Mission of the Month - May 2018 - Strengthen Our Sisters in Hewitt, NJ
The main mission of Strengthen Our Sisters (SOS) is to provide safe supportive shelter and services for battered/homeless women and children. The structure of the shelter is co-operative and non-hierarchal. The women play a major role in the decision-making process of the shelter, planning meals, activities, share jobs and more. They are supported in their goals toward furthering their education, developing skills, a sense of empowerment, and a positive self image. The women leaving the shelter have joined a circle of support through which a bond has been formed to work together, to empower each other, gain assertiveness, independence and self-sufficiency. SOS is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty and abuse.