Center for Hope & Safety: Rebuilding lives beyond Domestic Violence (formerly Shelter Our Sisters)
24 hour Hotline (201) 944-9600/TTY (201) 836-3071
Center for Hope and Safety assists women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse. Available 24 hours, seven days a week, Center for Hope & Safety is Bergen County’s only nonprofit organization that provides safe housing, hotline counseling and life-changing support services to thousands of women and children each year.
Since 1976, Center for Hope & Safety’s mission is to foster healing and change. We provide emergency and transitional housing, emotional support and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment and self-sufficiency. Through voluntary community partnerships and group and individual contributions, Center for Hope & Safety raises awareness, provides critical services and educates community members about domestic violence.
Did you know?
*Every 12 seconds a woman in the US is beaten.
*Children from violence homes suffer from emotional and often physical abuse.
*1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
*Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems.
What is Domestic Violence?
It is battering of the body, the mind and the spirit and includes: Verbal put downs, Threats of physical harm, Emotional abuse, Harassment, Physical abuse and Forced sexual relations.
Are you living with Domestic Violence?
Do you feel isolated? Is your partner or the person you live with, excessively jealous overly controlling, angry or badgering? Does your partner blame you for the problems in the home? Does your partner ever humiliate you, slap you, curse at you or threaten you? Does your partner control all of the money? Are your afraid for your own or your children’s safety when your partner is around? If the answer is “Yes” to any of these questions, there is help. Call (201) 944-9600.
Center for Hope & Safety: Here for Victims of Domestic Violence:
Safe, confidential, emergency housing 24 hours a day for women and children:
*Families stay together in one bedroom.
*Three nutritional meals every day.
*Specially trained domestic violence counselors available day and night.
Counseling and Support:
*Individual and group counseling
*Parent support groups
*Project Self-Sufficiency (job readiness training)
*Community referrals and housing searches
*Bilingual services for Hispanic families. Services in other languages can be arranged.
A special focus on children:
*Individual and group counseling
*Creative arts therapy
*Community outreach through Project CHILD (Confidence, Hope, Independence, Love and Direction), whereby child victims receive individual and group art, play and music therapy plus case management and transportation.
Transitional Housing for Families:
*Five homes in Bergen County
*Skills building for Independent living
*Educational and employment guidance
*Help with securing permanent housing
Reaching Out into the Community:
*24 hour hotline
*Information and referrals
*Follow-up services for former residents
*Community education and training
Ways for you to get Involved:
Much of the funding for program services is through the benevolence and charity of donors and volunteers. This includes individual contributions, the purchase of personalized bricks in our “Pathway”, a bequest in a will or other planned giving opportunities. We also rely on the generosity of our volunteers, who contribute their time and skills.
To make a gift, join our mailing list or learn more about volunteer opportunities, call our administrative office at (201) 498-9247. Please visit us at http://www.hopeandsafety.org.
Center for Hope and Safety:
12 Overlook Avenue, Suite A
Rochelle Park, NJ 07663
(201) 498-9247/Fax: (201) 498-9256
Shelter Program Office:
P.O. Box 217
Hackensack, NJ 07602
Office: (201) 836-1075/Fax: (201) 836-7029
Project CHILD office:
12 Overlook Avenue, Suite C
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Office: (201) 300-6666/Fax: (201) 300-6667
Elaine K. Meyerson, LSW, ACSW, DVS
Hotline: (201) 944-9600/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Hope and Safety is a non-profit, incorporated agency in Bergen County, New Jersey. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Center for Hope and Safety pamphlet and I give them full credit on all the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information on the service.