Partners for Women & Justice

Did you know that domestic violence spikes during the holidays? The stress of finances, family, and high expectations puts everyone on edge, and increased alcohol consumption doesn’t help. Victims of domestic violence are often caught in a difficult catch-22 situation, often unable to financially secure escape, and even if they do, they often can’t afford the legal representation they need to stay safe.

Organizations such as Partners For Women and Justice offer legal aid to women leaving abusive relationships. If you’re a lawyer, you can volunteer your time, and if you’re not, you can donate. PFW is located in Montclair, NJ — but you can probably find a similar organization near you.