Rochelle Park, N.J. (May 8, 2023) – Center for Hope & Safety (CHS), Bergen County’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping adults and children rebuild their lives beyond domestic violence and abuse, will host its annual Golf Classic at Edgewood Country Club on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
Proceeds from the event will support the life-saving programs and services provided by Center for Hope & Safety.
“Our annual Golf Classic is a key fundraiser that enables us to continue to help adults and children who have been impacted by domestic violence build a safer, healthier life,” said Julye Myner, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Hope & Safety. “Demand for our services has surged since the pandemic reaching our highest volumes of individuals served ever. Funds raised from the Golf Classic will go to providing vital support services to those in crisis including our 24/7 hotline, risk assessment and safe housing as well as programs for survivors including economic empowerment workshops, career counseling, legal services and therapy programs for adults and children. We want to thank everyone who has donated to CHS, sponsored our Golf Classic or has registered to participate. It's with your generosity that we can continue to help adults and children rebuild their lives beyond domestic violence.”
CHS has never, in its 46-year history, served more people than the organization is helping today. Ten years ago CHS averaged 900 clients a year. Today that number has increased by 91 percent with CHS serving 1,719 adults and children in 2022. Its free 24/7 hotline received 80% more calls than in 2021. The average number of weekly calls in 2021 was 57, which increased to 107 in 2022. Further demonstrating the continued severity and prevalence of domestic abuse in our communities, CHS saw an unprecedentedly high number of domestic violence survivors seek safety through its Safe House Program, sheltering 373 adults and children, representing a 108% increase from the 10-year average of 179.
Groups and individuals are invited to register for the Golf Classic as well as attend the cocktail reception and dinner by clicking here. The event will commence at 11:00 a.m. with registration, followed by lunch. The shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. at which time beverage stations will also be available. Guests are invited to stay for the cocktail hour that begins at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. If you are not able to attend the Golf Classic but would still like to show your support, sponsorship opportunities are available here as are donations.
Founded in 1976, Center for Hope & Safety has spent over four decades working to ensure that every person is granted the ability to feel safe, empowered and free from violence. The agency offers a wide range of services designed to help both individuals and their children escape from domestic violence situations, as well as resources towards fostering new beginnings including safe housing, escape planning, financial workshops, career assistance and free legal services.
For immediate access to crisis intervention, counseling and referrals including enrollment in our safe house for you or someone you know call: (201) 944-9600 or visit: https://www.hopeandsafetynj.org/.
About Center for Hope & Safety
Center for Hope & 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 & 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 7,500 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/.