Rowan College at Gloucester County

About Us


Gloucester County College (now Rowan College at Gloucester County) started the Center for People in Transition (PIT) in 1981 to assist women returning to school. Since that time the Center has expanded its mission and has become a semi-independent social service agency dedicated to assisting displaced homemakers in becoming self-sufficient.



To provide services to displaced homemakers who are experiencing the three greatest stressors in life — divorce, death of a spouse and loss of employment/unemployment — to help them reach a new beginning of self-worth and self-sufficiency.



To assist displaced homemakers to become emotionally and economically self-sufficient through life-skills training, education or vocational training, advocacy and supportive services.



The Center is externally funded through grants from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Division on Women (DOW) (since 1985), the United Way of Gloucester County (since 1988), the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Gloucester County and the Pascale Sykes Heart of South Jersey. Rowan College at Gloucester County provides fiscal monitoring and space. The Center maintains a separate Advisory Board to assist with its functions.


People in Transition Strategic Plan 


Advisory Board

  • Peggy Van Natta Schoen, Chair
  • Eileen Adezio
  • Steve Awalt
  • Wendy Brooks
  • Amy Charlesworth
  • Patricia Fletcher
  • Gina Foster
  • Nancy L. Howard
  • ​Robbenmarie Insogno
  • Lauri Kuder
  • Jeanne M. LaBuz
  • Kathleen Malloy
  • Cheryl McBride
  • Susan Nevins
  • Gina Ridge
  • Anna Domurat Thomas
  • Barbara Turner​​
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