Garden of Hope

Garden of Hope LogoGarden of Hope is dedicated to serving, caring and rebuilding the lives of women and children whom have been exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Although they serve women and children of the world the organization has a specialized focus on Chinese immigrants and has the resources to serve them. 

In additional to public education, we provide direct services to women, youth and children who have been exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking through hotline, crisis intervention, culturally-relevant counseling, support groups, advocacy, case management, legal assistance, emergency shelter (Hope House), emergency assistance (food, clothing and money), job training and translation services

What They Do…

Hotline and Crisis Intervention: As an organization in helping women and children from violence and abusive families, Garden of Hope New York Hotline for Chinese family violence is an exit offered to anyone in need of support in the community. Through the technological advanced use of the internet and other resources, we not only have received phone calls from victims living in New York, but also from many other states. Many Chinese immigrant women who came to this foreign land have language barriers that prevented them from seeking help through U.S. justice and legal assistance. Telephone, internet, Chinese and English translations, and many other resources revived the hope of the helpless. Professionally trained counselors not only will understand the victim’ s afflictions, they will also use appropriate law, information on social security, along with joint usage of telephone, internet, translations, and real effective support to bring hopes to the hopeless.

Legal Assistance: Women under abuse will not only need an order of protection. The abusers often use many different malicious ways to gain control over their victims. Examples are reporting fake information to the police, threatening with immigration status, confiscating their victim’s identification, intentionally abandoning them, declaring divorce with injustice reasons, not allowing their victims to see their children, not supporting their living expenses, and using their victims’ credit card, etc… Abused women might also face other problems of their own at the same time like house rent and other legal issues concerning minor financial dispute. We give thanks to the nonprofit service organizations involving New York Legal Assistance Group, Legal Aid Society, Sanctuary for Families, Queens Legal Service, CUNY Law School Main Street Clinic, Connect, and other similar organization that have been working with us. Their attorneys not only specialized in laws concerning family violence, but also show special care to abused women. The free legal aid they offered practically helped many women break away from their misery.

Emotional Support and Trauma Therapy: On regular cases, victims of violence and sexual assault often have many negative feelings buried deep inside and traumas that are nearly impossible to erase. Our social workers and counselors offer appropriate emotional supports and trauma therapy according to the clients’ needs. Other than some normal function meeting rooms, we also have a multifunctional expressive media room that allows children to express unspeakable truth through games and crafts; women are able to use sand arts to see the situation they are currently in and, by using it, to find a way out in life.

Children Services: On regular cases, victims of violence and sexual assault often have many negative feelings buried deep inside and traumas that are nearly impossible to erase. Our social workers and counselors offer appropriate emotional supports and trauma therapy according to the clients’ needs. Other than some normal function meeting rooms, we also have a multifunctional expressive media room that allows children to express unspeakable truth through games and crafts; women are able to use sand arts to see the situation they are currently in and, by using it, to find a way out in life.

Their Wish List…

Donate: Consider making a gift so that we can continue to assist women and child with services.

Volunteer: You can find the application here.

Garden of Hope New York

紐約勵馨婦幼關懷中心

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