Washington, N.J., December 2, 2021 – The Arc of Warren County and The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to address the mutual goals and responsibilities regarding DASACC and The Arc of Warren County to strengthen communities by providing seamless service access for survivors with disabilities, a commitment to strategic planning, increasing awareness about service availability, and creating opportunities that improve the lives of individuals with disabilities who have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Part of the agreement includes committing to cross training between both organizations and assigning staff members to facilitate on-going communication between partner agencies.
The current Memorandum term is from December 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.
“We are so pleased that DASACC approached us to work together on a formal basis,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “DASACC provides essential services that impacts the overall health of our community. DASACC’s focus complements the mission of The Arc of Warren County. so entering into this agreement is a good fit for all involved.”
“DASACC is grateful for the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with The Arc of Warren County in furthering the mission and serving our communities”, says Jill Zinckgraf, Executive Director of DASACC.
About The Arc of Warren County
The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950. The Arc of Warren County is one of 700 chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 67 years. Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.
The mission of DASACC is to help, serve, and advocate for those impacted by interpersonal violence, to be proactive regarding its prevention, and to create positive change. DASACC believes all survivors and serves all those who identify as being impacted by interpersonal violence; and strives to maintain knowledge and sensitivity of the impact of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, citizenship, disability status, neurodiversity, age, mental health, substance use, and any other aspect which makes a person unique. If you or someone you know is being hurt, DASACC can help. Call their 24/7 hotline at 908-453-4181 or visit www.dasacc.org/web-chat.