For women transitioning from home to the paid workforce following separation, divorce, disability or death or a spouse or significant other, the Center’s programs and services are available to help you move toward economic self-sufficiency. Domestic abuse survivors, displaced homemakers, veterans, LGBT, and others, may be eligible for referrals or funded computer training through the Bergen County One Stop Career System. Women’s Rights Information Center is a member of the Displaced Homemaker Network of New Jersey.
Participate in classes, workshops, programs and services to improve your skills and enrich your life.
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm.
Evening hours available for Programs
Equip yourself with the skills and tools you need to get a new or better job. For job search counseling, interview coaching, networking, employment assistance, resume development and career counseling, call (201) 568-1166 for an orientation appointment. (Orientations are every other Wednesday at 1pm.)
Enter the workforce with style and confidence. Low-income job seekers can shop for outfits and accessories from our Career Closet of donated items. To make an appointment, call (201) 568-1166.
Clothing donations are being accepted by WRIC volunteers at Past & Present Consignment Shop, 253 Closter Dock Road, Closter, New Jersey. We ask that all donated items be no older than 5 years old, laundered, on hangers, seasonally appropriate, and suited for interview, job, or network settings. Call ahead for drop off hours - 201-784-7441.
MICROSOFT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
qUICKBOOKS TRAINING & CERTIFICATION*
Gain the competitive edge with the skills and credentials you need to set yourself apart in the job market. Our classes include: Certified Microsoft Office Specialist training and Certified Bookkeeping and Quickbooks Specialist training*. Accreditations: NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development approved training provider; Microsoft-authorized training and certification center; Intuit-authorized training and certification center; Bergen County One Stop Career System/Workfirst New Jersey collaborative partner. For training courses, call Martha Velez, or email mvelez @ womensrights.org. For certification testing, email jsprance @ womensrights.org
*Certified Bookkeeping and Quickbooks Specialist training and Certification coming soon.
ESL / CITIZENSHIP CLASSES
Se habla Español
ESL: We offer classes for improving English skills. Contact Ysabel Espinal at yespinal @ womensrights.org. Se habla Español.
Se ofrecen clases de inglés, cuidadania y de computadora básica. Tenemos también damos ayuda sobre carreras, búsqueda de empleo y entrenamiento. Contractar a Ysabel Espinal at 201.568.1166 o yespinal @ womensrights.org
We offer Citzenship Classes. Contact Ysabel Espinal at yespinal @ womensrights.org.
INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND REFERRALS
Through our local, county and statewide network of agencies and non-profit organizations, we can help you find resources and services for your personal and family needs. Call us at (201) 568-1166 or email lmaurer @ womensrights.org
For family, matrimonial and child support issues, and immigration issues, half-hour appointments are scheduled Monday evenings and one Thursday night a month with attorneys specializing in family law. Call us at (201) 568-1166, or email lmaurer @ womensrights.org. (Consultations in Spanish available)
Shared Housing is a personalized service that matches those who are looking for housing with those who are looking to share their home or apartment. Shared Housing benefits include: reduced financial burden and therefore an opportunity to increase savings as well as keep one’s home, sharing of household tasks, companionship possibilities, and more. Women’s Rights Information Center is a member of the National Shared Housing Resource Center. Homelessness prevention referrals and housing counseling services are also available by appointment. Call 201-568-1166 or email sbendes @ womensrights.org
To contribute your time and talents to help the Center help other women, contact Lisa Maurer - lmaurer @ womensrights.org
For dislocated workers or unemployment insurance recipients seeking computer training and/or certification to improve their work qualifications and re-enter the workforce. You may be eligible for referrals or funded training through the Bergen County One Stop Career System. Call Martha Velez, or email mvelez @ womensrights.org
WOMEN'S DIVERSITY BOOK GROUP
The Women's Diversity Book Group meets monthly to discuss works by and about women. It is cosponsored by the Community Outreach Committee of Women's Rights Information Center and the Englewood Public Library. For further information, leave a message for organizer Nancy Ferer at 201.568.1166
Monthly workshops are offered on a variety of topics of interest to women including health and wellness, stress management, violence prevention, financial management, self-esteem, and more. To register or inquire, call us at (201) 568-1166 or email Support.WRIC @ womensrights.org. Check our home-page for job fairs, hiring events, special programs, yoga, and other news.
To present a workshop, call Lisa Maurer, or email lmaurer @ womensrights.org
WORKFIRST NEW JERSEY
For individuals striving to move from government assistance to employment and self-sufficiency. You may be eligible for referrals or funded training through the Bergen County One Stop Career System. Call Martha Velez, or email mvelez @ womensrights.org