All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. We do not bill insurance.
Our safe house provides temporary housing for those in imminent danger. The house is a seven bedroom facility with a full kitchen, playroom and living room. Programming includes counseling and case management. The shelter has a kennel that consists of three units and can cater to house pets of different sizes. These units all have heating and cooling.
24/7 Helpline: 908.453.4181
The helpline can be used to speak with a trained advocate, schedule appointments with staff, and provide information about resources available to survivors.
24/7 Web Chat
Chat online with a trained advocate who can provide you with crisis support related to interpersonal violence.
Individual and Group Counseling (in-person, teleconferencing or telephone appointments)
Our counselors utilize an empowerment, strength-based approach to help guide you on the path you choose. We recognize that you are the expert in your life and we are only there to provide resources, support and information. Our groups can help you connect with people in similar situations, learn new skills, or learn to take care of yourself. To set up an intake, please call our helpline. Includes specializations in LGBTQIA+ interpersonal violence, drug and alcohol addiction, vulnerable populations including elder abuse, and mental health.
24/7 Sexual Assault Response Team Advocates
Trained, confidential advocates can respond to police stations and hospitals to meet with survivors to discuss forensic exams and protective orders and create individualized safety plans. Survivors can ask for an advocate at any law enforcement agency or hospital or activate us through the helpline.
24/7 Domestic Violence Response Team Advocates
Trained, confindential advocates can respond to local police stations to meet with survivors to discuss restraining orders, services available, and create an individualized safety plan. Survivors can ask for an advocate at any local or state police building.
Legal Advocacy (in-person, teleconferencing or telephone appointments)
Our trained advocates meet with plaintiffs at the Belvidere Superior Court on Thursdays to discuss the court procedure, create a safety plan, and provide resources. We can also provide referrals for other legal resources.
Our case management supports survivors long-term goals regarding housing, finances, employment, and education using a strength-based, trauma informed, empowerment model.
Our primary prevention utilizes evidence-based techniques for students in grades K-12 and in college. We have one time presentations about dating violence and healthy relationships, healthy boundaries, and consent and sexual assault. We have our 9 session Media Literacy program which focuses on understanding media messages regarding interpersonal violence and how to be an active upstander.
Outreach Workshops and Trainings
We can provide free, customized trainings for your place of business or agency. Our Safer Warren County campaign includes the trainings: Pets & Domestic Violence, Identifying & Responding to Interpersonal Violence, Elder Abuse & Neglect, and Bystander Intervention. By completing one of these four 2-hour trainings you also receive a 4x6 sticker to put in your place of business to show that you're a safe place for survivors to turn to for help and that you do not tolerate violence in our community. Other trainings that can be done include: Sexual Assault & Consent, Domestic Violence 101, Safety Planning, Children and Domestic Violence, Gender and Media, Healthy Masculinity, Human Trafficking, Interpersonal Violence and Substance Use, and LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity and Competency.
Wardrobe of Hope Clothing Boutique
Our free clothing boutique is open every other Tuesday from 4-7pm by appointment only.