• 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
  • Emergency 30-Day Shelter
  • Emergency Protection From Abuse Order
  • Domestic Violence Safety Plan

The Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc. is an organization of social change whose mission is the safe elimination of domestic violence through intervention, prevention, and collaboration.

  • AK Hope Center Victim Services

    Victim Services

    Our 5 programs to help victims of domestic violence, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, and and a 24-hour crisis hotline.

  • AK Hope Center Violence Prevention Programs

    What is DV?

    Find out more about domestic violence, the cycle of violence, and how to create a safety plan for your loved ones.

  • AK Hope Center Violence Prevention

    Violence Prevention

    Our violence prevention programs, including classes for children, teens, and a high school dating violence education program.

Recent News and Updates


Courage to Change

Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.  You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.  ~ Maya Angelou According to dictionary.com courage is defined as 1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty,danger,pain,etc.,without fear; bravery. 2. [...]

Take the “Father’s Day Pledge” to End Gender Violence

CALLING ALL FATHERS! Father’s Day is not over…everyday is Father’s Day – right?  And, a  father’s work is never complete until he makes certain that everyone is safe. I know you are as committed to ending domestic and sexual violence we are here at HOPE.  That is why we are joining national efforts to associate Father’s Day [...]

Be Upstanding

  We have it in our power to begin the world over again. ~Thomas Paine  Have you ever found yourself in a situation that concerned you?  You wanted to help.  You thought, “I should really do something.”  But, you didn’t.  You are not alone – we’ve all been there.  This is known as “Bystander Effect” [...]

Women’s History Month

I went to college in the early 1980’s. At that time, I majored in History and English and experienced a new wave in the study of history with the inclusion of the history of “common man”. The days of researching “Great Men’s” history – it seems, had eclipsed much of the truth of an accurate [...]
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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen dating violence (TDV) is just as frightening, dangerous and underreported as adult domestic violence (ADV). In many ways, teenagers are more vulnerable to dating violence because they are still developing and discovering themselves socially and psychologically, experiencing hormonal and biological changes, and longing to “fit in” or be loved. As a result, teenagers can [...]