Did you know there were 6,206 calls to the Center for Hope & Safety Hotline in 2016?

These calls are from our neighbors, people just like us who are victims of domestic violence and have no place to go. Imagine for just a moment being so afraid to go home that you will sleep on the street with your children. That is what The Center for Hope and Safety is all about: providing that place to stay at any time of the day or night.

With the generosity of so many in the business community, over $4,000 was raised at the A Taste for Hope event last Thursday, October 19, 2017. Sponsored by Ridgewood Moving and the Council of Women Realtors Bergen County, this fundraiser attracted well over 100 attendees for a night of camaraderie and shared purpose.

Now, it’s time to thank all those who provided the food and drink for the event. Without their participation this would not have been as successful.

Food Donations – A HUGE THANK YOU to the following restaurants.
Bagel Gourmet, Glenrock, NJ
Blue Moon Café, Wykoff, NJ
Luca Trattoria, Oakland, NJ
Mi Bandera, Union City, NJ
Sangria, Mahwah, NJ
Sonny & Tony’s, Mahwah, NJ
Splinder’s Gourmet, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Steve’s Market, Ramsey, NJ
Wilkes Deli, Oakland, NJ

Event Sponsors – that were used to offset some of the event costs with the remaining amount donated to CHS
Acres Land Title Agency
Cross County – The Forman Team
DiPisa & Lago, LLC
Freedom Mortgage
Home Bridge Financial Services
Re/Max Trading Places
RidgeCo Properties North
Summit Funding
Venture Realtors
Visions Federal Credit Union

Also a special thank you to Baviello Landscaping and M & C Garden Flowers for the flowers, haystacks and pumpkins they provided to decorate the venue. Also to the Shopping Vendors: Aishlinn Bila of Pampered Chef, Jamie Polman of LuLaRoe, Lauren Gehm of DoTerra Scented Oils, and Kathy Gittleman of Keep Collections Jewelry.

Center for Hope & Safety’s Mission Statement
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.

Their hotline is always available, ready for your call, 24 hours a day. If you ever need their help, call them at 201-944-9600. If you want to know if you can help in any way, you can reach them at (201) 498-9247.