***Due to inclement weather,
the 2nd Annual Vigil and "Pathway to Self-Sufficiency" Brick Dedication event will now take place on
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm***
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.
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 www.hopeandsafetynj.org
For more information, contact Elaine K. Meyerson, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org; 201-498-9247 x302, or Jean Kirch, Development Director, at email@example.com; 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.
We made the Headlines...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!
Upcoming events in October to benefit Center for Hope and Safety
October 6th- November 1, 2014 The Art of Survival Gallery Showing, Demarest, NJ
October 23, 2014 Purple Thursday (Statewide)
October 25, 2014 Boiling Springs Savings Bank "Coins for a Cause", Rochelle Park, NJ
October 28, 2014 2nd Annual Vigil and Pathway Dedication, Paramus, NJ
Please see below for detailed information on these events