Hi, friends! As you may know, I am the President of the Board of Directors of the YWCA Union County. It has been a challenging 2 years for this organization, starting in September 2019 when our headquarters suffered a fire, causing us to demolish the building and start a capital campaign to rebuild. Then, our CEO was diagnosed with cancer and was fighting this battle during the pandemic. Sadly, she lost her battle in May 2021. This year, your support is more important than ever, as we fill the void left by Jan Lilien and build a new building.
YWCA Union County provides services to domestic violence victims in Union County, NJ. If you read the news over the weekend of July 9-11th, you know that an amber alert was issued for a missing Union County boy, who was found with his father but his mother, a victim of domestic violence, was found deceased in Tennessee. It is the services of the YWCA Union County that help hundreds of victims of domestic violence every year. I hope you will support this organization along with me so we can drastically reduce the number of these stories we read in the news.
Thank you! - Tina
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
In this context, YWCA Union County is on a mission: to empower survivors of domestic violence to become safe and free from abuse, and to promote social justice and eliminate violence against women and girls.
We accomplish this mission through the provision of comprehensive, client-centered services, and through education, collaboration and advocacy that builds safe, informed and supportive communities.