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The holidays are coming...



Center For Hope And Safety’s (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) Annual Giftwrapping FUN-raiser 

This holiday season locations are as following: 

Garden State Plaza:  an in-line store in the new Fashion District located between Zales and The Kase in the NEW Fashion District on Level 2 (across from Microsoft).  The closest parking is on level 2 of parking deck B (by Neiman Marcus).

Barnes & Noble Stores: Hackensack and Paramus location

Paramus Park Mall: Our NEWEST Location 

If you or anyone you know are interested, please sign up!  Click on the link to signup, review and choose the time slots, and SiGN UP! It's that simple...Click here to get started


 Gift wrap


During this holiday season, there are many ways that you can help out.  Consider donating item(s) to our women and children here at the Center For Hope And Safety!

Click here to see our list!

                           For more information, call (201) 836-1075 or                            email

 Snowman with purple Scarf


We made the Headlines...

Our 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil and "Pathway to Self Sufficiency" Brick Dedication on October 28, 2014 at the Van Saun County Park. To read more about it...Click here 

CHAS Board Member Jeff Forster’s article in this month’s edition of the Healthcare Marketers Exchange entitled “One Too Many”. Click here to read more. 
The Record's Letter to the Editor "Domestic Violence: Bigger than the NFL" by 
Board President Susan O'Dwyer...Click here to read.

NJ News 12 takes an inside look at SOS! Click here to watch the segment!

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State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
led a roundtable discussion on domestic violence today at our new community center in Rochelle Park.

Sweeney and Weinberg

To read more about the discussion, click on any of the following links: 


Shelter Our Sisters Has Changed Its Name!

The agency will now be known as...

Our name has been changed to better reflect the expanding range of programs and services we provide to families affected by domestic violence. In 1976 the organization offered emergency shelter to women and children in the moment of crisis. Today we have evolved and grown to offer a comprehensive array of programs and services designed to help families build new lives, free of violence and the fear of violence. “We want to let the communities we serve better understand our broader mission,” said Elaine K. Meyerson, Executive Director. “Another reason for the name change is that we are not just helping ‘sisters.’ In fact, approximately half of the people we serve are children. And we are able to assist and refer adult male victims as well.”

We want to thank everyone in the community who has supported SOS over the past four decades, and everyone who will support the Center for Hope and Safety in the future.

The new web address for the agency is

For more information, contact Elaine K. Meyerson, Executive Director at; 201-498-9247 x302, or Jean Kirch, Development Director, at; 201-498-9247 x301.

P.S. We celebrate and announce our new name in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Visit our website for the many activities planned this month to help raise awareness about domestic violence and the services we provide.

September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
December 6, 2014 - 10:00am - 7:00pm
December 11, 2014 - 10:00pm


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

(201) 944-9600

Numero de emergencia las 24 horas


CLICK HERE to donate 


September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm



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