Rowan College at Gloucester County

People in Transition

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The Center for People in Transition is a semi-independent social service agency dedicated to assisting displaced homemakers in becoming self-sufficient.

Who is a Displaced Homemaker?

A “displaced homemaker” is defined as an individual whose major source of income and financial support is lost through spousal separation, divorce, death or disability and who is emotionally and/or vocationally unprepared to enter the job market. Many times, displaced homemakers are unaware of where to find support and referral services.

Individual Assistance for Displaced Homemakers

Confused? Not sure where to turn next? For displaced homemakers who are experiencing stress, fear, rejection or depression because of a situational crisis in their lives, the Center for People in Transition offers individual assistance as well as group workshops, which are also open to the public.

Available Services

  • Career
  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Psychological
  • Social Service

If interested in specific information or services, call 856-415-2222.

PIT Newsletter and Workshops

Workshops are open to displaced homemakers and the community.

Fast Facts

The Department of Children and Families' Division on Women grant requires People in Transition to serve 90 new displaced homemaker clients per year. The Center regularly assists approximately 360 new and ongoing clients annually. 

  • A quarterly newsletter, sent by mail and email, reaches approximately 3,500 clients, including
    social service agencies, community-based organizations, and mental health and legal professionals.
  • Prospective clients are contacted in a timely manner.
  • A majority of services are FREE OF CHARGE for displaced homemakers.
  • A majority of clients have successful outcomes as a result of one-on-one services and/or workshops.
  • During the past 28 years, more than 5,600 displaced homemakers have received emotional support
    for the trauma of separation, divorce, or death or disability of a spouse.
  • Approximately 19,600 people in Gloucester County and the surrounding areas have benefited from
    legal, financial and life-skills workshops and support groups.

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