Who We Are
Located in the heart of Elizabeth, NJ, Josephine’s Place, a 501 (c) (3) charity, is a welcoming space designed to facilitate the empowerment of women in the local, urban area. The women who come here are mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers ranging from 19 years to 80+ years old and represent many countries.
Led by an executive director and support staff, under the oversight of a Board of Trustees, Josephine’s Place is blessed with a team of dedicated volunteers who assist with our programs, events, and fundraising. We also partner with experts and other nonprofit organizations to provide additional support and services for the women.
The financial sustainability of Josephine’s Place is dependent on grants, endowments, and donations from corporate and individual sponsors. In addition, annual fundraising events support the continued unfolding of the vision and mission of Josephine’s Place.
- Building a trust with our women that enables them to be open and honest.
- Promoting an environment in which women are respected.
- Providing a space that reflects the needs of women as they themselves have expressed them.
In the Women's Words
Here’s what Josephine’s Place means to some of the many women and their family members who have come through our doors since we opened in 2003: