Center for Women
The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women provides women who are entering or re-entering the workforce with a wide range of practical and emotional support, counseling, skills development, self-esteem workshops and more.
The team – a director, a case manager and a career services manager – offers one-on-one guidance and access to resources as these women work to improve their lives and those of their families.
A highlight was the RISE (Reaching into Self Empowerment) program, a series of online workshops led by trained volunteers and focused on encouraging clients to become their best selves. The Center for Women conducted three RISE sessions this year.
• SERVED A RECORD NUMBER of clients in 2022-2023
• ENROLLED NEARLY 30 CLIENTS in self-directed computer learning classes to learn new skills or enhance current abilities
• WELCOMED FOOD HEROES to Pack the Pantry
CFW Director Patty Kremen was named an NJ-11 Hero by Rep. Mikie Sherrill.