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Executive Director Receives Prestigious Award

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

We are honored that Elaine received this recognition!   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.
Elaine awardKaren Kurland, NCJW Past Awards Chairperson, presenting Elaine K. Meyerson (right) the Hannah G. Soloman Award from NCJW at The Seasons in Washington Township 

We made the Headlines!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014
TV, newspaper, and magazines

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 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!

State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg's Roundtable on DV

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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 Roundtable

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



Shelter Our Sisters Has Changed Its Name!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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.

Eileen Fisher Awards Center for Hope and Safety with a Community Partnership Grant

Center for Hope and Safety received a grant from Eileen Fisher for its Transitional Housing Program. Eileen Fisher supports nonprofits that are located in the same town or city as one of their offices, retail stores or showrooms. They also support women and girls through social initiatives that address their well-being.



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