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Send a gift that counts...


Holiday Donation Card 

Unsure of what to get someone for the holidays? 
Make a donation in honor of your family, friends and business associates to our agency in the true spirit of what the holidays are about.
Our holiday donation card is a minimum donation of $10/card.  
Below is this year's card:

 Holiday Card 2014
Call Jean Kirch, Development Director, at 201-498-9247 to place your order.
 Holiday Cards
Do you send holiday cards?  This year we are offering holiday cards for sale that was designed by a child in our shelter.  Below is the card:

 Holiday Card 2014


     The cost for the cards is as follows:

          10 cards = $20

          25 cards = $40

          50 cards = $60

Call Jean Kirch, Development Director, at 201-498-9247 to place your order.



Center For Hope And Safety’s (formerly Shelter Our Sisters)
Annual Giftwrapping FUN-raiser 

This holiday season locations are as following: 

Garden State Plaza:  an in-line store in the new Fashion District located between Zales and The Kase in the NEW Fashion District on Level 2 (across from Microsoft).  The closest parking is on level 2 of parking deck B (by Neiman Marcus).

Barnes & Noble Stores: Hackensack and Paramus location

Chef Central: Paramus location

Paramus Park Mall: Our NEWEST Location 

If you or anyone you know are interested, please sign up!  Click on the link to signup, review and choose the time slots, and SIGN UP! It's that simple...

Click here to get started!


 Gift wrap


During this holiday season, there are many ways that you can help out.  Consider donating item(s) to our women and children here at the Center For Hope And Safety!

Click here to see our list!

                           For more information, call (201) 836-1075 or                            email

 Snowman with purple Scarf


Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!

Center For Hope And Safety would to thank the individuals who attended our "Poets Against Prejudice" screening and discussion on December 3, 2014 at Teaneck High School.  The event was to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of the impact of bullying, responsibility of preventing it and to encourage healthy relationships among youth.

FLOMO Poets Against Prejudice

(l-r) Wendy Shen, CEO - FLOMO/Nygala Corp., Jean Kirch, CHAS - Dir. of Development, Tina Thompson, Global Dir.- FLOMO/Nygala Corp., Esther Slack-Metellus, CHAS - Development Asst.

We would like to personally thank Wendy Shen, CEO of FLOMO Nygala and BYkids for providing the doumentary and Teaneck High School for providing the space...with your help this event was made possible.


We made the Headlines...

Verizon FiOS 1 NJ did a segment about our agency. Click here to check it out!

CHAS Associate Executive Director Lil Corcoran was a panelist to raise awareness on Domestic Violence in the city of Englewood. Read more about it...Click here!

Our 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil and "Pathway to Self Sufficiency" Brick Dedication on October 28, 2014 at the Van Saun County Park. To read more about it...Click here 

CHAS Board Member Jeff Forster’s article in this month’s edition of the Healthcare Marketers Exchange entitled “One Too Many”. Click here to read more. 
The Record's Letter to the Editor "Domestic Violence: Bigger than the NFL" by 
Board President Susan O'Dwyer...Click here to read.

NJ News 12 takes an inside look at SOS! Click here to watch the segment!

Purple ribbon___________________________________________________________

State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
led a roundtable discussion on domestic violence today at our new community center in Rochelle Park.

Sweeney and Weinberg

To read more about the discussion, click on any of the following links: 


Shelter Our Sisters Has Changed Its Name!

The agency will now be known as...

Our name has been changed to better reflect the expanding range of programs and services we provide to families affected by domestic violence. In 1976 the organization offered emergency shelter to women and children in the moment of crisis. Today we have evolved and grown to offer a comprehensive array of programs and services designed to help families build new lives, free of violence and the fear of violence. “We want to let the communities we serve better understand our broader mission,” said Elaine K. Meyerson, Executive Director. “Another reason for the name change is that we are not just helping ‘sisters.’ In fact, approximately half of the people we serve are children. And we are able to assist and refer adult male victims as well.”

We want to thank everyone in the community who has supported SOS over the past four decades, and everyone who will support the Center for Hope and Safety in the future.

The new web address for the agency is

For more information, contact Elaine K. Meyerson, Executive Director at; 201-498-9247 x302, or Jean Kirch, Development Director, at; 201-498-9247 x301.

P.S. We celebrate and announce our new name in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Visit our website for the many activities planned this month to help raise awareness about domestic violence and the services we provide.

November 30, 2014 - December 24, 2014


If you or someone you know is being abused call our 24 hour hotline.

(201) 944-9600

Numero de emergencia las 24 horas


CLICK HERE to donate 


November 30, 2014 - December 24, 2014



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