Alternatives to Violence Program

Battery is an act of violence provoked by an urge to gain power and control over another person. You may be a betterer if you strike your partner or a child; if you are a jealous person with an explosive temper; if you criticize or verbally abuse your partner or child; if you drink heavily or use drugs; if you or your parents were abused; if you generally attempt to control your partner's or child's behavior, money, decisions.

We offer support such as:
• Support and guidance for individuals and their family members
• Counseling to assist in understanding violent tendencies for a small class fee
• Alternative techniques for dealing with violent behaviour
• Educational materials



Domestic Violence Program

Battery is an act of violence involving the threat or use of force against anyone, male or female. It can occur through physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse. You may be a betterer if you strike your partner or a child; if you are a jealous person with an explosive temper; if you criticize or verbally abuse your partner or child; if you drink heavily or use drugs; if you or your parents were abused; if you generally attempt to control your partner's or child's behavior, money, decisions.

We offer the following:
• Emergency shelter
• Individual counseling
• Support groups
• Legal referrals and court preparation
• Parenting skills training
• Educational material
• Networking/ information and referral
• Alternatives to Violence Group for batterers


Legal Advocacy

Salem County Women's Services offers free legal advocacy services to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Our court liaison will be happy to meet you for an appointment either at our office or before court at the court house.

We offer information about:
• Your legal rights
• Legal options to protect yourself
• Court preparation
• Obtaining a restraining order
• Child support and visitation issues
• Court accompaniment




Sexual Assault Program

Rape is an act of violence committed against a person's will involving a threat or use of force.

We offer support such as:
• Accompaniment to hospitals and police
• Individual counseling
• Support groups
• Educational materials
• Information and referrals


Domestic Violence Program
856-935-6655

24 Hour Hotline
TTY-935-7118

Toll Free
1-888-632-9511