Computer Safety Alert! - If you use a computer and are involved in an abusive relationship, you must read these computer safety steps to ensure there is NO trace left behind of your computer history for your own safety.  Click here for more information.

Our Executive Director Wins Prestigious Award

On June 9, 2015, our Executive Director, Elaine K. Meyerson, received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) of Bergen County.  This esteemed award is based on the following criteria:

  • An individual who is known for her/his interest, activity and stand on vital issues that are important to NCJW and has helped translate them into community programs.
  • An individual who has made known and stimulated interest and action in unmet needs at the grass roots level and brought about important community services.
  •  Someone who is a catalyst for social change.

We are honored that Elaine received this recognition!

Elaine's NCJW Award

Karen Kurland, NCJW Past Awards Chairperson, presenting Elaine K. Meyerson (right) the Hannah G. Soloman Award from NCJW at The Seasons in Washington Township on June 9.


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School Supplies Drive

It is back to school season and we are in need of school supplies for our children who are at the Center For Hope And Safety!  We are accepting donations of supplies until August 21, 2015 at our Rochelle Park location from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Please help equip our children with the essential tools to be successful this school year and donate today! For more information, please contact Caitlin Bryne at

Click here to see the complete list of needed school supplies.

Join Our Self-Help Support Group

This self help support group is for those who have been affected by intimate partner abuse and is being facilitated by our Associate Executive Director, Lil Corcoran.

Day: Mondays (no reservation required)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Place: 12 Overlook Ave., Rochelle Park 

If you are a woman affected by partner abuse come and join us for support; you are not alone. Another woman may need to hear your story of healing and survival. Together we are strong!

Elaine Meyerson, Executive Director of the Center For Hope And Safety (CHS), has announced her retirement, effective December 2015.

Meyerson has been Executive Director of the agency, formerly Shelter Our Sisters, for 29 years of its 39-year existence. "I am proud of the difference we have made in the lives of thousands of families," she said, "and I am heartened by the success stories of all the former clients who thank us for helping them rebuild their lives."

The CHS Board of Trustees has established a Search Committee of the Board, and they have engaged an executive search firm, Allen Thomas Associates. For any questions, contact Linda Forrest,Vice President of Allen Thomas Associates, at or 732-542-1011 ext. 15 or Gail Steinel, VP of the CHS Board of Trustees and Chairperson of the Search Committee, at 201-694-1653. 

October 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

We've Resurrected Our Golf Outing!!
Join fellow golfers and agency supporters for a memorable day of golf at Edgewood Country Club, River Vale.

October 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - October 31, 2015 - 3:30pm


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 


October 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
October 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - October 31, 2015 - 3:30pm



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