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!

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!