Center on Violence Against Women & Children Partners with Local Nonprofit to Educate Staff About Interpersonal Violence
Rutgers School of Social Work’s Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) has partnered with Homeless Solutions, a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization helping the homeless and working poor, to provide educational opportunities for staff to learn about interpersonal violence.
“Our work with Homeless Solutions is particularly important at the moment because homelessness and domestic violence are on the rise,” explains Gabrielle Gault, Training Coordinator at VAWC. “Partnerships like this allow us to learn from the community and ensure that our research and professional training programming is informed by those working on the ground. People who are serving their communities often connect with domestic violence survivors – many times unknowingly – and they can be a lifeline. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that those experiencing violence feel empowered and supported, which starts with our own response and continues with knowing where they can turn for help.”