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The Hard Facts About Financial Abuse

There are no shortages of articles and internet resources about financial abuse money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2011/04/26/how-to-stop-domestic-financial-abuse is one really good example. For those of us pressed for time, and who isn’t, let’s see if we can boil this down to a paragraph or two (or maybe three; what can I say? I am verbose). Abuse is always about power and control. It is about oppression for the sake of being in total control.

Guns and Abuse (it Happens to Famous People Too)

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre: “My sister had this knife in front of my mother and he said put the knife down. And she wouldn’t do it. And he started reaching into the drawer for the gun. And I went around and I grabbed the knife out of my sister’s hand, and I said ‘there’ and put it on the table. He didn’t reach for the revolver. And everything’s blank for me from there on out.” Torre’s father was a NY city cop and serious domestic batterer.

Breaking the Bad is Good

It was almost 25 years ago when I found myself in harm’s way and in desperate need to escape a violent relationship that I had endured for far too long. For some time I had known that if I was going to live, the marriage would have to end. During that last beating, when I thought I was going to die, it became crystal clear that the value of the house was not equal to the value of my life.

The Many Ways We Help - Diane's Path To Self Sufficiency

Diane came to the Center for Hope and Safety’ Project Self-Sufficiency program because she wanted to continue her education.  Here at Center for Hope and Safety, we believe that all women have the right to live without fear, without violence and have a self-sufficient life.  The core of our mission is to help each woman feel empowered to reach her own particular goals. Whatever the next step may be, we are here to help.  

The best Christmas presents: Safety, strength, and hope

According to the song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

For many people—too many people—it is anything but.

Families living in need, or in pain, or in fear may find it difficult to join in the festivities and celebrations of the holiday season.

How Do You Support That Woman Who Just Keeps Staying?

Blog Post by Lil Corcoran, Associate Executive Director 

A dream becomes a vision, and finally a reality

Blog Post by Elaine Meyerson, Executive Director Center for Hope and Safety

Yes. It happens here.

It happens in Bergen County, one of the 40 wealthiest counties in the United States. 

It happens behind the closed doors of nicely appointed homes along the tree-lined streets of suburbia, just as it happens in the poorest of inner city neighborhoods. And everywhere in between.

Our Dream Is to End a Nightmare for Others

For more than 37 years, Center for Hope and Safety has been building a bigger and stronger foundation in order to provide services that promote the safety, strength, and hope our clients and their children need to succeed.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level. The activities conducted were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had common themes:

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