Twelve Days of Hope

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  Most of us are familiar with “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as a song to celebrate the act of giving.   The biggest gift we can give ourselves and each other is HOPE -for a better tomorrow, for peace, empowerment, and positive change.    “The Twelve Days of HOPE” is not a song but a fictional […]

Animals, Children, and Domestic Violence: What You Should Know About our SAF-T Program

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For almost two years, the Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center has been an important part of a larger movement to address the needs of victims who are seeking shelter with their beloved pets.    Founded by Allie Phillips, the Sheltering Animals and Families Together program (SAF-T) is changing the way we understand and respond to domestic violence […]

Thankfulness

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This time of year always brings conversations about thankfulness. Many families begin practicing and preparing their “thankful thoughts” to be shared around the Thanksgiving dinner table.  People attempt to define their gratitude by that one big thing – accompanied by a lengthy back story – to share with their family and friends. It is important […]

Domestic Violence Awareness

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*Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. *One in four women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence. *Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. […]

Do you know about HOPE’s SAF-T Kennel Program?

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There is much to be said for the bond between humans and their pets.  Pets not only provide companionship but also comfort and unconditional love.  They truly are members of our families.  Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) is the only initiative of its kind helping domestic violence survivors leave abusive environments with their pets.    […]