The Safe House at Women Aware is an emergency shelter in an undisclosed location. Our Safe House provides shelter for up to ten families in a 24-bed house. It is a safe, home-like environment that offers women and children solace and comfort during a difficult time. Our Safe House is staffed 24/7 by warm and welcoming professionals. We are handicap accessible and also accommodate individuals who are hearing impaired, have special dietary needs, etc.
The Safe House staff at Women Aware provides food, transportation, case management and advocacy, residential support groups, resources and referrals to appropriate services, as well as safety planning. We will also assist our clients with goal setting, which may include seeking employment or education, financial and legal needs, applying for documentation papers, and housing search assistance. In addition, we offer many activities such as Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Homework Club, movie nights, and park outings. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
If you feel that you are not safe in your home, our Safe House may be an option for you and your children. Please call our 24-hour Hotline at 732-249-4504 for more information or our TTY at 732-249-0600.
Permanent Supportive Housing
The Permanent Supportive Housing program at Women Aware is designed to provide affordable housing to victims of domestic violence and their children who are able to live safely with supportive services. Women Aware’s Permanent Supportive Housing building is the first in New Jersey for victims of domestic violence.
The program builds self-sufficiency by working with families on safety, independence, emotional health and wellness, socialization and community connectedness, education and financial fitness. Case managers help to connect families to the full range of services that best fit their needs including counseling, entitlements, healthcare, education and training. Service plans are developed jointly with the resident and assessed periodically to identify those needs that have been met and new service needs to be addressed. The program’s goal is to assist survivors to reach their fullest potential by providing innovative, high-quality, community-based services that promote independent living. Services are provided in English and Spanish.