2022 Detail of Services

Crisis Response

  • Provided Emergency Shelter to 54 Adults and 49 Children
  • Assisted 4,774 Survivors through Supportive Safety Net Programs
  • Provided 7,681 bed nights of emergency shelter, a 295% increase since 2019
  • Answered 3,603 helpline calls and texts, a 132% increase since 2019
  • Coordinated 37 Domestic Violence Response Team call-outs with local police departments.
  • Supported survivors at 15 Sexual Violence Response Team call-outs with the police department and forensic nurse examiner
  • Supported 245 children and their families working towards family stability in partnership with the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (Somerset & Hunterdon Counties)


  • We invested $82,110 in Safe and Permanent housing for 50 Survivors and their Children
  • We Assisted 610 Survivors in Legal Education and Support in Navigating the Court System
  • We Partnered with 101 Survivors in Creating and Realizing their Financial Goals to Support their Freedom from Living with Abuse
  • 126 Survivors Strengthened Family Resiliency and Connections to Community Resources
  • Through our Family Advocacy Program.


  • Survivor-centered Counseling Assisted 404 Adults and 70 Children on their Journey to Reduce the Impact of Violence Related Trauma in their Lives
  • 49 Adults Participated in Group Therapy Examining the Dynamics of Power and Control in Relationships and Learning Skills to Build a Life Free from Abuse

SPEAK Community Outreach & Prevention

  • Strengthened Somerset County with 223 programs that educated 1,821 community members and 4,752 students to recognize and respond to domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Released 53 Ask Ava podcasts with 851 downloads focused on educating young people and those who love them on the dynamics of healthy relationships.
  • Launched Safe Spaces in partnership with the faith-based community, securing 9 congregations in the inaugural year, to build their capacity to support and respond to survivors of domestic and sexual violence
  • Expanded Professional Development Training to 13 Local and Statewide organizations; Building Their Capacity to Prevent, Recognize and Respond to Intimate Partner Violence Partners included:

Raritan Valley Community College Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School EmPoWER Somerset

Somerset County Youth Services Commission and Human Services DepartmentNJ School Counselors AssociationNJ Department of Health