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Who We Are

Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) is dedicated to assisting victims, and their children, of domestic violence by turning fear into safety, helplessness into strength, and isolation into hope.

We are a not-for-profit agency founded in 1976. We strongly believe that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. Our mission is to help you heal and grow through a wide range of services that give you the tools you need to leave the violence, and empower you and your children for new beginnings.

You can call us anytime if you or someone you know needs help. Our hotline is always available, ready for your call, 24 hours a day. Call us at 201-944-9600.

The People Behind Center for Hope and Safety

Executive Director

Elaine K. Meyerson,

Associate Executive Director
Lil E. Corcoran,

Director of Development
Jean Kirch,

Director of Volunteers
Gervonn Rice,

Director of Project CHILD
Susan Bertolotti,

Director of Crisis Services/Shelter
Beatriz Wawra,

Board of Trustees
President, Susan M. O’Dwyer
Vice President, Gail P. Steinel, CPA
Secretary, Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff
Treasurer, Paula M. Star

Board Members

Miriam Batkin, MBA • James Dronzek, Esq.  Jeff Forster • Hon. Rose M. Heck • Shelby Klein, LSW William McInerney, Esq.  Cynthia A. Myer • Flora W. Perskie, MPA • Denise Spell • Paul Yoon, Esq. 


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

(201) 944-9600

Numero de emergencia las 24 horas


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