.
PREVENTATIVE EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Building Healthy Relationships is a program for students in grades 8-12. Our action goals are simple: educate teenagers about dating violence; promote an understanding of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships; and provide programs to empower young adults to avoid potentially risky situations and to act or intervene when appropriate. In response to increasing sexual assaults on college campuses, we added Packing for College (PFC) to our Building Healthy Relationships program. PFC is a program for 11th and 12th grade students, which educates them about warning signs of dating violence on college campuses, and provides resources and prevention tips.
It also covers issues of consent related to sexual assault and the legal and non-legal consequences of sexual text messaging or ‘sexting.’ Sexual assault is pervasive on college campuses and widely considered to be one of the most underreported crimes in the United States. It is vital that young women and men are educated about the prevalence and ways to avoid this type and other forms of violence on college campuses.