“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”--Aesop
There are hundreds of ways you can help put an end to domestic violence and sexual assault. Take a stand. Break the silence. End the Cycle.
Your words alone can be extremely powerful in breaking the silence. Speak out for all the victims that lack the courage or the chance to do so for themselves. Start by spreading the word about the Center of Hope and its mission to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
Speak out against violence in television and movies.
Take a stand; don’t tolerate jokes about rape, race or violence.
Attend rallies and protests against violence.
Ask your legislators to increase funding for programs that offer services to victims of violence and/or violence prevention education.
Make sure that local schools address violence as part of the curriculum.
Call law enforcement when you see or hear that someone is being abused.
Educate yourself about domestic violence and then educate your family and friends.
Discuss violence with your children and make sure they know what signs to look for when choosing relationships and where to go for help if they are physically assaulted.
Help Center of Hope transition victims of violence from crisis to confidence. Contact us today to see how you, your friends, or your organization can help put an end to the cycle of violence.
Answer the 24-hour Crisis Hotline (day and night shifts)
Clean and organize the shelter buildings
Help with donations
Assist in answering office phones during the day
Help transport victims to and from appointments
Advocate for Center of Hope within the community
Donate professional services (maintenance, electrical, plumbing, construction, cleaning, etc.)
Giving Financial Support
Give so others can make the choice of living free of abuse. Money should never be a barrier for one seeking help in a crisis. Center of Hope relies heavily upon the generosity of the people of Maury County and surrounding areas.
Donate money to Center of Hope
Call Center of Hope for a list of needed donations and organize a drive.
Get your company or organization to sponsor Center of Hope
Attend a Center of Hope event
If you are interested in donating or volunteering, please CONTACT US.
Center of Hope
P.O. Box 1961, Columbia, TN 38402
Or call us at (931) 840-0916
Center of Hope was founded in 1989 shortly after the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence determined that there was a need for emergency shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence in Maury County.
Beginning as a grassroots movement in Columbia, Maury County’s largest city, Center of Hope first came about when the Columbia Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPW) teamed together with the Coalition to bring services to local victims of domestic violence.