Victim Services Expansion Meeting with Josephine's Place

We had the pleasure of visiting Josephine's Place in Elizabeth to meet with Executive Director, Ms. Gail Driscoll. Josephine's Place opened its doors in 2003 with the purpose of creating a safe space for women in the community.  By asking the women that walk through their doors what it is they want and need, they have been able to do just that.
 


The moment you step foot inside, you can feel a sense of welcome. There is such a homey feel to this beautiful storefront. The intent was to create a space where individuals could sit comfortably, hold a conversation, and feel at home.



But it is so much more than just a meeting space! For many, it is like a second home. It is a space to learn, grow, share, heal, and empower. Gail shared all of the wonderful programs that Josephine's Place offers, such as ESL classes, citizenship classes, computer classes, support groups, yoga, arts & crafts, and more.


They even have a play area for children while their mothers attend classes. Josephine's Place believes that child care should never be a barrier for a mom desiring to better herself.


Visit their website or their Facebook page to learn more about their upcoming classes and programs, or to sign up as a volunteer.



Victim Services Expansion Meeting with El Centro Hispanoamericano

We had the pleasure of visiting El Centro Hispanoamericano in Plainfield, to have an interview with Executive Director, Silvia Hernández. Ms. Hernández provided us with valuable information with regard to protections provided to undocumented survivors and their families such as  U Visas and T Visas.  She also shared details on all of the support services the organization provides. That information can be found on their website and their Facebook page.



Tuvimos el placer de visitar El Centro Hispanoamericano en Plainfield, para tener una entrevista con la Directora Ejecutiva, Silvia Hernández. La Sra. Hernández nos brindó información valiosa con respecto a las protecciones brindadas a los sobrevivientes indocumentados y sus familias, como Visas U y Visas T. También compartió detalles sobre todos los servicios de apoyo que brinda la organización. Esa información se puede encontrar en su página web y en su página de Facebook.

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