“...the best time ever…”
“…never been to a pool before”
These are some of the comments we heard from the children of Center for Hope and Safety on their first day at the Teaneck Swim Club.
Keith Kaplan, trustee of the Teaneck Swim Club made this possible this summer.Center for Hope and Safety’s mission is to assist victims of domestic violence and their children, by offering emotional support and diversified continued services focused on safety, empowerment and self- sufficiency.
For the families of Center for Hope and Safety, the pool days meant much more than just cooling off on a hot day. As survivors of domestic violence, it offered normalcy during a very difficult time of their lives and an opportunity for them to enjoy quality family time.
The families of Center for Hope and Safety send their heartfelt thanks to the community members who embraced them so graciously.
Since 1976, Center For Hope And Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) has offered refuge to Bergen County’s women and children who are affected by domestic violence by providing a diversified continuum of services that focus on attaining safety, empowerment and self-sufficiency. The agency’s life-saving programs include: a 24-hour hotline; a confidential emergency shelter; transitional housing, crisis counseling; case management; children’s programming; legal assistance; Hispanic outreach; financial literacy and work-readiness training; follow-up services; and community education. Visit www.hopeandsafetynj.org for further information.