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Partners for Women and Justice Receives Grants

June 23, 2011

PARTNERS FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE AWARDED GRANTS FROM

THE MONTCLAIR FOUNDATION AND PROVIDENT BANK FOUNDATION

Montclair, New Jersey/June 23, 2011 – Partners for Women and Justice has received grants from The Montclair Foundation and Provident Bank Foundation.   Partners for Women and Justice (“Partners”) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to empower low income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice.  Partners offers quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters and guidance to promote financial competence and independence.

 The Montclair Foundation’s grant is to be used to support Partners’ mPower Legal Assistance programming.  The Montclair Foundation’s grant program is intended to support a broad range of activities and organizations that contribute to the quality of life in Montclair and its environs.  The Montclair Foundation’s grant will be used towards three of Partners’ ongoing programs which include mPower Legal Clinics, mPower HelpLine and mPower Pro Se assistance.  All three programs enable eligible low-income women – who have no choice but to represent themselves in court – to proceed in a competent and knowledgeable manner. 

The Provident Bank Foundation‘s grant will be used to support Partners’ Domestic Violence Pro Bono Program, which it runs jointly with Rachel Coalition.  This program provides high quality legal representation to women seeking Final Restraining Orders (“FRO”) in Family Court. Together, Rachel and Partners recruit, train and mentor attorneys interested in helping victims of domestic violence achieve safety for themselves and their children.  The purpose of The Provident Bank Foundation’s grant program is intended to provide funding in support of charitable causes and community development activities in communities served by The Provident Bank throughout New Jersey.

To learn more about Partners for Women and Justice please call 973-233-0111 or visit www.pfwj.org.

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