Center for Hope & Safety: Rebuilding lives beyond Domestic Violence

Center for Hope & Safety: Rebuilding lives beyond Domestic Violence

24 Hour Confidential Hotline

(201) 944-9600

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:

*Emotional abuse


*Physical abuse


*Verbal put-downs

*Threats of physical

*Forced sexual relations

*Financial Control

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:

*Safety planning

*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


*Child Advocacy

*Did you know four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime?

Transitional Housing:

*Post-shelter housing

*Homes located throughout Bergen County

*Counseling services

*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

*Case Management

*Counseling for the non-abusive parent

*Transportation available

For project CHILD services call (201) 300-6666.

Community Services:

*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

Short Term

Strength: Transition to Self-Sufficiency: Supportive Counseling/Education/Vocational Assistance/Transitional Housing/Mentoring

Long Term

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

All stages

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

Administrative Office:

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.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Center for Hope & Safety: Rebuilding lives beyond Domestic Violence

  1. jwatrel says:

    If you need any help in this area, please call the above numbers.

    Liked by 1 person

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