Celebrating Staff Milestones, Community Partners and Volunteers

Just a few pictures from earlier this week  celebrating staff milestones, community partners and volunteers at our Annual Appreciation Event, sponsored generously by Guardian Life. We value our volunteer-staff partnership and we know that our mission is only stronger with the support of all these groups working together. A heartfelt thank you to our staff, volunteers and community partners!

180 Turning Lives Around Awarded $20,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

180 Turning Lives Around announced it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $20,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their Family Justice Center in Freehold, NJ.

 

180 Turning Lives Around was selected to receive the grant based on their strong mission to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to find the courage and strength to turn their life around. Specifically, 180’s Family Justice Center (FJC), will benefit from this grant. The FJC was originally launched thanks to a generous grant from Impact 100, Jersey Coast, and is saving and changing lives due to its coordinated service design for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking in Monmouth County. The FJC model is recognized as a best practice in the field of domestic violence by the U.S. Department of Justice and New Jersey State Office of the Attorney General.

 

“The FJC provides victims and their families with crisis support, legal assistance and counseling all in one safe place. On behalf of the families that 180 serves, I thank Provident Bank for believing in our mission and providing the critical funding which enables us to reach hundreds of families in Monmouth County,” said Anna Diaz-White, Executive Director, 180 Turning Lives Around.

 

180 Turning Lives Around received the generous gift from Provident Bank’s Jane Kurek and Lisa Van Cleve on September 26 at the Family Justice Center in Freehold. Accepting from 180 Turning Lives Around was Anna Diaz-White, Executive Director.

 

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

 

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

 

For more information about 180 Turning Lives Around visit www.180nj.org

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About 180 Turning Lives Around

180 Turning Lives Around empowers survivors and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to find the courage and strength to turn their lives around.

180 supports this mission through: 24/7 hotlines – including the 2NDFloor Youth Helpline, counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter and transitional housing and art, play and music therapy for children.

180 Turning Lives Around is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit: www.180nj.org or call the 24-hour confidential hotline at: 888-843-9262

 

About The Provident Bank Foundation

 

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.

Time to Reauthorize The Violence Against Women Act

Earlier this week those of us in the field of Domestic Violence remembered the great victory in the protection of women’s civil rights: The “Violence Against Women Act” (VAWA) was signed into law twenty five years ago and with its passing helped to establish dedicated funding for programs that assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Some of the programs at 180 Turning Lives Around benefited from the passage of VAWA and receiving those early federal grants helped to bolster our existing programs while also allowing us to implement new services that have helped us reach even more victims in Monmouth County. Without the funding we’ve received from VAWA for over the last two decades, our strategies to empower survivors to have the strength and courage to turn their life around would have been very limited. VAWA provides much needed resources and has enabled our services to better meet the needs of survivors in our community.
The VAWA bill is up for reauthorization this year (it has been reauthorized by Congress three times since 1994) but this year the bill has stalled in the Senate. We at 180 Turning Lives Around along with many other victim-support organizations including, The National Network To End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV) believe the reauthorization of this bill is urgent and to delay its passage is unacceptable and could endanger the lives of the most at-risk communities. I urge you to learn more about this topic and to contact your Senators to reauthorize VAWA. Please follow the link here: https://nnedv.org/latest_update/urging-congressional-action-25th-anniversary-violence-women-act-vawa/
Thank you.
Anna Diaz-White
Executive Director

Tennis Classic and Luncheon a Terrific Success!

What a wonderful event in support of our mission! 180 Turning Lives Around is grateful to all sponsors, tennis participants, luncheon attendees, gift auction donors and volunteers, who helped to ensure a successful event for 180 this past Tuesday afternoon, September 10, 2019 at the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club. A sold-out Tennis Classic, generous sponsors and nearly 100 guests for the luncheon together raised over $25,000 for our mission!
180 extends sincere thanks to our amazing Event Chairs: Pam Salvador and daughter Sophia, Laurie Buckelew, and son Jake, and Jane Yu, and daughter Lauren. Their dedication to 180 is evident as seen in the results of this successful event! Plans are already underway for next year however in the meantime, please enjoy a recap of our event photos below. Special thanks once again to our generous sponsors:
Breakfast Sponsor
Packaging & Distribution Resources
Lunch Sponsor
The Buckelew Family Foundation
Gold Sponsors
Judy Angelo Cowen Foundation
Jack and Dorothy Kupferberg Family Foundation
Dr. Thomas Yu & Family
Tennis Court Sponsors
Allison Scaduto, The Ocean is Female, LLC
Kristen Hall
The Marotti Family
Richard and Debbie Maser
Player Prize and Gift Bag Sponsors
Athleta, Deborah Casperino,
Tara Geraghty, Pam Salvador