Programs & Services
Womanspace is a leading not-for-profit agency providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families.
Womanspace, Inc. is the only agency with staff who are specifically trained to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Mercer County, New Jersey. Clients come from all geographic, socio-economic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds and present a diversity of needs – from the emergency need for safety to the long-term need for housing.
The services provided by Womanspace are essential to the community. We work in conjunction with the court system, the police, social service providers and many private nonprofit organizations within the county to coordinate the response to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families.
Our programs and services include:
- Emergency Services are designed to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault immediately following the initial crisis. Hotlines – 24 – hour, 7 day a week hotlines
Domestic violence and sexual assault in Mercer County -(609) 394-9000, (TTY)-888-252-SAFE
New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline -(800) 572-SAFE (7233)
- Domestic Violence Victim Response Teams
- Sexual Assault Support Advocates
- Shelter – confidential, secure, short-term emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
- Counseling and Support Services are provided by master level professionals offering both group and long term individual counseling for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services are available regardless of ability to pay. Spanish speaking counselors are available for all services provided by this program.
- Residential Housing Services foster independence and self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence and women with developmental disabilities.
- Education & Training plays an active role in the life of Mercer County, working to develop a coordinated community response to interpersonal violence that will provide safety and support to victims, as well as advocate for accountability and consequences for abusers. Education and Training staff members and volunteers are available to provide information, education, training and technical assistance to professionals, community groups and individuals that are affected by or concerned with violence and abuse.
- Children’s Services an array of services will soon be offered to children who are affected by domestic violence. A safe, child-friendly place where through the use of art, music and skilled counselors children can begin to work through the trauma experienced in a house where fear had previously reigned. This upcoming year, the Womanspace Goodfriend Counseling Center will open its doors in a new location by the Fall of 2011.