Strengthen Our Sisters is a grassroots, community based, 501(c) (3), 155 bed shelter program serving homeless/battered women and children. The mission of Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.

Event: The Modern Mystery School NJ is Holding a Charity Event For Strengthen Our Sisters entitled PSYCHIC FAIR. The event will be held on October 23rd from 12pm - 7pm at the Days Inn in Bridgewater, NJ. Click here to learn more.

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Family violence is a debilitating injustice against women and children. Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to helping women and children find alternatives through counseling, advocacy, support groups, parenting programs, child care, children's workshops and employment development programs.
The Wheel of Power and Control

Using intimidation: making her afraid by using looks, actions, gestures, smashing things, destroying her property, abusing pets, displaying weapons.
Using emotional abuse: putting her down, making her feel bad about herself, calling her names, making her think she's crazy, playing mind games, humiliating her, making her feel guilty.
Using isolation: controlling what she does, who she sees and talks to, what she reads, where she goes, limiting her outside involvement, using jealousy to justify actions.
Minimizing, denying, and blaming: making light of the abuse and not taking her concerns about it seriously, saying the abuse didn't happen, shifting responsibility for abusive behavior, saying she caused it.
Using children: making her feel guilty about the children, using the children to relay messages, using visitation to harass her, threatening to take children away.
Using male privilege: treating her like a servant, making all the big decisions, acting like the "master of the castle", being the one to define men's and women's roles.
Using economic abuse: preventing her from getting or keeping a job, making her ask for money, giving her an allowance, taking her money, not letting her know about or have access to family income.
Using coercion and threats: making and/or carrying out threats to hurt her, threatening to leave her, to commit suicide, to report her to welfare, making her drop charges, making her do illegal things.


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