Center for Hope & Safety: Rebuilding lives beyond Domestic Violence
24 Hour Confidential Hotline
Center for Hope and Safety: assists women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse. Available 24 hours, seven days a week, Center for Hope and Safety is Bergen County’s only non-profit organization providing temporary safe housing, hotline counseling and life-changing support services to women and children every year.
Since 1976, Center for Hope and 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 community partnerships and group and individual contributions. Center For Hope And Safety raises awareness, provides critical services and educates community members about domestic violence.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic Violence (DV) is a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one partner to gain power and control over another intimate partner. DV can be physical, sexual emotional or psychological actions or threats of actions. This can include:
*Threats of physical
*Forced sexual relations
Are you affected by Domestic Violence?
*Do you live with or date someone who is excessively jealous, overly controlling, angry or badgering?
*Does your partner blame you for “all” the problems in the home?
*Does your partner ever humiliate you, slap you, curse you or threaten you?
*Has your partner alienated you from your friends and family?
*Do you ever feel like you are walking on eggshells?
*Do you feel isolated?
*Do you think your partner has two personalities?
*Does your partner control all of the money?
*Are you afraid for your own or your family’s safety?
*Did you know: Children from violent homes suffer from emotional and often physical abuse.
*If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions, there is help. Call our confidential hotline at (201) 944-9600 and speak with one of our counselors.
Counseling and Support:
*Individual and group counseling for women and children
*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
*Court accompaniment and legal advocacy
*Skills building for empowerment
*Educational and employment guidance
Emergency Shelter Support
*Safe, confidential, emergency shelter 24 hours a day for woman and children
*Specially trained domestic violence counselors available day and night
*Families reside together
*Three nutritional meals every day
*Creative arts therapy for women and children
*Preschool activities and tutoring for children
*Did you know four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime?
*Homes located throughout Bergen County
*Financial literacy support
*Assistance with securing permanent housing
Community Children’s Program:
Project CHILD builds Confidence Hope Independence Love and Direction
*Individual and group are, play and music therapy
*Counseling for the non-abusive parent
For project CHILD services call (201) 300-6666.
*Case management for victims not seeking shelter
*Information and referrals
*Follow-up services for former residents
*Community education and training
*Support services for men, elderly and disabled victims and individuals with multicultural needs
For Community Services call (201) 527-6222: Services in Spanish are available and can be arranged in other languages.
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals can text us at (201) 587-4734.
Safety: Help in Crisis 24×7 Confidential Hotline/Crisis Counseling/Court Accompaniment/Food and Shelter/Children’s Services/Job Readiness Training
Strength: Transition to Self-Sufficiency: Supportive Counseling/Education/Vocational Assistance/Transitional Housing/Mentoring
Hope: Sustaining a Life Free from Violence: Follow up Program/Creative Arts Therapy/Community Outreach Services/Community Education
All victims at any stage: 24×7 Confidential Hotline/Counseling/Legal Advocacy/Housing Support/Community Referrals/Bilingual Services
Donors & Volunteers: We need your help!
Much of the funding for our services is through the benevolence and charity of donors. This includes individual contributions, family foundation gifts, the purchase of personalized bricks in our “Pathway”, a bequest in a will or other planned giving opportunities. To make a gift or join our mailing list, call our administration office at (201) 498-9247
Our agency has an extensive volunteer program, which is integral to our success. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers, who contribute their time and skills. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call our Director of Volunteers at (201) 836-1075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Overlook Avenue, Suite A
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Office: (201) 498-9247
Fax: (201) 498-9256
Hotline: (201) 944-9600
Center for Hope and Safety is a private, non-profit incorporated agency in Bergen County, NJ. 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 for the information. Please call the numbers above for more information.