You Make a Difference!
Everyone deserves a life that is safe, empowered, and free from violence.
At Center for Hope & Safety, we help adults and children who have been impacted by domestic violence build a safer, healthier life by offering support, resources, and professional services. This includes emergency and transitional housing, counseling, legal advocacy, job readiness and financial literacy training, art therapy, and so much more.
Thanks to your help, we’re building a world where no one has to choose between staying in a harmful situation and potential homelessness or loss of hope. Center for Hope & Safety’s services are here for every domestic violence victim and survivor who needs them.
Thanks to your support, in 2021:
- Our free 24/7 hotline received 7,508 calls, a 23 percent increase over 2020 and a 50 percent increase in call volume from the prior 10-year average.
- Our Safe House program sheltered 222 adults and children, a 25 percent increase above our 10-year average. Additionally, the length of stay in our Safe House program more than doubled due to pandemic-related challenges. Our committed team steadfastly continued to provide full operational and case management support, while also expanding services to additional locations to meet the increased need for safe emergency shelter.
- 137 children in our Safe House and Transitional Housing Programs received ongoing support, such as art therapy, weekly psycho-educational groups (virtual and in person), and academic enrichment and support with a certified teacher.
- CHS’ Domestic Violence Liaisons at local State child welfare offices served 558 families impacted by domestic abuse, a more than 50 percent increase from the prior 10-year average.
- 23 women and 26 children received safe shelter in our Transitional Housing program as they were rebuilding their lives free of violence.
- Project Child served 31 families for a total of 53 children. Our therapists continued to serve most children through virtual telehealth appointments with some in-person sessions following appropriate safety protocols. All the children who completed the program showed improved emotional, cognitive and behavioral development; all families showed improved functioning.
- Our Community Services team served 368 adults and children through weekly support group meetings and assistance with applications for various governmental assistance, safety planning, risk assessments, career counseling and financial literacy. We also continued to offer The Art of Survival arts-based support group for adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault (featuring painting, collage, afro-modern dance and a drumming circle) and a similar program for children, Creative Connections.
- Our Legal Services team helped 314 individuals navigate more than 500 legal matters to sustain safety and establish a path forward.
Center for Hope & Safety has helped thousands of survivors of domestic violence; we could not have done all of this without our supporters.