October is designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as you know, at 180 our critical mission of supporting survivors and their families is a year-round focus. Because of you and the support of our community, our nonprofit agency is able to serve the estimated 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men that have been victims of severe physical domestic violence.
Throughout the month we will be sharing on Facebook and Instagram, interesting stats, survivor stories, and helpful information to help build awareness in our Monmouth County community. Also, we look forward to hosting our Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event at the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank – more information about that event here. Additionally, thanks to a very generous donor we have three billboards running throughout Monmouth County this month that will help raise awareness of DV and the help offered at 180 – take a look here.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here are 3 Easy Ways YOU Can Directly Impact a Survivor’s Life:
  • Register to Volunteer  We are recruiting volunteers to serve on our Crisis Response Team to work directly with survivors. Learn more by emailing Sue at susanl@180nj.org. We also need help collecting gift cards, which we provide to families during the holidays – contact amandaf@180nj.org
  • Make a Donation Through your donations, we are able to remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission. For example, during the last fiscal year the need for our services has increased substantially. We have been able to place the most serious and high-risk families into our Safe House and obtain additional housing rather than refusing vulnerable survivors when the Safe House reached maximum capacity. Emergency housing services have increased 200% over the last year. Your support helps 180, help survivors.
Join us this month to raise awareness about domestic violence and to show support for survivors and 180. We truly thank you for making it possible for 180 to be a place of hope, safety & comfort for thousands of Monmouth County families affected by domestic and sexual violence.