Recognizing and Supporting Women in Monmouth County Who Cannot Strike

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -On March 8th, women around the world will take part in A Day Without Women by pausing contributions to their homes and workplaces to shed light on the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

The Women’s March (organizers of A Day Without Women) recognizes that some women are not able to step away for a day, such as those who are single mothers, those facing economic insecurity and those who provide essential community services. “We strike for them.”

In the spirit of supporting women within Monmouth County who are unable to participate in the strike, Huddle groups in the Bayshore area are organizing delivery of over 100 meals to women and families at three local organizations on March 8.

  • Lunch will be provided for staff at Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury. At a time when the availability of women’s healthcare is under attack from conservative leaders, it is more important than ever to show support and appreciation for the services they provide to our community, friends and neighbors.
  • Dinner will be provided for workers, volunteers and families at two Monmouth County women’s shelters – 180 Turning Lives Around in Hazlet and Catholic Charities’ Linkages Transitional Housing Program in Tinton Falls. In the state of New Jersey, an act of domestic violence happens every . Both of these programs provide emergency services, and together are currently sheltering over 30 families.

Although making purchases during A Day Without Women is discouraged, exceptions include patronage of local, women-owned small businesses. In accordance with these guidelines, lunch will be catered by et al Fine Foods, a small business run by Kim Ramin in Highlands, NJ.

Donations are being accepted via GoFundMe toward of a goal of $1,700 to provide meals at these three community organizations. All additional contributions will go directly to 180 Turning Lives Around, Catholic Charities Linkages Transitional Housing Program and Planned Parenthood of NJ. 

To donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/monmouth-county-women-striking-for-those-who-cant

You can also show your solidarity with women and help generate awareness for A Day Without Women by wearing red on March 8.

What is a Huddle?
Following their international march on January 21st, organizers of the Women’s March have continued the movement with their 10 Actions in 100 Days plan. Action 2 encourages women to form “Huddles” in their neighborhoods and communities. Several have formed throughout Monmouth county to help sustain action toward a healthier, more inclusive and more equitable community.

About 180 Turning Lives Around
180 Turning Lives Around is a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. At 180, we have served individuals and families who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence since 1976. Our caring staff provides immediate and long-term support in assisting clients with the trauma they have experienced, while supporting them in obtaining services and making decisions that will turn their lives around. www.180nj.org

About Catholic Charities’ Linkages Transitional Housing Program
Transition housing program and case management for families at risk. All referrals must come from the Monmouth County Board of Social Services.
https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/services/children-families/

About Planned Parenthood of NJ
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc. (PPNCSNJ) provides high-quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable reproductive and complementary health care services, emphasizing privacy, confidentiality, dignity and sexual self-determination. We advocate for public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services. We provide and support education programs that expand understanding of human sexuality.
www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-northern-central-southern-new-jersey

For more information, contact:

Jamie Heckler
201-759-8185
jamieheckler@gmail.com

Christy Patton
concernedmother2017@yahoo.com

A Day Without Women: Recognizing and Supporting Monmouth County Women on March 8
Recognizing and Supporting Women in Monmouth County Who Cannot Strike

Middletown, NJ, March 7, 2017

On March 8th, women around the world will take part in A Day Without Women by pausing contributions to their homes and workplaces to shed light on the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

The Women’s March (organizers of A Day Without Women) recognizes that some women are not able to step away for a day, such as those who are single mothers, those facing economic insecurity and those who provide essential community services. “We strike for them.”

In the spirit of supporting women within Monmouth County who are unable to participate in the strike, Huddle groups in the Bayshore area are organizing delivery of over 100 meals to women and families at three local organizations on March 8.

• Lunch will be provided for staff at Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury. At a time when the availability of women’s healthcare is under attack from conservative leaders, it is more important than ever to show support and appreciation for the services they provide to our community, friends and neighbors.

• Dinner will be provided for workers, volunteers and families at two Monmouth County women’s shelters – 180 Turning Lives Around in Hazlet and Catholic Charities’ Linkages Transitional Housing Program in Tinton Falls. In the state of New Jersey, an act of domestic violence happens every 7.29 minutes. Both of these programs provide emergency services, and together are currently sheltering over 30 families.

Although making purchases during A Day Without Women is discouraged, exceptions include patronage of local, women-owned small businesses. In accordance with these guidelines, lunch will be catered by et al Fine Foods, a small business run by Kim Ramin in Highlands, NJ.

Donations are being accepted via GoFundMe toward of a goal of $1,700 to provide meals at these three community organizations. All additional contributions will go directly to 180 Turning Lives Around, Catholic Charities Linkages Transitional Housing Program and Planned Parenthood of NJ.

To donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/monmouth-county-women-striking-for-those-who-cant

You can also show your solidarity with women and help generate awareness for A Day Without Women by wearing red on March 8.

What is a Huddle?
Following their international march on January 21st, organizers of the Women’s March have continued the movement with their 10 Actions in 100 Days plan. Action 2 encourages women to form “Huddles” in their neighborhoods and communities. Several have formed throughout Monmouth county to help sustain action toward a healthier, more inclusive and more equitable community.

About 180 Turning Lives Around
180 Turning Lives Around is a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. At 180, we have served individuals and families who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence since 1976. Our caring staff provides immediate and long-term support in assisting clients with the trauma they have experienced, while supporting them in obtaining services and making decisions that will turn their lives around. www.180nj.org

About Catholic Charities’ Linkages Transitional Housing Program
Transition housing program and case management for families at risk. All referrals must come from the Monmouth County Board of Social Services. https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/services/children-families/

About Planned Parenthood of NJ
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc. (PPNCSNJ) provides high-quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable reproductive and complementary health care services, emphasizing privacy, confidentiality, dignity and sexual self-determination. We advocate for public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services. We provide and support education programs that expand understanding of human sexuality. www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-northern-central-southern-new-jersey