CAMDEN —Camden County Women’s Center, a non-profit agency that provides services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, is reminding the community that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The agency is offering opportunities for interested individuals to get involved.
As the state designated domestic violence agency, Camden County Women's Center is home to the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). DVRT is a team of trained volunteer advocates that work with the police departments and hospitals to respond to victims in crisis. DVRT responds to nearly 500 calls each year, and connects a victim to the many services offered by Camden County Women's Center, whether it is assistance with obtaining a restraining order, navigating the criminal justice system, seeking therapy for the child witnesses, or entering counseling or a support group.
Camden County Women's Center is also participating in awareness events that the community is invited to participate in, such as the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge all through October and the annual celebration, Dice and Dessert, occurring on October 26 at 6:00 PM in Collingswood.
If you are interested in participating in any of the events, or want to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please visit www.camdencountywomenscenter.org
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call CCWC 24/7 Hotline at 856-227-1234.