Mother’s Day Drive
On Mother’s Day many of you will be surrounded by family, making memories. Abused women and their children are not so fortunate. They often suffer short and long-term post-traumatic stress. Luckily, the Montgomery County Family Justice Center is here to help. And you can help too!
This Mother’s Day, The Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation would like you to please partner with us and support our programs that can ease the burden of domestic violence survivors and their families. Your vital contributions help fund emergency transportation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, fill our Baskets of Hope with health care essentials, help moms develop safety plans for themselves and their families, offer enhanced psychological counseling, provide workshops to help break the cycle of violence, provide legal assistance for those in need, and give moms the gift of knowing that through our programs many of their kids can attend free Summer Day Camp at County Rec Centers. What better Mother’s Day gift than to let victims of domestic violence know you care.
Donations can be made online
or dropped off:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
600 Jefferson Plaza, Ste 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Checks can be mailed to:
PO Box 10692
Rockville, MD 20849
Financial literacy is a key to self-sufficiency. Self-sufficiency is a key to independent thinking. Independence is a critical piece in providing a better chance for a domestic violence victim to leave – and not return – to an abusive relationship.
The MCFJC Foundation, aware that victims of domestic violence are a vulnerable population who are oftentimes financially underserved and underbanked, is working with a local financial institution on a special project to help FJC clients (many of whom have never had access to any money of their own!) develop financial literacy and financial capacity.
To learn more about our Financial Literacy Program click here to contact us.
- Why financial independence is critical
- How financial independence helps break the intergenerational cycle of violence
- How do I learn how to budget?
- Interactive discussions and Q & A events for parents and middle and high school students around the issue of financial literacy
- Selecting a bank or credit union that will be best for you
- How to open an account
- Establishing your own credit (or credit repair!
- Saving – no matter how small!
- Keeping your banking information safe
What is a Family Justice Center?
The Montgomery County Family Justice Center is one of only approximately 40 centers located in the United States and other countries. The concept is to create a family-friendly environment in which a multi-disciplinary team of professionals works together in one, centralized location to provide coordinated services to victims of family violence.
Prior to the Center’s opening in Montgomery County, victims of domestic violence would have to visit as many as 20 different agencies to receive vital services and assistance. With victims often escaping their situations with only the clothes on their back and no transportation, this made an already challenging situation nearly impossible.
The mission of the MCFJC Foundation is two-fold: we support the work of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center by raising funds and providing services to victims of domestic violence and their children; and we raise awareness regarding the impact of domestic violence and outreach to the County’s youth to help teach about healthy relationships. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, The MCFJC Foundation works to help strengthen the lives of families affected by domestic violence and relationship abuse and break the cycle of violence in future generations.
We look forward to the day when the scourge of domestic violence – emotional, psychological and physical abuse – will no longer be a factor in the lives of our friends and neighbors in Montgomery County.