Paramus, N.J. (October 7, 2021) – Center for Hope and Safety, Bergen County’s only not-for-profit agency dedicated to helping adults and children rebuild their lives beyond domestic violence and abuse, announced a partnership with LG&P during the leading retail marketing agency’s 20th anniversary celebration held on October 5th in Paramus, N.J.
Several months ago, Center for Hope and Safety issued a call for help to support the Center’s mission of rebuilding lives beyond domestic violence as incidents of domestic abuse have dramatically increased during the pandemic. LG&P Founder, David Lloyd, answered that call for help and unveiled a multifaceted support strategy for both employee and corporate contributions to its more than 100 employees at Tuesday’s anniversary celebration.
During the pandemic calls to Center for Hope and Safety’s free 24/7 hotline increased by 46% further demonstrating the severity and prevalence of domestic abuse in our communities. During that time, they answered more than 6,150 calls and have helped more than 1,190 adults and children find safety from their abuser.
In addition to their call line, Center for Hope and Safety provides safety and escape planning, housing, free legal services, art therapy for adults and children and a free Economic Empowerment program, which offers career counseling, financial workshops, provides information on how to fix bad credit, how to build savings and more so that victims can become financially independent.
As part of the partnership LG&P will identify ways to support the Center’s mission and lifesaving programs within the Bergen County community. Initiatives will include product and in-kind donations, hosting career days and family-strengthening events, financial donations and an employee match program, and support of awareness events and activities.
“For victims of domestic abuse to truly be able to rebuild their lives they need a number of support services in addition to safe housing. Community support is vital for us to be able to continue our mission and help domestic violence victims become survivors. We’re so thankful for David and LG&P’s support and look forward to growing our partnership,” said Julye Myner, PhD, Executive Director of Center for Hope and Safety who attended the partnership announcement event.
Lloyd, who serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and experienced the effects of domestic violence as a teenager is a passionate advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors.
“As we celebrate our 20th year in business it was important for us to take additional steps to find ways that we could make a positive impact in our local community,” said Lloyd. “Our partnership with Center for Hope and Safety comes at a critical time as incidents of domestic abuse have escalated throughout the pandemic. We are proud to lend our support to Center for Hope and Safety in its incredibly important efforts to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence. What Center for Hope and Safety does is so important and far-reaching, and on behalf of LG&P and our employees, we are honored to support their important work.”
For more information visit www.hopeandsafetynj.org or www.lginstore.com.
About Center for Hope and Safety
Center for Hope and Safety is Bergen County’s only not-for-profit agency dedicated to helping adults and children rebuild their lives beyond domestic violence. Since 1976, Center for Hope and Safety has been providing a safe haven and critical support services for domestic violence survivors and their children throughout Bergen County. Our mission is to assist adults and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse. We offer a full spectrum of free services designed to address and support emotional, physical and financial healing, including a legal services program to provide free legal representation, advice and counsel on restraining orders, appeals and emergent custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and other domestic violence family law matters. Our free, confidential hotline answers more than 4,200 calls a year and operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For immediate access to crisis intervention, counseling and referrals including enrollment in our safe house call (201) 944-9600 or visit: https://www.hopeandsafetynj.org/.
LG&P is in the business of designing and executing shopper experiences in retail. Founded in 2001, LG&P’s service offering has evolved to meet the changing demands of the marketplace, including an Electronics Solution Team, and an Experiential Marketing company (Synergy). In addition, LG&P is the parent company of LeanPie, a UK based company that provides global sourcing and low-cost production capabilities. Headquartered in Paramus, NJ, the company has offices in California, Toronto, London, W. Bridgewater MA and Suzhou, Ningbo, and Xiamen, China as well as satellite associates in Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Monterey CA and Plano TX.