When coronavirus changed life as we know it, there was no time to plan…and no time to waste.
As a lifeline to the community, we had to act fast, creatively, and responsibly.
We adapted to uncertainty to be there for the people we serve when they need us most.
Nearly overnight, we interpreted legal and public health mandates to provide our sexual violence survivors with uninterrupted 24/7 hotline support and counseling services as well as steady line-up of creative, therapeutic, and practical workshops on a safe virtual platform.
We launched our live YWTV channel to deliver:
• Skills for women and women-owned businesses to navigate the current crisis and economic downturn
• Emotional support and resources for parents to help their children learn at home while staying sane
• Wellness activities and resources for all ages to combat the mental and physical toll of isolation
• Voter education and advocacy to keep pressing issues from climate change to family income in view
Now we need your help. With our revenue-generating programs on indefinite pause, your donation could mean the difference between continuing to serve the community and closing our doors.
Stand with us as we stand with our communities. Every dollar counts.
Thank you for your interest in improving the lives of thousands of women, girls, and their families served by YWCA Northern New Jersey with your donation. You can direct your gift to specific programs and initiatives or simply apply it to the greatest need.
Three easy ways to donate:
- Make a secure gift online: donate online.
- Make a gift by phone: call Amy Sokal at 917-922-5985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Make a gift by mail: print and mail our donation form.
We also welcome the gift of your time. Learn about volunteer opportunities.
Centennial Campaign: Your Dollars at Work
For a century, YWCA Northern New Jersey has been dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting equality for all. Our 100th year kicks off the expansion of our service area to include Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic counties and our continued commitment to Bergen. As a supporter of our Centennial Campaign, your contribution creates opportunities, improves lives, and strengthens communities. In order to move forward into our next 100 years, we need your help. DONATE
YWCA Northern New Jersey + Your Support = Empowerment for thousands of women, girls, and families
YWCA Northern New Jersey is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We are one of the area’s largest provider of child care services, a recognized leader in health and wellness programs, and operator of healingSPACE, Bergen County’s only Sexual Violence Resource Center. Celebrating a century of commitment to our community, today we improve the lives of thousands of women, girls, and their families with the generous support of our donors. DONATE
Recognition + Celebration = Expanded network of support and services
YWCA Northern New Jersey’s Walking the Talk Gala is a prestigious celebration of outstanding women who have made significant contributions to women’s empowerment, equality, and social justice. By supporting the Gala, you advance our commitment to the people we serve and promote equality for all. DONATE
Self-Esteem + Healthy Habits = Girl power
YWCA Northern New Jersey’s programs for girls empower the women of tomorrow by giving them the tools to realize their full potential. Funding is crucial for programs such as our Empower U Girls Leadership Academy that helps girls become confident, college-bound, and career-ready. Your support expands the community of empowered young women who will also inspire and empower others. DONATE
Networking + Education = Equality and economic empowerment for women
YWCA Northern New Jersey’s women’s empowerment programs provide powerful opportunities for women to connect, share, learn, and lead, helping entrepreneurs launch new businesses, mothers and caregivers return to work, women of color take leadership positions, chronically unemployed women get back to work, and women leaders further develop and thrive. Your support helps expand opportunity and advance equality for all women. DONATE
24/7 Hotline + Services = A safe haven for survivors
YWCA Northern New Jersey healingSPACE—Bergen County’s only Sexual Violence Resource Center—is a safe and welcoming place for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. Your donation helps support the dedicated 24/7 hotline; vital services such as accompanying survivors to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and legal proceedings; and sexual violence education and outreach. DONATE
healingSPACE Legal Advocacy Program
Legal Advocacy + Services = Legal recourse for survivors
YWCA Northern New Jersey healingSPACE Legal Advocacy Program provides legal advocacy services and access to legal services to survivors of sexual violence in partnership with Northeast NJ Legal Services. Your support helps expand access to legal services to more survivors. DONATE
Racial Justice Initiatives
Awareness + Action = Strides toward equality for people of color
YWCA Northern New Jersey recognizes leaders in the community who are confronting hate and bridging divides with Racial Justice Awards; hosts Courageous Conversations to promote cultural competence, acceptance, and inclusion; takes a Stand Against Racism; and works collaboratively with leaders and the community to end racism. Your support helps address issues that disproportionately and negatively impact people of color, preserve and extend rights, and strive for equality for all people. DONATE
Child Care + Summer Camp = Peace of mind for working parents
YWCA Northern New Jersey’s child care and summer camps empower working parents by giving them the security of knowing their children are safe, nurtured, and educated. As requests for financial aid increase, so does our need for funds to provide scholarships to deserving families, which your donation can help fulfill. DONATE
Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling 973-504-6215 and is available on the internet at www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.