ANHC is licensed by NYS to operate a 7 bed safe home, which we call “the shelter” and New Hope House for the sake of convenience. The location of the safe home is confidential. The safe home is equipped with a security system and all the essentials for daily living.
We strive to maintain a clean, comfortable and homey atmosphere. While in the shelter, women are responsible for their children, making meals and daily cleaning. Any female over age 16 may be admitted by herself or with her children for a maximum stay of one month (in certain circumstances additional time can be negotiated).
We accept any victim of domestic violence in need as space allows and include their teenage sons as well. Adult male survivors of domestic violence, (and if the safe home is full, women as well), may be admitted into our safe home network of private homes, for a maximum stay of one week.
We try to keep rules to a minimum, recognizing that survivors need safety, not additional limitations or control. Rules are based on safety needs and consideration of other residents.
To gain admittance, call our hotline number. During the week before 5pm, a counselor at our office will talk to you. After 5pm and on weekends, a personal attendant from our answering service will immediately connect you with a counselor. The counselor will help you to figure out specifically what you need to do and how ANHC can help. Try to be prepared to bring any medicines, important papers such as birth certificates, social security numbers and the like.
We may also be able to provide foster care for pets that might be endangered if left behind.