Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) has always been a huge supporter of the nonprofit organization called the Center of Hope and Safety (previously Shelter Our Sisters). For those that are unaware, the Center for Hope and Safety fights domestic violence by rehabilitating victims and giving them access to a 24-hour hotline for immediate help. Because the organization provides a great service for our local community, we always celebrate its accomplishments over time.

That’s why we’re proud to announce that the Center for Hope and Safety’s Executive Director, Elaine K. Meyerson, received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) of Bergen County! Out of the 39 years that the organization has existed, Elaine has passionately held her position for 29 years. Naturally, she has done everything in her power to make the Center for Hope and Safety successful and her efforts are being recognized in this award. Below are all of the qualifications that Elaine met with her accomplishments, courtesy of the Center for Hope and Safety’s website:

  • An individual who is known for her/his interest, activity and stand on vital issues that are important to NCJW and has helped translate them into community programs.
  • An individual who has made known and stimulated interest and action in unmet needs at the grass roots level and brought about important community services.
  • Someone who is a catalyst for social change.


Elaine accepted the award on June 9, 2015. When she was interviewed by the Center of Hope and Safety about this accomplishment, she took a moment to reflect on the impact the organization has had on the community.

“I am proud of the difference we have made in the lives of thousands of families,” she said, “and I am heartened by the success stories of all the former clients who thank us for helping them rebuild their lives.”

From everyone at Ridgewood Moving Services, we congratulate Elaine for this momentous occasion! Thank you for the amazing community service that you’ve provided for us at the Center for Hope and Safety. If you want to learn more about Elaine, the NCJW award, or the organization itself, head over to the Center for Hope and Safety’s website. You can also learn about NCJW itself by visiting its website as well. Thanks for reading everyone!