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External Resources

0The 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 LGBTQ 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 first floor of the Student Center in Room 113C. Our phone number is 973-655-7130. 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.


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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 one 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 U.S. 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.

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 Coalition for Adoption Reform and Education)
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.

Breastfeeding

Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)
Provides information about human milk banks and how to donate breast milk.

La Leche League International and La Leche League of the Garden State
1-800-LA-LECHE
Provides mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education to help mothers breastfeed.

LactMed
Updated every month, LactMed is a database of drugs, medications, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes the possible adverse effects of these drugs in the nursing infant and suggests therapeutic alternatives, where appropriate.

NJ Breastfeeding Coalition
Works to support breastfeeding in the state of New Jersey. Website includes resources for parents, including women’s legal rights to publicly breastfeed in New Jersey, protections for breastfeeding employees, and other resources for parents.

NJ WIC Program
1-200-328-3838
Provides resources for breastfeeding families, including support services available in the state through WIC.

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1-800-994-9662
Provides evidence-based answers to common breastfeeding questions and concerns, including health benefits, learning to breastfeed, breastfeeding challenges, pumping and storing breast milk, and breastfeeding at home, work, and in public.

ZipMilk.org
Searchable database by zip code for breastfeeding support providers, including Lactation Consultants, Breastfeeding Counselors and Educators, Medical Professionals, Support Groups, and WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators.

Career Counseling and Business Development

Montclair State Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education
School of Nursing, Room 356
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, activities 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 $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.

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.

Domestic and Sexual Violence

Montclair State Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
University Police: (973)655-5222
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners: (973)655-4361
Rape Care Advocates: Safe and Sound Program at UMDNJ- University Hospital (973)972-1325 or Passaic County Women’s Center 24 Hour Hotline(973)881-1450

Alternatives to Domestic Violence (A Division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services)
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Services include: Support groups, holiday projects, crisis response, prevention through education program, and more.

Battered Women’s Help Line
YWCA of Union County Elizabeth, NJ
(908)355-4357

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
Serves the state of New Jersey (800)572-7233

Essex County Family Violence Program
(973)484-4446

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

New Jersey Sexual Assault Resources by County

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

Passaic County Women’s Center 
24 Hour Hotline: 973-881-1450

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

SAVE of Essex County (Sexual Assault and Violence Education Center)
Hotline: 877-733-CARE (2273)

The Center for Hope and Safety (Formerly 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, activities and trips.

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

Wafa House
1-800-930-WAFA(9232)
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.

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.

UN Women
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
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.

essay1@montclair.edu
All women are invited to write for the Montclair State magazine.

Hotline/Help

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 406
Washington, D.C., 20036
Hotline: 1-800-65-HOPE(4673)
Chat Online: https://hotline.rainn.org/online
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.

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

Passaic County Women’s Center 
24 Hour Hotline: 973-881-1450

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

SAVE of Essex County (Sexual Assault and Violence Education Center)
Hotline: 877-733-CARE (2273)

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, activities and trips.

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

Wafa House
1-800-930-WAFA(9232)
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.

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

LGBTQ Resources

See the LGBTQ Center’s webpage

Mental Health/Counseling/Support Groups

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.

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.

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

LGBT Task Force (NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence)
(844)403-2111

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

Montclair State 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

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, activities and trips.

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

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.

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

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

Spirituality

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

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

Montclair State 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

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

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

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

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

Planned Parenthood Newark
Mulberry Health Center
240 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973)622-3900

Planned Parenthood Paterson
680 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07505
(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 Coalition
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.

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 administrators.

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.