MONTCLAIR, NJ -  YWCA of Union County (Elizabeth) was awarded  $10,000 to support legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence by the Montclair Fund for Women.

The YWCA Union County is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving the women, children and families of Union County, NJ since 1920. Our comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence give women the tools they need to empower themselves and their families, and build self-sufficient lives free of violence.

The Montclair Fund for Women, a private nonprofit foundation, is the successor of the former Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Montclair-North Essex. When the YWCA closed in 2001 and sold the building, the Board used proceeds from the sale to establish the Montclair Fund for Women.  The Fund began awarding grants in 2004 and, since that time, has awarded over $600,000 to causes benefitting women and girls of color.