Established in 1989, Center of Hope is a refuge of peaceful existence providing innovative and compassionate direct advocacy, therapeutic counseling, and residential services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. As a leading resource for system change, Center of Hope’s goal is to provide meaningful and effective support while addressing the attitudes and behaviors which allow violence to continue. The funds requested in the application will support counselors through The Refuge Center. 27 out of 40 (68%) clients will complete 75% of their treatment plan goals. 35 out of 40 clients (88%) will report they learned new skills that helped them cope with their situation. (Examples of skills acquired: new breathing techniques, decrease in negative self-talk, and redirection when something triggers the client.)