• 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

"Freedom From Want" ~Norman Rockwell


This time of year always brings conversations about thankfulness. Many families begin practicing and preparing their “thankful thoughts” to be shared around the Thanksgiving dinner table.  People attempt to define their gratitude by that one big thing – accompanied by a lengthy back story – to share with their family and friends. It is important [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness

*Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. *One in four women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence. *Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. [...]

Do you know about HOPE’s SAF-T Kennel Program?

There is much to be said for the bond between humans and their pets.  Pets not only provide companionship but also comfort and unconditional love.  They truly are members of our families.  Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) is the only initiative of its kind helping domestic violence survivors leave abusive environments with their pets.    [...]
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Being thankful for what we have.

In today’s society it seems very hard for people to appreciate what they have. Bigger is better and keeping up with the Jones (or Kardashians) is the new normal way of life. All I ever seem to hear from people is how they get the shaft or how life is not fair. When people only [...]

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. [...]