Computer Safety Alert! - If you use a computer and are involved in an abusive relationship, you must read these computer safety steps to ensure there is NO trace left behind of your computer history for your own safety.  Click here for more information.


May 1, 2019

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...

March 7, 2018

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:

  1. ...
June 21, 2016

"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 culture and...

April 25, 2016

My name is Robin Hughes and who I am today is the Domestic Violence Response Team Manager for Morris County. Who I was in July 1996 was a scared, confused mother running from an abusive marriage. 

At that point, I already been a victim for 14 years.

I met him right...

June 24, 2015

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.


April 27, 2014

There are no shortages of articles and internet resources about financial abuse

February 3, 2014

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 said...

January 17, 2014

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...

January 11, 2014

Diane came to the Center for Hope and Safety’ Project Self-Sufficiency program because she wanted to continue her education.  Here at Center for Hope and Safety, we believe that all women have the right...

December 9, 2013

According to the song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

For many people—too many people—it is anything but.



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