Welcome to Salem County Women's Services

We provide free, confidential support for adults and children who are affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

About Us

Mission Statement

The Mission of Salem County Women's Services is to protect, assist and educate our community in regard to the problems caused by domestic violence and sexual assault.



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Salem County Women's Services is a non-profit organization serving the needs of women, children, and men since 1987. SCWS is supported primarily through donations, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and the State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy. We offer assistance through our Domestic Violence Program (adult and child victims and perpetrators); or Sexual Assault Program (victims and their significant others); and our Alternatives to Violence Program for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Services

Domestic Violence Program

We offer the following:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Individual counseling for adults and children
  • Support groups
  • Educational material
  • Networking/information and referral

Sexual Assault Program

Rape is an act of violence committed against a person's will involving a threat or use of force.


We offer support such as:

  • Accompaniment to hospitals and police departments
  • Individual counseling
  • Educational materials
  • Information and referrals

Legal Advocacy

Salem County Women's Services offers free legal advocacy services to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  


Our court liaison will be happy to meet you for an appointment either at our office or before court at the court house. We offer information about: 

  • Your legal rights 
  • Legal options to protect yourself 
  • Court preparation 
  • Obtaining a restraining order 
  • Court accompaniment  

Alternatives to Violence Program

 Battery is an act of violence provoked by an urge to gain power and control over another person. You may be a batterer if you strike your partner or a child; if you are a jealous person with an explosive temper; if you criticize or verbally abuse your partner or child; if you drink heavily or use drugs; if you or your parents were abused; or if you generally attempt to control your partner's or child's behavior, money, decisions.  


We offer services such as: 

  • Support and guidance for individuals and their family members 
  • Counseling to assist in understanding violent tendencies for a small class fee 
  • Alternative techniques for dealing with violent behavior 
  • Educational materials  

Volunteer

We gladly welcome volunteers. Opportunities include:

DVRT

Members of the Domestic Violence Response Team travel to police stations in Salem County to provide advocacy, support, and information for those who are seeking a restraining order. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and are required to:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Complete 40 hours of training
  • Have a valid driver's license and your own transportation
  • Have a criminal background check and be fingerprinted
  • Be responsible for handling on-call rotation/schedule for after-hours calls (holidays, nights, and weekends)

SART

Members of the Sexual Assault Response Team advocate for victims during the hospital examination and provide support and information. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and are required to:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Complete 40 hours of training
  • Have a valid driver's license and your own transportation
  • Have a criminal background check and be fingerprinted
  • Be responsible for handling on-call rotation/schedule for after-hours calls (holidays, nights, weekends)

Upcoming Events

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Contact Us

Free, confidential support

Salem County Women's Services provides free, confidential support for adults and children who are in need of personal safety and freedom from abuse. If you or someone you care about is suffering from abuse or victimization, we can help. Please call us now.  

Domestic Violence Program:  856-935-6655 

Sexual Violence Program: 856-935-6655 

Alternatives to Violence Program: 856-935-6655

24 Hour Hotline: TTY-935-7118 

Toll Free: 1-888-632-9511  

You deserve to be safe

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