Time of Hope

Time of Hope

Your Kindness Has Saved Lives

During Spring 2021, we have shared with the community our Time of Hope campaign. This campaign was launched to raise mission-critical funding that helps those impacted by domestic violence find safety and rebuild their lives. Below, you can read our stories and view our videos that detail the life-saving work we do.

Victims of domestic violence are depending on Center for Hope and Safety more than ever before, and we remain absolutely committed to meeting their needs.

We Thank You For Your Support

We are incredibly touched by the outpouring of support for this campaign. We are so grateful to all who generously donated and are thrilled to report that WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL.

We celebrate all that we have accomplished together and look forward to continuing the vital work that has been made possible through your generosity.

Stories of Hope 2021

 

Michele’s Story

Domestic abuse is not always what most of us may think it is. Sure, it can be black eyes and visible bruises, but not always. Domestic violence almost never starts out as physical abuse…. READ MORE

Mateo’s Story

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

Stacy’s Story

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’s Story

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’s Story

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

Natalie’s Story

One spring day, a new family arrived at Center for Hope and Safety’s Safe House – a mother and her seven-year old daughter, Natalie. Little Natalie was traumatized by what she witnessed and experienced at home…. READ MORE

Emma’s Story

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 

 

Zara’s Story

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

Nicole’s Story

More than half of those who seek shelter from domestic violence at our Safe House are children. Our staff is working hard to ensure the children that live at our Safe House and Transitional Houses, as well as those that participate in our community Children’s Programs, receive the support they need. WATCH NOW

Marta’s Story

As Center for Hope and Safety’s Director of Children’s Programs and Art Therapist, Marta Levy is passionate about art and its transformative, healing power to give expression to feelings too painful for words. Marta welcomes all who are struggling, and guides them on an artistic journey that will lead them back to their true selves. Art helps them heal the wounds left by domestic violence. WATCH NOW

Sheila’s Story

There is no more compelling way to raise awareness of domestic violence in our community than to listen to the voices of courageous souls who have survived it. They are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, our family. They are Sheila. WATCH NOW

George’s Story

George arrived at the Center for Hope and Safety Safe House confused and angry. His mom had been unable to tell him that they were leaving the home where he lived for most of his 12 years, and he was not asked how he felt about it… READ MORE

Lucy’s Story

Lucy called Center for Hope and Safety’s hotline, desperate for advice on how she could handle her abusive husband. Lucy was afraid to call the police, because many times her husband had threatened that he would come and find her, and she would regret it… READ MORE

Joan’s Story

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 

 

Elena’s Story

Center for Hope and Safety’s Children`s Program is a holistic intervention that helps children heal from the damage domestic violence inflicts, break the intergenerational cycle of violence and dysfunction, and strengthen bonds within recovering families… READ MORE