Women and children who come to Garden of Hope come with their own stories, and are seeking refuge from both physical and emotional wounds.
In our safe house, they are provided opportunities to heal as well as learn social skills while living with other women and families. Roommates must learn to share a space, adjust to each other’s lifestyle, accommodate each other’s needs, and resolve potential conflicts that arise. Together, they gradually develop a new “family” life.
During their stay in our safe house, Garden of Hope strives to help our residents rebuild their resilience and dignity by providing them the freedom to exercise their own agency, which is the first step in gaining the skills and independence to live on their own after their 3 to 6 month stay in our safe house.
New friendships form naturally. We have seen more than a quarter of our clients ultimately choose to rent houses together and live with each other after leaving the safe house. Families become close as survivors rebuild and strengthen their support networks.
Hope House is not only a physical shelter, but a safe space for personal growth — a place where survivors have the chance to process, regain control, and rebuild their own lives, foster new relationships and networks, and nurture hope for themselves.
To request consultation, counseling, legal assistance, shelter, and all other services, please call our Helpline
All Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
New York City 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-621-4673 or contact 311.
Meet us at the Family Justice Center in Queens and Brooklyn.
You can walk into any Family Justice Centers without an appointment from Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.