• 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

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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 [...]
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2014 Spring Domestic Violence Volunteer Training

We are once again excited to announce the Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc.’s 2014 Spring Volunteer Training.  This 45-hour Domestic Violence Training provides education and tools to help work with survivors of domestic violence.  Whether you are thinking of completing this training to give your time to a worthy cause, gain knowledge in the area [...]
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Children and Domestic Violence

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to…abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others. ~Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg~ While estimates vary and underreporting continues to be a problem, up to 10 million children in the United States are exposed to domestic violence (DV) each year.   Children under the [...]
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Awareness

This October marks the 26th annual National Domestic Violence Awareness Month:  Learn why this is so important and how you can get involved. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) became official in 1989 when Congress passed legislation to unite and commemorate all survivors, advocates, agencies and organizations working to eradicate domestic violence (DV).   In many [...]