UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the development of the new Office on Women. Established under the Department of Human Services, the Union County Office on Women is the first County government office of its kind in New Jersey.

“The Office on Women will provide a platform for leadership and advocacy on the needs of women of all ages, and serve as a catalyst for awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact women’s lives,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

The mission of the Office on Women is to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives: in education, in employment and business, health, and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.

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The Office on Women, which is set up in the Department of Human Services, serves women in all walks of life throughout Union County. Through analysis, research and strategic collaboration the Office on Women will work to ensure that local programs and services support women’s leadership, equality and advancement in the home, at work and in the community.

For more information about the office,  and to learn more about resources that are available, contact Jennifer Erdos, who is coordinator of the Office on Women, at 908-527-4216 or visit ucnj.org/women.