TAPinto New Brunswick Spotlights Middlesex County Family Justice Center
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The walls have been painted sky blue, a gizmo with purple backlighting that shoots soothing streams of bubbles is hanging near the front door and the place still has that new-carpeting smell.
From the stones etched with inspirational messages subtly positioned on desks to the overgrown plush octopus in the playroom, every inch of the new Middlesex County Family Justice Center is meant to convey to domestic abuse survivors and their children that this is a space of support and sanctuary.
“And hope – that word is huge,” said Mildred Torres, the center’s director. “It can be found. It can be inspired. You can teach hope and inspire a person who has gone through the worst of the worst. I love that word. So, yes, we want them to feel hopeful. There’s a better future ahead.”
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Pictured are Family Justice Center Director Mildred Torres and Women Aware Development Director Susan Dyckman in the children’s room at the FJC.