The Women’s Center to Host Annual ‘Spring Fling’ Luncheon & Fundraiser Thursday, April 27



Scheduled guest speakers include Assemblyman Chris  Brown and Senator Diane Allen

The Women’s Center will host its annual ‘Spring Fling’ Luncheon on Thursday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Greate Bay County Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ.

The Center’s annual ‘Spring Fling’ Luncheon will feature a silent auction and guest speakers, including but not limited to Assemblyman Chris Brown and Senator Diane Allen. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Center’s programs, services and workshops, which help provide much needed support and assistance to clients in preparing for their next transition in life.

“Our Spring Fling luncheon is a unique opportunity for guests to learn more about how The Women’s Center is making an impact in the community as we serve local men, women, children, and families,” said Claudia Ratzlaff, CEO, The Women’s Center.

The ‘Spring Fling’ Luncheon will highlight the Center’s 42 years of support and service to individuals and families. The Center’s mission to empower individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality has guided their service programs, which are focused on ending domestic violence, sexual assault and all forms of human trafficking.

The Women’s Center is an inclusive social service agency which seeks to improve the status of individuals and communities by working to end oppression and violence while engaging, educating and empowering diverse and marginalized communities. The Center provides free and confidential services through a 24/7 hotline, emergency protective shelter, crisis response to hospitals and police departments, transitional housing, individual and group counseling, advocacy and accompaniment, self-sufficiency and job readiness training, technical assistance community education and mobilization.

Today, the Center acknowledges an expansive and diverse client base as they seek to engage and empower individuals from the broadest communities and strive to integrate individuals of all races, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation and physical and intellectual ability.

For information on how to become a sponsor or donate a silent auction item to The Women’s Center’s Spring Fling, please contact Lindsay Barnes at 609-653-0400 x124 or email

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About The Women’s Center The Women’s Center is committed to providing equal treatment to our diverse community with a fully integrated and educated staff. The Center helps individuals of all ages, races, nationalities, religions, physical abilities and sexual orientations. The staff pledges themselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects multiple traditions, heritages, and experiences. The Center’s goal is to eliminate discrimination by becoming change agents in the workplace and in the community.  

The Center empowers individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality through a variety of services and programs including: Violence Intervention Program (VIP), Peace: A Learned Solution (PALS), Home To Work (HTW), Fathers’ Care Network, DreamCatcher, and Grow NJ Kids South Region Technical Assistance Center.