HELP RESTORE HOPE CENTER
Rebuilding lives and healing hearts in Madison & Chenango Counties.
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Our mission is to lend support and offer free and confidential services to put you and your loved ones on the road to a safer, happier and more independent life.
No matter when the violence occurred, or whether you wish to report it to the police, we will provide linkages to safe housing, crisis counseling, advocacy, and long-term solutions.
Our team is here for you.
The Help Restore Hope Center is staffed by a caring and committed team of Advocates, Volunteers, Therapists and Nurses who want to empower the people we work with. Through strong relationships with our Community Partners, Help Restore Hope Center can help empower you and ensure your voice is heard.
Everyone Deserves to Feel Safe.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE can be physical, verbal, sexual or emotional. If you think you or a loved one might be experiencing domestic violence, our advocates are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Victims and survivors often face difficult choices and confusing feelings when they are reaching out. If someone you care about is a victim or survivor of assault, you may need some support to understand feelings you are experiencing. No matter where you are on your journey, we can offer options and will support your choices. Advocates can connect you with resources that support the immediate and long term safety for you and your family.
SEXUAL ASSAULT is one of the most prevalent crimes in our society, yet is also one of the most under-reported. Anyone can be the victim of rape or sexual assault, regardless of their age, economic status, gender or sexual orientation. If this happened to you, or someone you know, you may feel like you are alone and there is no one you can talk to about it. Our Advocates are available 24/7 to help you or your loved one.
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Help Restore Hope Center runs a 9 bed Safe-Dwelling in a secure, confidential location in Madison County for men, women and families wanting to leave a situation where there is active Domestic Violence occurring. Advocates will help assess your needs and ensure that you are connected with the right level of support. Through your Residential stay, our team will help you navigate the system of community resources, housing and other supports needed to ensure the long term safety of you and your family. We also offer short-term counseling to support you emotionally through these changes.
You are on a journey. Making the decision to leave an abusive relationship is hard. Carrying the memory of abuse that happened in the past takes strength and resiliency. You are not alone. Our therapy team knows that your journey is unique and deserves respect, understanding and compassion. If you or a loved one is experiencing Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault and need some extra support, Help Restore Hope offers brief individual and family therapy focused on managing these challenges. All services are free and confidential. We also offer rotating support groups and education to learn more about healthy relationships, personal empowerment and self-care.
SANE - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
In 2018, Liberty Resources solidified its partnership with Oneida Health, and Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton to offer Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services to victims of rape and sexual assault. These examinations are completed by a nurse who is specially trained in completing forensic exams in a manner that is trauma informed. A Help Restore Hope Center Advocate can meet you at the hospital for extra support and assistance.
At Help Restore Hope, you truly have a team behind you every step of the way to provide support and help you work toward your goals. Keeping you and your family safe and providing you with tools and that empower you to make your own informed choices is our mission.
Our team of Advocates are in your corner and can offer a variety of supports. Besides running our 24/7 confidential hotline, Advocates can help Survivors with these challenges, and more.
- Requesting and obtaining Protective Orders
- Safety Planning
- Education about Domestic Violence, the dynamics of abuse, identifying signs of abuse
- Identifying and securing long term housing that supports your safety from Domestic Violence
- Collaborating with other agencies you might be working with including, but not limited to, Department of Social Services, Legal Aid Society, Community Action Partnership
- Providing support and encouragement
- Assistance with OVS Applications
- Providing tools and skills for independent living
- Court Advocacy for cases open with the County District Attorney’s Office
- Advocacy for families experiencing Domestic Violence who are also working with Child Protective Services
- Campus based advocacy for college students who have experienced assault and are working with Title IX representatives
Our work is possible due to the generosity of grants and funding sources on a federal and state level such as Office of Victims Services, New York State Department of Health, Counties, The New York State Office of Family & Child Services, Rape Crisis, STOP (Division of Criminal Justice), the United Way of Greater Oneida, Chenango United Way, community chests, and private donations from local churches and community members.
Volunteers of all kinds are needed for the Help Restore Hope Center to be able to reach the most survivors! The Center accepts volunteers of all different backgrounds, and one does not need to be a survivor to apply.