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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Children & Youth, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit, Youth Development

Mission: The mission of the Women's Center of Jacksonville is to support and empower women by nurturing mind, body, and spirit and by advocating for the dignity and respect of all women.

Programs: Community education: programs and services focused on issues relevant to women and girls. Services include adult literacy services for women including tutoring, small classes, ged preparation; women renewed employment re-entry program for female ex-offenders; breast cancer survivor support, education and advocacy; facilitated after-school girls circle groups; exhibits of women artists; information and referral; personal growth groups, support groups, and education forums on women's issues, and outreach in the community; and lending library.

counseling program: individual and group therapy; couple and family counseling services; and support and personal growth groups. The program is designed with a flexible fee structure to accommodate individuals of varying financial needs. Specialties include counseling for trauma (or post-traumatic stress disorder) and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

the rape recovery team (rrt) offers six core services in duval, baker and nassau counties, including: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment, system coordination and community awareness. In addition, the rrt offers peer-facilitated support groups and long-term advocacy for survivors of sexual assault. Services are offered to male and female survivors and their loved ones ages 12 and older whether they choose to make a law enforcement report or not. Primary prevention programming is offered to elementary, middle and high school youth. Professional training and community education are also provided upon request.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Women's Center of Jacksonville is an all around amazing center. They offer services for Continuing Education, Counseling, and Sexual Assault Survivors. The Women's Center of Jacksonville helps clients age 12 and up both male and female, and do not discriminate. They are always willing to help, including running a 24 hour sexual assault crisis hotline.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In December of 1999, I was diagnosed with my second advanced cancer. At that time, I had to make the decision to move my Bosom Buddies organization to a nonprofit organization that would continue my work as founder in case my time on earth was over. After much deliberation, I decided that the Women's Center of Jacksonville met all the criteria for a new and permanent home for Bosom Buddies. We moved there in 2000 and it has far exceeded my expectations. Not only does it provide a safe haven for breast cancer survivors, but it also provides other services specifically tailored to women, should the need arise. Bosom Buddies has grown and added a Young Survivors Group and Survivor Advocates to its menu of services. Everyone there is committed to not only helping women survive, but encouraging them and helping them thrive. I'm proud to continue to serve Bosom Buddies and the Women's Center after all these years.