External Resources

The following is a list of some of the resources available for women at Montclair State University and in northern New Jersey. The Women's Center maintains a comprehensive listing of resources and hotline numbers for issues such as substance abuse, parenting, self-help, domestic violence, bereavement, cancer, AIDS, divorce and separation, and GLBT issues. If you need help locating resources, or would like to discuss a particular problem or concern, please call or stop by the Women's Center. We are located on the 4th floor, room 421, of the Student Center, and our phone number is (973)-655-5114. All members of the campus community are welcome to stop by the Women's Center to obtain information and referrals, to use the library, or just to talk. We look forward to meeting you.

Note: The Women's Center does not necessarily endorse or recommend the services listed in this guide.

Adoption Support

NJ ARCH (NJ Adoption Resource Clearinghouse)
76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 209
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-763-2041
877-427-2465

NJCARE (New Jersey Coaltion for Openness in Adoption)
Services: Support groups for adopted persons, adoptive parents and birth parents.

Bereavement Support

NCJW Center for Women
513 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973)740-0588

Support groups include: Widows Moving On, Rainbows (a support group for children and teens), Young Widows Support Group (for women under 40). Call NCJW Center for meeting details and times.

Career Counseling and Business Development

MSU Center for Career Services and Community-Based Learning
Room 337 Morehead Hall
Montclair State University
(973)655-5194

Shelter Our Sisters
Hackensack, NJ
24-Hour Hotline: (201)944-9600
Services include: 24 hour emergency shelter, counseling, and support. Job readiness is also available along with ESL programs, resume writing, computer skills, and more. Help to acquire permanent housing is also available. The follow up program provides counseling for women who have moved on but still need emotional help. Services for children include tutoring, activites, and trips.

ESSEX COUNTY:

NCJW Center for Women
513 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
(201)994-4994

Services:Job Readiness Program. No fee. Assists displaced homemakers with job readiness skills and employment referrals. Computer classes also available for a $85; discounts available for displaced homemakers.

BERGEN COUNTY:

Women's Rights Information Center
108 West Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201)568-1166

Services: Career counseling, computer-training, life coaching, and job readiness. No fee. Contact the WRIC for an appointment.

Credit Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of NJ
185 Ridgedale Ave.
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
(888)726-3260

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

MSU Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
University Police: (973)655-5222
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners: (973)655-4361
Rape Care Advocates: (973)972-1325 or (973)881-1450

Alternatives to Domestic Violence
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Services Include: Support groups, holiday projects, crisis response, prevention through education program, and more.

Bergen County Rape Crisis Center
24-Hour Hotline: (201)487-2227

The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 774
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609-522-6489
Services: Crisis intervention, counseling services, legal counseling, sexual assault support groups, support groups for men with anger issues (MEND), parenting class, children's group, food bank, and more.

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800)572-7233

Essex County Family Violence Program
(973)484-4446

Lesbian Helpline and Support Group
(800)224-0211

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault
(800)601-7200

NJ Rape Care Programs and Services
Bergen: (201)487-2227
Essex: (877)733-2273
Hudson: (201)795-5757
Middlesex: (877)665-7273
Morris: (973)829-0587
Passaic: (973)881-1450
Somerset: (908)526-7444
Sussex: (973)875-1211
Union: (908)233-7273
Warren: (908)453-4181

The Safe House at Clara Maas Medical Center
Bloomfield, NJ
24-Hour Hotline: (973)759-2154

Shelter Our Sisters
Hackensack, NJ
24-Hour Hotline: (201)944-9600
Services include: 24 hour emergency shelter, counseling, and support. Job readiness is also available along with ESL programs, resume writing, computer skills, and more. Help to acquire permanent housing is also available. The follow up program provides counseling for women who have moved on but still need emotional help. Services for children include tutoring, activites, and trips.

Womanspace
Lawrenceville, NJ
24-Hour Hotline: (609)394-9000

Battered Women's Help Line
Elizabeth, NJ
(908)355-4357

Rachel Coalition
Florham Park, NJ
(973)740-1233

Wafa House
1-800-930-wafa
Wafa House is a support center dedicated to educating and assisting victims of domestic violence and other social issues.  Wafa House assists all people but is specially trained to provide assistance and support to the Muslim community.

GLBT Resources

Gay Activist Alliance of Morris County
(973)285-1595

NJ Anti-Violence Project (Gay Helpline)
(973)285-4346

National Gay Task Force Crisisline
(800)221-7044

Debbie S. Frank, LCSW
Counseling for individuals, couples, families. Specializing in the GLBT community
130 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
(973)571-2120
Fax: (973)571-2130

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(800) - 777 - 4723
(202) - 628 - 4160

America's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, providing a national voice on GLBT issues.

Rainbow Families of New Jersey
P.O. Box 1385
Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) - 763 - 8511

A resource and support group for GLBT parents and would-be parents in the Garden State.

Union Congregational Church
17 Cooper Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
(973) - 744 - 7424

A progressive Christian church located in Montclair, NJ open to GLBT members.

Legal Assistance

The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 774
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609-522-6489
Services: Crisis intervention, counseling services, legal counseling, sexual assault support groups, support groups for men with anger issues (MEND), parenting class, children's group, food bank, and more.

Community Health Law Project
185 Valley St.
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973)275-1175

NCJW Center for Women
513 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973)994-4994 Services: Peer support groups, job readiness, financial fitness, teen dating violence support group, legal assistance, educational workshops, career closet (clothes voucher).

Women's Center Legal Clinic
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Rd.
Randolph, NJ 07869
(973)328-5025

Women's Rights Litigation Clinic (Rutgers Newark)
15 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 08102
(973)353-5637

Women's Rights Information Center
Women's Center Building
108 W. Palisades Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201)568-1166

Mental Health/Counseling/Support Groups

Addictions Hotline of New Jersey
(800)238-2333
Services: 24-hour hotline for information about treatment, evaluation, self or professional help, and support groups for those who wish to stop their addictions.

Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
570 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 108
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973)740-0234

The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 774
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609-522-6489
Services: Crisis intervention, counseling services, legal counseling, sexual assault support groups, support groups for men with anger issues (MEND), parenting class, children's group, food bank, and more.

Community Psychiatric Institute
49 South Munn Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973)673-3342

Contact-We Care, Inc.
P.O. Box 2376
Westfield, NJ 07091
(908)301-1899
24-Hour Hotline: (908)232-2880

Family Service Bureau
393 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
(973)412-2056

First Call for Help
(800)648-0132
Services: Help find emergency shelter, crisis intervention, and help for the mentally ill.

Debbie S. Frank, LCSW
Counseling for individuals, couples, families. Specializing in the GLBT community
130 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
(973)571-2120
Fax: (973)571-2130

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
760 Noerthfield Avenue (on campus of JCC Metrowest)
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973)765-9050

Lesbian Helpline and Support Group (NJ Coalition for Battered Women)
(800)224-0211

Mountainside Hospital Mental Health Services
(973)429-6121
24-hour Crisis Intervention Hotline: (973)429-6969

Montclair Fund for Women
41 Watchung Plaza - STE 72
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)746-9068

MSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)
Gilbreth House
(973)655-5211

Montclair State University Drop-In Center
(973)655-5271

NCJW Center for Women
513 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973)994-4994 Services: Peer support groups, job readiness, financial fitness, teen dating violence support group, legal assistance, educational workshops, career closet (clothes voucher).

NJ Eating Disorders Helpline
(800)624-2268

NJ Self-Help Clearinghouse
Saint Clare's Health System Provides contacts for over 4,500 local self-help groups throughout New Jersey.
Toll-free: (800)367-6274

The Pride Institute at Summit Hospital
19 Prospect Street
Summit, NJ 07901
(908)277-9192
(800)753-5223

Barbara Reese, Women's Therapy Service of Montclair
460 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite 307
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)783-2292

Shelter Our Sisters
Hackensack, NJ
24-Hour Hotline: (201)944-9600
Services include: 24 hour emergency shelter, counseling, and support. Job readiness is also available along with ESL programs, resume writing, computer skills, and more. Help to acquire permanent housing is also available. The follow up program provides counseling for women who have moved on but still need emotional help. Services for children include tutoring, activites, and trips.

Somerset Medical Center
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(800)914-9444

Women's Counseling and Pyschotherapy
201 South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ
(973)992-9190

Sexual Harassment

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault
(800)601-7200

NJ Division on Civil Rights
Newark: (973)648-2700
Paterson: (973)977-4500
Trenton: (609)292-4605

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Newark District Office
(973)645-6385

MSU Community:
See the President's Policy on Sexual Harassment, visit or call the Women's Center for more information or to discuss options.

Spirituality

MSU Resources
Campus Ministries
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Hillel Jewish Student Union
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Muslim Student Association
Newman Catholic Center
Pagan Student Union

Contact Kathleen Costello for more on MSU's spiritual- and faith-based organizations.

Unitarian Church of Montclair
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)744-6276

Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
(973)744-7424

Star Seed Yoga
215 Glen Ridge Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)783-1036

Yoga and Meditation Center of Montclair
9 Patton Place
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
(973)746-6707

Morning Star Zendo (group Zen meditation)
50 Glenwood Avenue
Apartment 309
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201)985-1515

American Muslim Taskforce
(510) - 252 - 9863

The American Muslim Taskforce seeks to define the objectives, issues, and strategies that concern the American Muslim community.

Religious Tolerance.Org

A valuable resource containing articles on over 3,000 subjects, promoting education and tolerance of faith across the world.

Women's Health

MSU Health Center
Blanton Hall
(973)655-4361

Cumberland County Women's Center/Women's Referral Central
(800)322-8092

Family Health Line
(800)328-3838
Services: Referrals to nutritional and educational programs, maternal and child health programs, family planning and reproductive programs, and more.

National Abortion Federation Hotline (abortion funding)
(800)772-9100

Women's Services
707 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07514
(973)345-4077

Mountainside Hospital
Bay and Highland Avenues
Glen Ridge/Montclair, NJ
(973)429-6000

Dr. Joana Okafor, Gynecologist
22 Ball St.
Suite 2
Irvington, NJ
(973)399-4856

Pilgrim Medical Center, Inc.
393 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)746-1500
(800)772-2174

Planned Parenthood
29 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)746-7116

Planned Parenthood
575 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201)489-1140

Planned Parenthood
Chubb Center
151 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973)622-3900

Planned Parenthood
171 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07102
(973)345-3883

St. Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973)322-5000

Women's Choice
10 Zabriskie Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(973)489-2266

National Breast Cancer Coaltion
1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 1300
Washington, D.C. 20036
(800) - 622 - 2838
(202) - 296 - 7477

The nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group.

National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) - 496 - 4000

The primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Feminist Organizations/Sites

Distinguished Women

A resource for biographies and profiles of women throughout history.

National Women's Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street, P.O. Box
335 Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) - 568 - 8060

Located in Seneca Falls, NY, this museum seeks to honor and celebrate women and their contributions to American history.

The Ms. Foundation for Women
12 MetroTech Center, 26th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
(212) - 742 - 1653

A philanthropic and activist organization dedicated to supporting and educating women and girls. Creators of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

National Organization for Women
1100H Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) - 628 - 8669

The largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Dedicated to bringing about equality for all women.

Global Fund for Women
222 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) - 248 - 4800

A grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing women's rights groups all over the world in order to combat poverty, violence, and discrimination.

UNIFEM
304 East 45th Street, 15th Floor
New York NY 100017
(212) - 906 - 6400

The United Nations Development Fund for Women, focused on developing women's human rights all over the world.

Feminist Campus.Org

The world's largest pro-choice student network.

Inequality.org

An online resource highlighting the growing economic gap in the United States and bringing these issues to the forefront of American awareness.

Modest Beautiful Muslima Magazine
Yasmin Essa
essay1@mail.montclair.edu

Whether you are Muslim, non-Muslim, female, or male, you are invited to read MBM Magazine in order to get an insight of what Muslim women are really about. All women are invited to write for the msulyris magazine.

Hotline/Help

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 406
Washington, D.C., 20036
(202) - 544 - 3064

The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Women in Education

American Association of University Women
1111 Sixteenth St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) - 785 - 7700

Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd St., NW, Seventh Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) - 466 - 1000

A subscription based source for news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and adminstrators.

Violence Against Women

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
P.O. Box 374
Quettta, Pakistan
0092 - 300 - 5541258

RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.

V-Day

A global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.

Feminist.Com

An online activist community and portal of resources and information that supports women's equality, justice, wellness and safety.

Activist Groups

League of Women Voters
204 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) - 394 - 3303

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.

National Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) - 727 - 2700

Using law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

New Jersey Community Water Watch
119 Somerset Street, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) - 249 - 4108

Water Watch works to empower students and community members to address water quality problems in New Jersey's urban areas through education and service.

New Jersey Peace Action
673 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) - 259 - 1126

A grassroots organization dedicated to promoting peace in America. Part of the National Peace Action Network.

Operation Truth
770 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) - 982 - 9699

Operation Truth is America's first and largest nonprofit, non-partisan advocacy organization for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Rock the Vote
1505 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) - 719 - 9910

Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and empowering young people to change their world.

Sierra Club
85 Second Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) - 977 - 5500

America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

TransFair USA
1500 Broadway, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) - 663 - 5260

Auditing transactions between US companies offering Fair Trade Certified™ products and the international suppliers from whom they source, in order to guarantee that the farmers and farm workers behind Fair Trade Certified goods were paid a fair, above-market price. In addition, annual inspections conducted by FLO ensure that strict socioeconomic development criteria are being met using increased Fair Trade revenues.

United for Peace and Justice
630 9th Avenue, Suite 216
New York, NY 10108
(212) - 868 - 5545

United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1300 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.

United Service Organizations
1 (888) - 484 - 3876

The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform.

Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union
P.O. Box 32159
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) - 642 - 2084

Working in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Amnesty International USA
5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
(212) - 807 - 8400

Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) - 966 - 5932

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is the first legal rights organization on the East Coast serving Asian Americans.

League of United Latin American Citizens
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) - 833 - 6130

Advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
1629 K Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) - 466 - 3311

Providing a network of current and up-to-date information and news on civil rights in America.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) - 447 - 8760

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

Reproductive Health

NARAL Pro-Choice America
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) - 973 - 3000

The leading national advocate for personal privacy and a woman’s right to choose.

Planned Parenthood
210 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) - 278 - 5863

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.

Political Organizations

CPAC 2006
1007 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) - 752 - 4391

Taking place from February 9-11, 2006, CPAC is the nation's largest gathering of conservative political activists.

Democracy for America - Inspired by the presidential campaign of Howard Dean, Democracy for America (DFA) is a political action committee dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government—from school board to the presidency.

Move On
(510) - 252 - 9863

The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.3 million members across America – from carpenters to stay-at-home moms to business leaders – we work together to realize the progressive vision of our country’s founders. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.

The Democratic Party

The Republican Party

The Green Party

The Socialist Party

The Libertarian Party