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!

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
 

Volunteers Needed: “Volunteer to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence”

Volunteer to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

 

You can be the change you want to see in the world by joining 180’s life-changing mission today. 180’s Volunteer Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide confidential support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victims safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing support and crucial perspective of the situation, these specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. The identities of the DVRT volunteers are kept anonymous. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. 180 and the police departments are committed to culturally and socially diverse teams to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is helpful.

 

Training Dates:

October 1st – 24th

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays

6:00p-9:30p

Ocean Township Police Department

399 Monmouth Road, Ocean Township

 

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply:  Must be eighteen-years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, pass background investigations and fingerprinting, successfully complete the mandatory 40-hour training, and attend monthly supervisory meetings.

 

For more information or to obtain an application contact: Sue Levine, Victim Support Program Coordinator, at susanl@180nj.org and 732 264-4360, Ext. 4271, or visit

https://180nj.org/give-help/volunteering/domestic-violence-response-team-advocate/

 

 

For forty-three years, 180 Turning Lives Around, a private non-profit organization, has been

dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence, which affects our community.

180’s Domestic Violence 24/7 Confidential Hotline: 732 264-4111 or 888 843-9262

In an emergency: Dial 911

Jersey Girl This Saturday! August 3 – Long Branch Boardwalk

Join Split Second Racing and 180 Turning Lives Around on the Long Branch boardwalk for the Jersey Girl Triathlon, Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 A.M.! The Jersey Girl Triathlon is an all women’s race which in part benefits 180 as some participants not only participate in the event, but they also raise funds for 180’s mission too! For the many courageous women who are participating in honor of survivors and for the mission of 180, we sincerely thank you and wish you the best of luck!
Please stop by the 180 tent on Madison Avenue located next to the Great Lawn on the boardwalk and learn more about 180’s life-saving mission which empowers survivors affected by domestic and sexual violence to find the courage and strength to turn their life around. 180 Turning Lives Around extends a very special thank you to our friend and race organizer, Doug Rice and Split Second Racing for including 180 in the Jersey Girl Triathlon. Doug and Split Second Racing have been generously giving to 180 for many years through this event. Doug and Split Second Racing are previous recipients of 180’s Outstanding Community Service Award! (See picture below here.)
Thank you to Doug and his team for providing this amazing opportunity for women to take part in such a terrific day!
Please come down to the boardwalk on August 3 and join 180 as we cheer on the “Jersey Girls” in this race! We are all looking forward to a great day!

Annual Celebration – Ad Journal Deadline Approaching April 8

JOURNAL ADVERTISING

Journal size is 8” x 8”  and printed in color

 

$500 / FULL PAGE

$350 / SPONSOR-A-CHILD

(Includes full page ad depicting Amanda’s Easel child or mother artwork.)

$250 / HALF PAGE

 

Advertising copy is required by April 8, 2019. Ad copy may be emailed to amandaf@180nj.org.        JPEG  file please!

Become A Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence

 

Become A Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence:

Applications Are Available for Next Training Course

 

You can be the change you want to see in the world by joining 180’s life-saving and life-changing mission today. 180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private non-profit organization in Monmouth County, continues to provide confidential support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its dedicated response team volunteers. 180 will be conducting a 40-hour mandatory training course for new Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Victim Advocates, April 29th-May 23rd, Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:30pm, in the courtroom at Hazlet Police Headquarters, 255 Middle Road in Hazlet. Training will be provided to successful applicants.

 

180’s volunteer DVRT Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victims safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing empathy and a crucial perspective of the situation, these specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

 

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply include that they must be eighteen years of age or older, have access to reliable transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, submit to background investigations and fingerprinting, and successfully complete the mandatory training. The police departments and 180 are committed to culturally and socially diverse teams to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is helpful. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. The identities of the DVRT volunteers are kept anonymous. For an application or additional information, please contact Tina Morgan, Assistant Coordinator, Victim Support Program, at tinam@180nj.org or 732 264-4360, Ext. 4272. Please mention the town where you reside. Deadline to apply is April 19th. Applications are also available for download at https://180nj.org/give-help/volunteering/domestic-violence-response-team-advocate/

 

The free, confidential service of the DVRT program is available for victims of domestic violence, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, at police departments in Monmouth County.

 

For forty-three years, 180 Turning Lives Around has been dedicated to providing emergency safe housing, counseling, support, prevention, education, and advocacy in Monmouth County for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. If you, or someone you know, is in need of assistance, please call the 180 Turning Lives Around 24/7 Confidential Hotline at 732-264-4111 or 888-843-9262. Visit www.180nj.org for more information. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Happy New Year! Put this date on your 2019 calendar!

With a nod to Anna’s Cuban roots, “HavANNA Nights” will be a party to remember! As we appreciate and recognize Anna’s 35 years of service to 180 Turning Lives Around, we reflect upon the many programs she has established and led for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her leadership has guided nearly every local service available for victims and their children. Using nationally proven models in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault, her work has impacted thousands of survivors in Monmouth County. She has garnered the support of a vast number of volunteers and donors, as well as her dedicated staff of counselors and social workers. Anna’s 35 years of saving and changing lives in Monmouth County gives us all the reason to celebrate her at our May 3, 2019 event! 
Please plan to join us in her honor and help 180 continue our work of empowering individuals affected by domestic violence to find the strength and courage to turn their life around.
Invitation to follow!
  • Last year’s event was sold out. Early RSVP here!
  • Sponsorship information to follow.
  • Commemorative ad journal opportunities.

We will be at the Safe House this holiday.

Caroline’s Story


When I told Ryan and Megan that this holiday would be different, little did I know how resilient my little ones would be. I had such conflicting emotions about spending the holidays at 180’s Safe House. Ryan’s letter to Santa made me cry, yet I keep telling myself that leaving my abuser and the violence in our lives, was the best gift I could ever give to my children. In my heart I know that never again will I have to worry about our safety, hide in fear or cover my bruises; we will live in peace as every family should. The caring staff at the Safe House is helping me to start anew. With a restraining order now in place, we will stay at the Safe House through the holidays and into the first month of the new year. The kids and I have begun art therapy with 180 counselors and I have started to focus on seeking a new job and finding a permanent place to live. Together, we will figure out a new and wonderful way of life – free from abuse and full of hope. Safety, peace, courage and hope….these are our gifts this holiday season.


 


Dear Friends of 180,

For Ryan’s Mom and so many of our clients like her, escaping an abusive relationship has additional challenges during the holiday season when emotions tend to be heightened, and the imagery of a “perfect” family is in sharp contrast to a victims’ own reality. A parent’s worry of not being able to provide a good holiday for their children, is a feeling almost as torturous as the abusive relationship they are fleeing. Fearing for one’s safety means making a change that will last a life-time–even if it means leaving the abuser during the holiday season.
Every individual deserves a loving, safe home during the holidays and every day of the year. Thousands of victims of domestic violence turn to us each year for support through our hotlines, counseling, court assistance and more. In fact, we have never had an empty safe house during the Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or New Year’s seasons. This 2018 holiday is no different and 180 is blessed and thankful to have your support.
In the spirit of giving, and fulfilling wishes, we hope you will consider a financial gift to support 180 this holiday season. Your donation, no matter the size, will be used year-round to help empower survivors to have the strength and courage to turn their life around. Thank you for your consideration this winter.
With all of our best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and safe holiday, and a very happy new year,
Anna Diaz-White
Executive Director
180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.

Please considering supporting 180 this holiday season by donating through the link above. If you would like to discuss your gift, or provide a credit card over the phone, please contact Lynn Lucarelli, Director of Development at 732-264-4360 ext. 4230 or email: lynnl@180nj.org