Our Impact

More than shelter … so much more



In addition to our programs, CHS provides the following services to our clients

  • Job readiness workshops and individual career counseling
  • Financial empowerment/financial literacy training and credit repair counseling
  • Weekly support groups in English and Spanish
  • Parenting groups
  • Self-defense workshops
  • Classes on health and nutrition
  • Career days
  • Art workshops for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault



We help our clients in…

  • Finding jobs including help with interviewing skills
  • Connecting to educational opportunities
    • English as a Second Language
    • GED
    • College applications
  • Helping with immigration and citizenship
  • Securing and moving into permanent housing in the community
    • Financial assistance for security deposits
    • Workshops for first-time homeowners
  • We help children by providing
    • Art and music therapy to heal the wounds of domestic violence
    • Afterschool academic enrichment to assist with homework, with help from a certified teacher
    • Summer camp experiences
    • Holiday gifts
    • Back-to-school supplies
    • Pet therapy
    • Monthly music and dancing activities



In 2019:

  • 100 women, 103 children …found shelter in our Safe House
  • 24 women, 33 children …lived in our Transitional Housing residences preparing for a safe return to the community
  • 116 clients received legal representation
  • 296 clients received legal advice and counsel on:
    • Temporary restraining orders
    • Final restraining orders
    • Custody
    • Child support
    • Divorce
  • 95 clients enrolled … in educational, vocational, or job readiness programs
  • 464 people received help … from our Community Services program
    • Educational and recreational activities
    • Financial self-sufficiency development
  • Nearly 500 families … were served by our Domestic Violence Liaison program, with over 1,100 case consultations
  • 58 children from 45 families …received art and music therapy through Project CHILD
    • 70% of children showed improved emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development
    • 95% of families showed improved family functioning
  • 4,200+ hotline calls … were answered
  • Nearly 3,000 Bergen County residents … received domestic violence education or training

We could not have done all of this without our supporters. Thank you!