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The complete text of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Section 1
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3
This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Contraception Hotline
1-888-NOT-2-LATE or visit the website.

This toll-free hotline is completely automated, available 24 hours a day, and offered in English and Spanish. Callers can listen to prerecorded information about emergency contraceptive methods available in the United States as well as receive the names, telephone numbers, city, and state of five providers located near the caller.

If you have had unprotected intercourse and do not wish to become pregnant, use this hotline to locate the provider nearest you. Call the provider (or your own clinician) as soon as possible. Be sure to tell the person who answers the phone that you need emergency contraception immediately.

Sponsored by the Reproductive Health Technologies Project.

Violence Hotlines
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE
New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-7233
Burlington County (Providence House/Willingboro) Shelter 609-871-7551
Camden County Women's Center Shelter 856-227-1234
Camden County Rape Crisis Center 856-964-7378
Gloucester County Women's Services 866-423-8723

Pregnancy Referral

Think you may be pregnant? Need help?
Confidential pregnancy testing and counseling are available.
For referral, call 856-778-8320.
Sponsored by South Jersey NOW - Alice Paul chapter.

Self-Help Hotlines

Abused Women Hotline (856) 227-1234
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Addictions Hotline (800) 322-5525
AIDS Advisory Hotline (800) 590-2437
Alcoholics Anonymous (856) 486-4444
Camden County Board of Social Services (856) 225-8000
Camden County Women's Center Outreach office (856) 963-5668
Cancer Information Service (Fox Chase) (800) 422-6237
Cherry Hill Township's Side by Side Domestic Violence Program (856) 432-8869
CONTACT Community Helplines--24-hour Crisis Helpline (877) 266-8222
Counseling--Center for Family Services (856) 795-0808
Counseling--Starting Point (856) 854-3155
Counseling--Hispanic Family Center (856) 365-7393
Crisis Unit, Camden (856) 541-2222
Crisis Unit, Cherry Hill (856) 428-1300
Debtors Anonymous (877) 717-3328
Exhale, Peer Abortion Counseling Hotline (866) 4EXHALE
(866) 439–4253
Food Stamps Hotline (800) 792-9773
Gamblers Anonymous (Southern NJ) (856) 429-6516
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE
National Runaway Switchboard (800) 621-4000
New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 572-7233
New Jersey Substance Abuse Hotline (800) 225-0196
Overeaters Anonymous (Burlington) (609) 239-0022
Parents Anonymous (800) 843-5437
Poison Control Center of New Jersey (800) POISON-1
(800) 764-7661
SERV-- Rape Services (856) 964-7378
South Jersey Legal Services (856) 964-2010
Women's Opportunity Center (Burlington & Camden Co.) (856) 234-6200
Women's Referral Service (800) 322-8092

Order Women's Herstory on CD-ROM

The History of Women's Suffrage is available on one compact disk. Order it for $24.95 plus $2.00 postage from:

Bank of Wisdom
PO Box 926
Louisville, KY 40201
email effields@thepoint.net

The CD uses Adobe Acrobat and contains PDF files of all six volumes of the History of Women's Suffrage, including illustrations and an index. It is easy to set up and navigate, and uses the Adobe Acrobat tools menu to search for names, words or phrases. The CD can be used on a Windows PC.

Divorce Information Packet

If you live in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester County and are facing the possibility or certainty of divorce, then you could benefit from the "Divorce Information Packet"*, compiled by the Legal Task Force, Alice Paul Chapter of the National Organization for Women.

For $20 you will get a packet that contains valuable information to help you make informed decisions regarding:

To order your copy for $20, call the chapter phone at (856) 778-8320.

*The Divorce Information Packet is intended to provide general information only and should not be used as a substitute for an attorney's services.

Order Literature on Violence Against Women

The New Jersey Division of Women's Office on the Prevention of Violence Against Women (OPVAW) provides free literature on violence against women. These publications range from information for middle and high school students on sexual harassment, to palm cards on legal rights and options for sexual assault victims; to court procedures for restraining orders for domestic violence victims. New publications are developed regularly and existing ones are updated as necessary. Some of the publications are available in Spanish. Additional publications are targeted for translation into Spanish on an ongoing basis.

Publications may be ordered in quantities of up to 250 with exceptions made for information being disseminated to students. Orders may take three to six weeks for delivery. The staff distributes between 10,000 and 15,000 pieces of literature per month, and fills orders as quickly as possible. To order publications, call the Division on Women at (609) 292-8840 and request a Publication Order Form. Order forms may be faxed to (609) 633-6821 or mailed to the Division on Women at 101 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 801, Trenton, NJ 08625.



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