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.
I have met several of the employees of this great organization and I am impressed with the level of professionalism and caring I found while touring the facility. The counselors care about each and every person they are trying to help. The Women's Center of Jacksonville is a great model for other similar facilities to strive to emulate.
The WCJ is a wonderful, safe place for women and their families to come. WCJ provides a safe haven to share thoughts ,feelings and even learn! I will forever be thankful for the WCJ for changing my life. Without them I am not sure who I would be. These women are strong, intelligent and thoughtful...just like I am today.