What We Do

Legal Advocacy

At the Center for Hope we understand how difficult it is to make the decision to leave an abusive relationship. You are often scared that your abuser will convince the court and the Judge that you are the one with the problem, and that the court won’t be able to see through the manipulation and lies your abuser has used to hurt you and often times, your children.<>

We offer legal representation in all civil matters in Family and Supreme court. If you are thinking about filing for divorce, custody or are seeking an Order of protection in a civil court, please contact us at 716.955.9658 or info@centerforhopewny.org for a confidential consultation.

Mental Health Support

When making the decision to leave an abusive relationship, it is so important that you have the emotional and psychological support of an experienced counselor. At the Center for Hope, we have mental health counselors who are skilled and experienced in the area of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence.

We offer individual and group counseling that centers around education regarding the narcissistic abuser, so you may begin to understand what you have experienced, and cognitive behavioral counseling that focuses on healing your own trauma and co-dependency issues to help you move forward in your own journey.

Holistic Healing

If you have been a victim of abuse, chances are you have not made yourself or your self-care a priority. At the Center for Hope, we know that it is very important for you to take care of yourself during this very difficult time.

We know how important it is to begin to learn how to make yourself a priority again. At the Center for Hope, we offer classes for our clients that focus on self-care and self-improvement. Please check our class agenda as the class schedule may change based on availability.

Financial Advisement

Financial abuse is one of the most powerful methods of control that can keep a person trapped in an abusive relationship. Surveys of survivors show that concerns about their ability to financially provide for themselves and their children is one of the top reasons for returning to or staying with an abusive partner.

We provide financial advisement as part of our services to help you gain control over your life. At the Center for Hope, victims are educated on how to obtain and understand financial information they need in order to make intelligent decisions planning for their future.