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Center for Hope and Safety Featured on northjersey.com

His daughter was murdered by her husband. Now, this NJ dad works to aid abuse victims Pete and Jackie Miragliotta never expected they would have to raise their grandchildren. Nor did they envision becoming experts on the signs of domestic abuse. They were forced to do...

Center for Hope and Safety Featured on News 12 New Jersey

Center for Hope and Safety’s Executive Director, Julye Myner, PhD, was recently featured in a News 12 New Jersey segment sharing our important message about the increase of domestic abuse amid the COVID-19 outbreak and high unemployment rates. WATCH NOW...

Announcing New Officers and Members of the Board of Trustees

Center for Hope and Safety is proud to announce a new slate of officers, elected at its February 26, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Peter Miragliotta Jr. has been elected Center for Hope and Safety’s new Board President. He has a professional background...

A New Source of Help for DV Victims—and Their Pets

On December 20, 2018, the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act became part of United States law. The PAWS Act helps agencies that provide “shelter and housing assistance and support services for domestic violence victims with pets” by distributing grants from the...

Who Am I?

"The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through the illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence." -Annette Simmons The notion that Domestic Violence is "not our business" runs deep within our...

What’s in a Name Change?

After nearly 40 years as Shelter Our Sisters, we are now the Center for Hope and Safety. Why, you may ask? Good question! There are several important reasons: Providing emergency shelter—a Safe House--is still at the very core of what we do, and have done, since 1976....

Okay, Okay, She Left; Now She’s Dead

I’m pretty sure that is not the outcome we wanted while we were all judging: “Why doesn’t she just leave? “ “What’s wrong with her?” “I would never put up with someone who hit me.” Or some equally dangerous and ignorant assessment. Here’s the thing. Abuse doesn’t stop...

The Hard Facts About Financial Abuse

There are no shortages of articles and internet resources about financial abuse money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2011/04/26/how-to-stop-domestic-financial-abuse is one really good example. For those of us pressed for time, and who isn’t, let’s see if we...

Guns and Abuse (it Happens to Famous People Too)

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre: “My sister had this knife in front of my mother and he said put the knife down. And she wouldn’t do it. And he started reaching into the drawer for the gun. And I went around and I grabbed the knife out of my sister’s hand, and I...

Breaking the Bad is Good

“It was almost 25 years ago when I found myself in harm’s way and in desperate need to escape a violent relationship that I had endured for far too long. For some time I had known that if I was going to live, the marriage would have to end. During that last beating,...