Hope's Door, which serves all of Westchester County, seeks to end domestic violence and to empower victims to achieve safety, independence, and healing from the trauma of abuse.
Domestic violence does not discriminate by race, creed, color, ethnicity, disability, gender, socio-economic status or sexual orientation. Neither does Hope's Door. We welcome everyone and work to overcome each victim's unique barriers to safety. Our services include:
- 24-Hour Hotline (888) 438-8700 - The hotline is the gateway to all of our services. Call and speak up for yourself — or for someone who can't. Se habla español.
- Safety Planning and Danger Assessment - We help victims assess their level of danger and learn safety strategies — whether the victim decides to leave or to stay in the relationship.
- Emergency Shelter - A safe haven is the number one defense against domestic violence. We offer a safe environment where victims can heal and plan for a future without abuse.
- Legal Referrals - We advocate for victims, accompany them to court, and work with legal service providers to secure safety and justice.
- Counseling and Support Groups - We are a safe place where victims can break the silence about abuse, begin to heal, and learn the difference between a relationship dominated by power and control and one based on equality, respect and trust.
- Children's Program - We work with children to break the cycle of violence, to learn safety strategies, and to heal from the trauma of abuse.
- Love Shouldn't Hurt Prevention Program - Our teen program, which includes our award-winning peer leadership component, Students Talking About Relationships (STAR), empowers young people with the skills to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
- Community Education - If you would like to know more about abuse and how we can work together to end the violence, please call 914-747-0828.
- Next Step Economic Empowerment Program - The Next Step Program fosters the economic empowerment and self-sufficiency of survivors of domestic violence.
- Northern Westchester Risk Reduction Team – Our newest project offers enhanced, coordinated services to victims in Bedford, Lewisboro, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers with the goal of reducing domestic violence fatalities.
Please call the Hope's Door hotline if you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse. You don't have to give your name, and we won't tell you what to do. We will help you maximize your safety, explore your options, advise you of your legal rights, and assist you in making the best decision for yourself. Call 888-438-8700 or go to www.hopesdoorny.org for more information. You are not alone.