Ocean County Women's Commission
What is the WC?
The Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women was created by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in October of 1977 under the sponsorship of Ocean County's first woman Freeholder Hazel F. Gluck. Nineteen volunteer Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to serve as Commissioners. The Commissioners represent the diverse roles that women assume in our society. The Commission is dedicated to analyzing the needs, concerns, problems and interests as well as identifying services and resources for women in Ocean County.

The Commission's role in Ocean County includes providing the women of Ocean County and their families with both a network and a voice through:

  • Information & Awareness - The Commission has full time staff that are committed to gathering and updating resource information that is made available to the community through publications and referral services. Commission staff also keep detailed information regarding the types of inquiries that are received by office staff. This information is shared with other organizations and agencies in order to enhance program planning
  • Collaboration - The Commission collaborates with many organizations and service providers by sharing information on issues of concern in an effort to improve the status of women and their families.
  • Advocacy - The Commission acts as an advocate for women's issues and for equal rights and opportunities for all women in Ocean County by providing a voice and a resource for networking. The Commission also acts as a liaison providing a bridge to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on matters concerning women in our community
WC Resources
Brochure
Newsletter
Advocate of the Year
Health Month
History Month
Hotlines
Links
NJ DCA Division on Women
NJ HHS Office on Women's Health
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