"The Office of Women’s Services provides a focal point from which to address the needs of women in Suffolk County."
The Women of Suffolk County
Women constitute over 51% of the population of Suffolk County. They are the majority population in every age group over thirty. Many of these women are “head of households”. Any and all programs or services designed to empower the women of Suffolk County have a direct impact, not only on the woman, but also on the entire family, particularly the children.
The Office of Women’s Services has the following responsibilities:
- Acts as a liaison; between the women of Suffolk County and County Government.
- Provides and sponsors free conferences, workshops and seminars on health, legal issues and personal enrichment topics.
- Operates a women’s helpline which provides information referrals, peer counseling and resource material on a wide-range of topics including: domestic violence, sexual harassment, legal rights and breast health and mammography information.
- Publishes brochures and literature addressing domestic violence.