LOCAL LINKS

DASI (DOMESTIC ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT INTERVENTION SERVICES)

DASI is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, established in 1984, providing comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families, and survivors of human trafficking, in Sussex County, NJ. Survivor services are free and confidential.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD – NEWTON HEALTH CENTER

Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Their skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering all people high-quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life, and we’re very fortunate to have a clinic available to us here in Sussex County.

 

PROJECT SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The mission of Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County is to support and empower low-income individuals and families to improve the quality of life for themselves and for their children through comprehensive family stability and personal and economic self-sufficiency services.

 

THE CENTER FOR PREVENTION & COUNSELING

The center’s mission is to promote health, hope and recovery among all people by fostering a community in which individuals and families thrive.  They are based in Newton, NJ.

 

JAMIE BRUESEHOFF’S BLOG – I AM *ToTALLY* THAT MOM

Jamie and her daughter Rebekah are powerful voices in our local community, particularly in relation to transgender rights.  Jamie’s blog is a fantastic read, and an excellent source of transgender rights-related information and resources.

 

GARDEN STATE EQUALITY

Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  In this post-marriage environment, their main focuses are youth, transgender people, and seniors, and our work on those issues is informed by racial, economic, and disability justice concerns. GSE is working on campaigns to address safe environments for youth, improvement of health services that meet LGBT community needs, and respectful treatment of seniors. Beyond that, GSE supports NJ’s activist community by bringing an LGBT lens to the shared struggle for justice.

 

GLSEN

GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.   Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

 

SAGE

SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. Headquartered in New York City, with staff across the country, SAGE also coordinates a growing network of affiliates in the United States.

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