Sending Love and Thanks to Our Friends at the JBJ Soul Kitchen

Many of our families who are surviving domestic violence have been especially affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Our good friends at the JBJ Soul Kitchen Red Bank have stepped in to help 180 by preparing meals for our food insecure families. A special thank you to everyone involved in making this happen for us and a special shout out to Wendy at the Soul Kitchen for her great help this week!

 

The Soul Kitchen is known for nourishing souls in more ways than one! As most of you know, the JBJ Soul Kitchen is a community restaurant featuring fresh, healthy ingredients, and they serve these meals to in-need customers through volunteer work, or to customers paying through donations. Dining at JBJ Soul Kitchen provides an opportunity for all to EAT WELL and DO GOOD. We can’t wait to rejoin our friends at Soul Kitchen once this pandemic is behind us. Sitting in their dining room is like sitting in a good friend’s kitchen…..come on in and stay awhile. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Love,

180

 

 

 

 

Commvault Cares About 180

When the Commvault Cares Team heard that 180 Turning Lives Around needed food donations to help our families in the Long Branch area, Commvault employees quickly assembled to prepare meals in their Tinton Falls headquarters for our fifty families in need. After the meals were prepared, employees then packed their cars and safely delivered these delicious and nutritious meals this past week. A young teen arrived on his bicycle to retrieve the meals for his mom and siblings. As he drove off, it was an emotional moment. One employee commented that they felt honored to be able to help 180 in this way, while another had said this moment brought tears to her eyes.

Since the need for food is so critical for these particular families, Commvault and their dedicated and caring employees, will be delivering meals to our families three times a week for the next three weeks! Thank you Commvault!

 


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 2ND Floor 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


If you are in need of 180’s domestic or sexual violence programs and services, or if you are concerned about someone who may need our help, please contact our 24 hour free and anonymous confidential hotline:

Domestic Violence: (888) 843-9262 | Sexual Violence: (888) 264-7273

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Text Available: (732) 977-2766


Thank you Commvault!

180 appreciates you!

Making a difference!

 

 

Caring for our Families

180 Turning Lives Around’s hotlines all remain available 24/7 to help those in crisis and to answer any questions you may have. Domestic Violence: (888) 843-9262 | Sexual Violence: (888) 264-7273 | 2NDFLOOR® Youth: (888) 222-2228 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Text Available: (732) 977-2766

180 Counselors Delivering Needed Assistance and Hope in Partnership With Fulfill

Thank you so very much to our friends at Fulfill for helping 180 provide meals to our food insecure families. Families receiving domestic violence counseling and supportive services through 180’s Keeping Families Together Program are also receiving assistance with meals during this pandemic. In partnership with Fulfill, 180 counselors pick up Crisis Relief Food Boxes and deliver them to our families in need. Our caring counselors include activities for children along with therapeutic prompts to help them through this challenging time. COVID-19 has put additional economic strains on our families who are already experiencing emotional hardships due to the effects of domestic violence in their households. For these families especially, the trauma is compounding however knowing there will be food on the table helps lessen their hardships. Thank you Fulfill for your kindness and support during this challenging time.

For more information about our domestic and sexual violence supportive programs and services, please call our hotline: (888) 843-9262

Day of Giving at Rook benefits 180

Today’s the day!
Thanks to the generosity of Rook, 180 Turning Lives Around is one of the charities benefiting from all sales today at each Rook location. This is Rook’s second annual event, “Rook Gives Day of Giving” where Rook celebrates their anniversary as a company by giving back to the community and donating 100% of profits to organizations making a meaningful impact. We are so grateful to have been chosen this year!
Please join us throughout the day by visiting your local Rook and supporting 180 Turning Lives Around! Your nearest Rook location can be found here: https://rookcoffee.com/apps/store-locator
Proceeds from “Rook Gives Day of Giving” will support our mission to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence to have the strength and courage to turn their life around.
Your generosity makes our mission possible.

Giving Tuesday: Let their journey inspire your gift today.

On Giving Tuesday please consider a gift to 180 in honor of the thousands of Monmouth County survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who have reached out to 180 this past year.
Your support enables us to empower survivors to have the strength and courage to turn their life around. Please let their journey inspire your gift this Giving Tuesday.
Mary
She escaped her abuse and slept in her car with her dog “Sandy” until they could find a safe place to stay. Today, Mary is helping 180 create a “pet-friendly” shelter so that individuals escaping abuse can stay in our Safe House with their pet.
Jennifer
She was brave enough to leave her relationship while 8 months pregnant. She stayed with us that winter in our Safe House giving birth to a baby girl and spending their first Christmas safely with us.
Robert
He was 10 when his mother gathered up the courage to leave. With a few belongings stuffed into black trash bags they fled early one morning. There would be no more dark nights, no fighting, no bandages, no screaming, no silence. At 180’s Safe House he and his mom started anew.
Danielle
She found refuge and a place to heal at 180’s Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program. Coming to terms with her many years of abuse and the sadness that was buried within her helped her become a better mother as she learned how to help her children heal too.
Survivor names have been changed to protect confidentiality.
Your participation on Giving Tuesday will support the many programs of 180 that empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence to turn their life around. Today and always, we thank you for your support!

A Soulful Night for 180 at JBJ Soul Kitchen

Dear Friends of 180,
The success of last night’s event only reaffirms what we already know: 180’s model WORKS! 180’s Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program is an important component in promoting healing from domestic violence and encouraging individuals to express and understand their feelings and fears in a safe and nurturing environment. Our survivors and advocates were courageous to share their art and creative expressions with us through this event. Please take a moment to view and appreciate some of their works below. More art images are available to view on our Facebook page. Visions and Voices was truly a night of “soul sharing” and we are grateful to all participants.
Special thanks to our caring friends at the JBJ Soul Kitchen for hosting 180 and for their sincere belief in our mission. The Soul Kitchen is known for nourishing souls in more ways than one! Also, thank you to all guests who literally weathered the storm and joined us in solidarity to recognize 180 during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Our programs are successful because they are implemented by 180’s caring staff and counseling team. We thank our therapists and counselors at 180’s Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program for creating the environment which enables expressive arts therapy to be a part of the healing process. For those of you who generously support our work, we thank you and ask that you continue to include 180 Turning Lives Around in your charitable giving. Your generosity makes our mission possible.
Sincerely,
Anna Diaz-White
Executive Director

 

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!