Time of Hope
Time of Hope
Your Kindness Will Save Lives
As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to threaten the health and safety of our community, the need for our domestic violence programs and services is more critical than ever.
Home is already an unsafe place for far too many and now, while individuals are isolated in their homes or facing financial hardship, tensions can escalate to a dangerous level. All of us at Center for Hope and Safety are extremely concerned about the increase in domestic violence during this extraordinarily stressful time.
Victims of Domestic Violence are depending on Center for Hope and Safety now more than ever before, and we remain absolutely committed to meeting their needs.
Our hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; our Safe House is open to those in need, and we will continue to support our clients in every way possible.
We Need Your Support
The pandemic continues to restrain our ability to raise critical funds. Once more, we will not be having Evening of Hope, our main in-person fundraising event, this spring. To make up for this lost income, we continue with our virtual program, Time of Hope to raise the funds necessary to ensure the continuity of our vital services. We will be sharing stories of the impact your generosity has on our programs and clients. Please make a donation today.
We also hope you will take a moment to share our Stories of Hope below describing the impact of the life-saving work we do at Center for Hope and Safety every day.
Stories of Hope 2021
Mateo came to Project CHILD at Center for Hope and Safety’s Community Center when he was 8 years old. His father was an alcoholic, and when he drank, he would often go into rages, throwing things at Mateo’s mother, hitting and cursing her, and then grabbing the money from the jar in the cabinet and storming out of the house….. READ MORE
After years of failed relationships, Stacy believed she had finally found the one. Everything was going well for Stacy and Steve at the beginning of their relationship, and Stacy believed she had never met a man who was as caring. Soon, Stacy became pregnant. She was excited to start a family with Steve. However, not long after she found out she was pregnant, Steve began to change…. READ MORE
Carolina and her four year old son Carlos first came to our Safe House, scared and alone. At only 24 years old, Carolina had endured physical and emotional abuse from her son’s father for years. She finally realized she needed to leave him as she saw her son growing and observing the abuse….. READ MORE
Lydia was suffering not only from her husband’s physical violence, but she had the scars of many years of emotional abuse when she reached out to Center for Hope and Safety for help. Like so many victims of domestic violence, she was financially dependent on her abuser and she did not believe that she could make it on her own….. READ MORE
Emma was suffering not only from her husband’s physical violence, but had the scars of many years of emotional abuse when she reached out to Center for Hope and Safety for help. Like so many victims of domestic violence, she was financially dependent on her abuser and she did not believe that she could make it on her own… READ MORE
A Special Message from Executive Director Julye Myner, PhD
Stories of Hope 2020
During the health pandemic, one of our newest clients is Zara*. Zara is a young mother of a seven month-old daughter, who was quarantined with her abusive husband. As the quarantine lengthened his stress increased and the violence escalated to the point where neighbors could hear him beating her from inside their homes… READ MORE
When individuals and families seek shelter at Center for Hope and Safety, they are taking an incredibly brave step toward a violence-free life. Many cannot afford the legal counsel and representation to create the boundaries necessary to rebuild their lives free from domestic violence…READ MORE