Women’s Opportunity Center
The Women’s Opportunity Center assists women who have lost financial support due to separation, divorce, death or disability of a spouse.
Come to the “Purple Door” at the Burlington-Riverfront YMCA!
302 Commerce Sq. Blvd., Burlington, NJ 08016
The Women’s Opportunity Center is committed to help women gain economic self-sufficiency through education, job readiness, networking, outreach, referrals and emotional support. The Center also promotes awareness of women’s rights and issues through public advocacy.
YMCA Membership is NOT required.
Anyone can attend our workshops for a small fee.
At WOC, we provide free support that includes education and career development–a powerful combination–giving women opportunities that can lead to meaningful employment.
Who Are Displaced Homemakers?
- Most Displaced Homemakers are women.
- They have been working at home caring for family members and relying on others for financial support.
- A woman becomes “Displaced” when she loses financial support through death, separation, divorce, or disability of a spouse.
- There are over half a million Displaced Homemakers between the ages of 30 and 66 in New Jersey.
- Most are not eligible for public assistance, worker’s compensation, or unemployment benefits. In 1979 the New Jersey Displaced Homemakers Act was signed into law
- to establish displaced homemakers centers.
For more information, please check out our website: www.womensopportunitycenter.org