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.

Who We Are

Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) is dedicated to assisting victims, and their children, of domestic violence by turning fear into safety, helplessness into strength, and isolation into hope.

We are a not-for-profit agency founded in 1976. We strongly believe that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. Our mission is to help you heal and grow through a wide range of services that give you the tools you need to leave the violence, and empower you and your children for new beginnings.

You can call us anytime if you or someone you know needs help. Our hotline is always available, ready for your call, 24 hours a day. Call us at 201-944-9600.

The People Behind Center for Hope and Safety

Executive Director

Julye Myner, PhD,

Director of Development
Jean Kirch,

Interim Director of Volunteers
Jean Kirch,

Director of Project CHILD
Susan Bertolotti, , MA,

Director of Crisis Services/Shelter
Beatriz Wawra, , LSW,

Board of Trustees
President, Jeffrey Forster
Vice President, Flora W. Perskie
Secretary, Shelby Klein, LSW
Treasurer, Paula M. Star

Board Members

Miriam Batkin, MBA • Nancy R. Corcoran-Davidoff James F. Dronzek, Esq.  Desirae Marie Harden, LSW • Nancy Karole Kennedy William P. McInerney, Esq.  Kimberly Moussavian • Maria Sileno DeLoughry, Esq. • Gail P. Steinel • Judy Taub Gold


If you or someone you know is being abused call our 24 hour hotline.

(201) 944-9600

Numero de emergencia las 24 horas


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October 19, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm



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