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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Youth Development Programs

Mission: A Partnership for Change, Inc. (APFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending family and intimate partner violence through the provision of comprehensive education and awareness programs. APFC's initiatives are designed to educate and empower people and professionals from all walks of life with practical information on how to safely and effectively support their loved ones, friends, students, colleagues, patients or clients. We also work to change prevailing attitudes about intimate partner violence that often blame the victim and rarely hold abusers accountable.

Programs: Apfc operates two programs that are grant supported powerback, a teen dating abuse prevention initiative and prep, a training series for law enforcement professionals, and also conducts a fee for service program known as the intimate partner violence advocate certification series. In addition, apfc is often hired to provide individual workshops for community service agencies on a fee paid basis. This past year's accomplishments included a. Ipva series which conducted five classes educating 25 professionals including counselors, social workers, nurses, victim advocates. B. Powerback which is a year long program operated in three high schools and reached 2,000 plus students at four awareness events and conducted 30 teen peer leader training workshops certifying 36 teen peer leaders and educated 64 adults including faculty,parents,guardians,administrators on best practices for intervention and provided 117 teen victims and six adult victims with support and referral. C. Prep conducted 28 workshops at two sites reaching 349 police officers from 94 departments in eleven counties in new jersey. D. Fee paid programs for teens which conducted one teen workshop for jefferson township hs, riverdell hs, and roselle park hs. Fee paid programs for adults which conducted workshops for the cape may prosecutor's office, the somerset county prosecutor's office, the burlington county department of health and human services, robin's nest community services for five classes, and sources for human services for four classes reaching 408 professionals. Community programs which were pro bono and reached 244 law enforcement and human service professionals at the union county domestic violence summit and at the bergen county bar association's panel discussion.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently took their class on teen dating abuse - it was excellent. I feel better prepared to help students who are victims of dating abuse or who witness domestic violence in the home. As a parent and a teacher, I cannot thank you enough for what you do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a rebuttal to soul survivors review. Myself and many colleagues have taken A Partnership For Change classes and they are the COMPLETE opposite of bigoted. They are professional, always give the most updated statistics and facts on both a national and local level. The basis of their work is to help communities understand the devastating impact of intimate partner abuse on all victims. You clearly have never taken any one of their classes because if you did you would know how important it is to them to empower and assist all people in understanding, supporting and working with any victim.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Bigoted hate group that used fake, not referenced and false statistics to push an ideology rather than use facts from published peer reviewed studies. Their failure to recognize, help or even acknowledge more than half of domestic violence victims enables batterers and is hurtful and triggering to those survivors.

Review from Guidestar