Women’s Rights Information Center
108 West Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Telephone: (201) 568-1166
Fax: (201) 568-8813
About the Center:
Founded in 1973, Women’s Rights information Center provides support, in a warm and welcoming environment, for women facing economic and social barriers in their lives. We are dedicated to helping women gain the strength it takes to become independent, self-confident and self-sufficient, for themselves and for their families.
Our programs and services are uniquely designed to address women’s issues and support women and their families during times of challenge and change.
All services are free, low-cost or subsidized for eligible clients.
Who we Serve:
The center serves women seeking help:
*Advancing their careers
*Finding affordable housing
*Understanding their legal rights
*Developing computer and job skills
*Overcoming language barriers
*Gaining confidence and self-esteem
*Adapting to change
Our Programs and Services:
Women’s Rights Advocacy:
Information and awareness to eliminate barriers and to promote women’s leadership and advancement in the workplace and in life.
Job search counseling, resume development, interviewing coaching, networking, workshops, career clothing and employment assistance.
Computer Training and Certification:
Microsoft Office courses and certification exams.
Displaced Homemaker and Single-Parent Services:
Support counseling, legal information, resources and employment directed services.
Seminars & resources for starting a business, developing business plans, financing and marketing
English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), citizenship education and work readiness for New Americans.
Information and Referrals:
Linkages to social service agencies, community organizations and local resources for personal and family needs.
Appointments with family law attorneys (specializing in matrimonial, custody and child support issues) and immigration attorneys.
Services to assist individuals in finding compatible housemates and establishing shared households; referral for other housing related needs.
Women’s Diversity Book Group:
Discussion of works by and about women.
Seminars on health and wellness, financial management, self-development and more.
Our Dedicated Staff and Volunteers:
Our caring staff includes trained, professional counselors who work with clients both individually and in groups. Staff members participate in continuous professional development to ensure that current information and best practices contribute to a positive client experience.
Our volunteers offer valuable support to the Center on a day to day basis. Skilled professionals from the community present workshops and classes, provide technology support, research grant opportunities offer legal consultants and staff our Front Desk. The Center’s Internship Program affords students the opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while serving their community.
Every year the Center celebrates the extraordinary and everyday achievements of women with a variety of events including fundraising dinners, award ceremonies, special programming and more. Highlights include our annual Women Celebrating Women event, Women’s History Month, Women’s Equality Day and #Giving Tuesday.
Funding for Center programs and services include many NJ organizations.
How you can get involved: The Center offers numerous ways for you to make a difference and touch the lives of women right here in your community.
Donate: Funds and Goods:
Much of the funding for our programs and services comes from the kindness of donors. This includes individual contributions a bequest or other planned giving. No financial contribution is too small, every contribution makes a difference. Donate conveniently by mail, in person or online at our website.
Our popular on-site Career Closet offers an opportunity for women to donate gently worn business attire to women looking to reenter the workforce. You may also inquire about our current technology needs as donations are accepted on an as-needed basis.
Volunteer: Time and Expertise
The Center is always looking for reliable volunteers to help out-to answer phones, work in our Career Closet, support special events and more. The Center also greatly appreciates volunteers who can provide professional services such as computer support or legal consultations.
Attend: A Special Event:
Join us for one of our many events-they are a great way to connect with the Center, help raise funds and celebrate successes.
Since 1973, Women’s Rights Information Center has been a place for women to receive the help and support they need to create positive change in their lives. The Center is dedicated to empowering women to become independent, self-confident and self-sufficient.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Women’s Rights Information Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information.