Mission Statement

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. is a private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community.  180 is committed to providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence.  In addition, 180 works to mobilize concerned individuals, organizations, and civic and religious groups to join our effort to end violence and abuse through public education, public policy reforms, and training of allied professionals.

Since its inception in 1976, 180 has provided model programs in the field of rape care and family violence.  As the sole provider in Monmouth County of a wide range of comprehensive services to women and their families relating to domestic and sexual violence, 180 is the only agency in the County available on a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week basis. The Agency remains the only Emergency Shelter in the County that offers a protected safe home for victims of domestic violence and their children.  180 also offers a wide array of programs concerned with positive approaches to safety and recovery from assault in all situations.

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to 180 are tax-deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. 180 is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.

“I support 180 because there is in my view no more worthy organization in Monmouth County – both in its mission to end the scourge of domestic and sexual violence and its service to the victims of that violence. I greatly admire the dedicated, capable staff and the wonderful, giving volunteers and am inspired by the success of so many of 180’s clients.”  

– Tom Widener, 180 Board of Trustee Member