Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) is founded on the vision and belief that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. Central to this belief, Center for Hope and Safety seeks to eliminate domestic violence. Additionally, the agency aims to reduce related social problems, such as child abuse, sexual assault, substance abuse, sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression.
Center for Hope and Safety’s mission is to assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse. The agency provides emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. Through community partnerships, Center for Hope and Safety raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.
Diversity Value Statement
Center for Hope and Safety is committed to eliminating racism and all other forms of oppression. We understand that this is a limitless process, which requires ongoing openness, diligence and work. We believe that any form of oppression enables domestic violence, and therefore efforts to end domestic violence must include an anti-oppression agenda.