Email: healingspace@ywcabergencounty.org

YWCA Bergen County’s healingSPACE —the only Sexual Violence Resource Center of its kind in the county—is a safe and welcoming place for survivors of sexual assault/abuse, their families and friends. Our 24/7 crisis intervention hotline provides free and confidential assistance, and trained advocates provide counseling and medical and legal accompaniments to survivors. HealingSPACE also offers support groups, volunteer training, and educational programs for schools and businesses, as well as sponsors activities to raise community awareness about sexual violence.

Hotline 201-487-2227

healingSPACE provides a free and confidential 24-hour hotline to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, their family, and friends. Support is available to anyone who has experienced sexual violence, whether it happened hours or years ago.



National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year, SAAM is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the theme “Prevention is possible” to help individuals, communities and the private sector understand how they can take action to promote safety, respect and equality to stop sexual assault before it happens.

healingSPACE Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1 through April 30, 2016

In conjunction with 2016 SAAM, YWCA Bergen County’s healing SPACE will be hosting a series of events to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. We’re calling on individuals, communities and the private sector to be a part of the solution by taking action during and beyond SAAM to create the cultural shift necessary to eliminate sexual violence once and for all.

The YWCA Bergen County’s healingSPACE commercial promoting services and the NEW Smart Phone App.

healingSPACE Kicking Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ
5:00 to  7:00 pm 

The Hunting Ground Screenings

April 4 through April 8, 2016
Dwight Morrow High School
274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631

healingSPACE Clothesline Project Unveiling

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
1 Bergen County Plaza, 1st Floor Lobby
4:00 to  6:00 pm 

This powerful display is designed to raise awareness about  the impact violence  has on the community,  featuring t-shirts created by  survivors of personal violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, child abuse and murder. Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and Board of Chosen Freeholders members will join YWCA Bergen County’s healingSPACE staff as they unveil the month long clothesline display. For more information, please contact Mariam.

Take Back the Night

Monday, April 11, 2016
Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ
6:00 to  9:00 pm

Take Back The Night is an empowering speak out and march with the purpose of unifying women and men in awareness of  sexual and  relationship violence. Together we empower survivors to share their  stories and seek to end sexual assault, domestic and dating violence. For more information, please contact Mariam.

Bergen Community College: Sexual Violence Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for a morning screening of The Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion and afternoon workshops. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Mariam.

healingSPACE App Launch

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
12:00 pm

For more information, please contact Mariam.

Felician College Traveling Clothesline Project

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Felician College 

The Hunting Ground Screening

Friday, April 22, 2016
River Dell High School
55 Pyle St, Oradell, NJ 07649
12:00 pm

Denim Day at Hackensack University Medical Center

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Ramapo College Sexual Violence Presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430

The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel Discussion

The Hunting GroundThursday, April 28, 2016
Northern Highlands Regional High School
298 Hillside Avenue, Allendale, NJ
7:00 pm

All are welcome to attend a screening of The Hunting Ground. A panel discussion will follow with members of Title IX committees from Ramapo College and Bergen Community College as well as advocates from YWCA Bergen County’s healingSPACE. For more information, please contact Mariam.



rave walkZonta Club of Northern Valley NJ’s

19th Annual RAVE WALK

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Pascack Brook County Park
150 Emerson Road, Westwood, NJ
9:00 am Registration – 10:00am Step Off

Join the campaign to end violence against women! For many years, both the Center For Hope And Safety and YWCA Bergen County’s healingSPACE have been helping women deal with the trauma of domestic and sexual violence as well as providing the practical, emotional and psychological support needed for survivors to begin the healing process and carry on with their lives. These organizations are making a difference in the lives of women. Help us help them make a difference. All proceeds from the Walk are shared by Center for Hope and Safety and YWCA’s healingSPACE.

The Walk around the lake (walk route) is a quarter of a mile. Walk as many times around as you want! Walk is rain or shine and dogs are welcome. Click here to download pdf of registration form. For more information, visit www.zontanvnj.org/RAVEWALK


2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. Click here for more information about our 2015 SAAM events and to get involved!


The Clothesline Project

For details and photos click here.

CLP 117 13 Oak St Lobby










Help Survivors of Sexual Violence Have a Voice!

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