Escape

About Us

Mission Statement

Hope’s Door seeks to end domestic violence and to empower victims to achieve safety, independence, and healing from the trauma of abuse.

Hope’s Door is Open to All

Domestic abuse 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.

 

LGBTEl abuso doméstico no discrimina por la raza, el credo, el color de la piel, la etnia, la discapacidad, el género, estatus socioeconómica ni orientación sexual. Hope’s Door tampoco. Damos la bienvenida a todos y trabajamos para superar cada de las barreras de seguridad de nuestras víctimas.
Servicios en español: Llame 914.747.0828, Ext. 1019

Philosophy & Guiding Principles

Violence in intimate relationships is a pattern of coercive tactics that can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and emotional abuse and is perpetrated with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control. To stop violence, the community must act in concert to end abuses of power and to hold perpetrators accountable.

  • Adult victims have the right to self-determination. Victims should and must be the ones to make decisions about their own lives.
  • Children have the right to safety and protection.
  • Abuse and battering are the sole responsibility of the abuser.
  • Physical violence perpetrated by an intimate partner is a criminal act, and it must be taken as seriously as stranger violence by the criminal legal system and all of its agencies.
  • We oppose couple counseling, couple mediation and couple therapy in violent adult relationships because of inequities of power and danger to the victim.
  • We invite men and boys to join us in ending interpersonal and family violence.
  • We encourage the participation of survivors in our work.