The Struggle Continues – La Lucha ContinĂșa – Below please see our collection of Newspaper archives depicting Sandra Ramos, a true pioneer in the domestic violence movement from 1977-current. Read about how one of the first domestic violence shelters was established in Bergen County NJ and what the current challenges the Passaic County SOS shelter faces today.

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County to fund wives shelter – Bergen Record – 1977

Battered wives ordered out – Bergen Record -4-10-1977

Battered wives face court battle – Bergen Record -1977

Battered wives lose 2nd court fight – Bergen Record -4-22-1977

Women’s Shelter DefiesCourt – Bergen Record -4-26-1977

Council ejects shelter head – Bergen Record -1977

Major is firm: battered wives room elsewhere – Bergen Record -7-13-1977

Court decides shelter dispute – Bergen Record -1-12-1978

Bergen funds wives shelter– The Record-1978

Battered Women Finding Refuge – The Record -6-15-1979

Wives group wins variance for shelter – The Bergen Record -1979

Some PeopleAre Just Born Caring – Lifesigns/79 -1979

Shelter Our Sisters: a home of their own – The Record -1979

Battered-wife group gains in bid for funds – The Record –12/1982

Wanted: one more ‘feminary’ – The Record –3-1- 1983

For battered wives, a safe place to stay– The Record-2-23-1985

She cares enough to save her sisters – The Record -11-1-1985

Head of shelter for women says she won’t resign – Bergen Record -1985

Shelter Director asked to resign – The Bergen Record -1985

SOS chairman looks to outside mediator – The Bergen Record -3-2-1986

SOS termination charges v. Ramos bared -7-2-1986

Ramos fights to keep unemployment benefits – The Bergen Record -1986

Shelter head’s status still being debated– The Bergen Record -8-6-1986

Myerson to take over as SOS director– The Bergen Record -9-25-1986

SOS bars visit by state coalition – The Bergen Record -2-4-1987

Shelter is cleared by probe – The Bergen Record -3-24-1987

Court is asked to dismiss suit – Bergen Record -4-7-1987

Firing of shelter’s founder upheld – The Bergen Record-8-17-1990

SOS helps mother in distress – Herald News -10-19-1988

Wanaque Women’s group tackles age-old problem – Suburban Trends -1990

Ramos helps women help themselves – Herald News -8-24-1990

PassaicCounty Options – Greenwood Lake News-2-10-1991

Women’sshelter gets council Okay – West Milford Argus -2-13-1991

Women’s shelter zone change approved by 3-2 vote– West Milford News 6-23-1991

Women have new place to turn – Greenwood Lake and West Milford News -7-1991

SOS, More than a Shelter – The Messenger -9-1991

Spirit though Service at SOS Passaic – The Messenger-11-13-1991

Peace in Our Homes– West Milford News- 1991

Planning Board discusses V/C zone change request – West Milford News -1991

Domestic abuse situations create need for shelter help at holidays- Local News -1992

SOS shelter a haven for violence victims – West Milford News-1992

Second coming’ keeps shelter director going – The Bergen Record -1992

Sandy Ramos is Nifty at Fifty – The Record -1992

When danger is near- The Bergen Record -1992

Protestors brave weather to fight domestic violence- West Milford News-11-18-1992

Memorial – West Milford News-1992

A march against violenceThe Record -1993

Seven months later, a murder – The Record -11-21-1993

Struggling against domestic violence – West Milford News -1996

Battered women’s groups applaud high court decision– The Record -10-13-1996

Still standing by the battered – The Record -1997

SOS gets grant for thrift shop – Suburban Trends-1999

Suburban shelter finds a car is the key– The Record -1999

Profit with honor – The Record -1999

Miracles Hair Design Opens in Wanaque- The Independent News-1-30-2000

SOS in need of automobiles, mentors- Suburban Trends -2000

West Milford shelter seeking donations – West Milford News -2000

Battered Women Give Thanks for Shelter Aid– Herald News-5-27-2001

Honor For Women’s Rights Crusader – The Record -8-18-2003

I am a goddess.. – The Bergen Record -2004

Stormy time for shelter – Suburban Trends- 2004

West Milford threatens to shut down home – Suburban Trends- 6-2004

SOS sends out distress signal over violations- The Record -8-1-2004

SOS hit with $500K in fines – Suburban Trends -2004

Shelter network awaits decisions on building fines– North Jersey News-9-26-2004

Reprieve for battered women’s shelter granted– Suburban Trends-1-11-2006

SOS nabs $200,000 federal housing grant- Suburban Trends-2006

Local woman’s shelter at odds with DYFS over teenage moms- Suburban Trends-2006

State forces teen mothers to move from shelter – The Bergen Record -10-22-2006

Lack of COs threatens to KO shelter– Suburban Trends-5-10-2008

Mothers: Protest separation from kids – North Jersey News-2008

Women’s shelter seeks stiffer penaltiesfor spousal abusers– Suburban Trends-2008

Mother’s Day deepens pain for women cut off from kids- The Record -5-28-2008

Woman’s shelter appeals to school district to provide bus to daycare-Suburban Trends-2008

Busing issue creates feud – The West Milford Messenger -2008

SOS appeals ruling to preserve its bus route– Suburban Trends-2008

Passaic’s purple powerhouse: a voice for battered women– North Jersey News -2008

Women seek justice– North Jersey News -2008

Women seek justice – North Jersey News -2008

Rally cities legal plight of those who are battered – The Record-5-9-2009

Women rally for rights– The Record -5-10-2009

Motherhood March – The New Jersey Herald News -5-12-2010
Passaic County womens shelter struggles to cope with financial hit
– Suburban News 7-15-2010

Star Power turned on in Ringwood .. – Suburban Trends8-21-2010

Strengthen Our Sisters continues with fund raisers to combat a $450,000 state aid cut– Suburban Trends 10-27-

Celebrities rally around financially strapped women’s shelter – Surburan Trends 10-2010

Rights for Mothers – http://rightsformothers.com/2011/01/12/strengthening-her-sisters/1-12–2011

West Milford-based SOS states baby carriage march – 5-17-2012

Strengthen Our Sisters sends out its own SOSMay 2016

SOS views fine as a thrift store threat – 2016

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