Alternatives To Domestic Violence

Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) is a division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, which is exclusively devoted to domestic violence intervention and prevention. Link to Bergen County New Jersey Alternatives to Domestic Violence. 

Bergen Family Center

BFC strengthens communities by providing services to individuals, families and children that enhance their ability to function independently, manage challenges and improve the quality of their lives. Link here to Bergen Family Center.

Center For Hope And Safety

Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) has helped thousands of woman across Bergen County break their cycle of violence, and we can help you too. Link here to Center For Hope and Safety. 

Need Help? Dial 2-1-1

You are encouraged to dial “2-1-1” 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you need help in understanding and finding available assistance services. Language translation and TTY services are offered to any caller. You can also search our database for services in your local community or Chat Live with an experienced community resource specialist. 2-1-1 will help identify with you the best local resources to fit your individual needs during times of distress or for life’s everyday situations. Link here to 211. 

Volunteer Opportunity

“Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring in to meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs” Link here for Volunteer Opportunity. 

YWCA Bergen County

We are the area’s largest provider of child care services, a recognized leader in health and fitness programs, and operator of healingSPACE, the county’s only Sexual Violence Resource Center. Women, girls and families come to us for a variety of reasons. Our hope is that they leave with a renewed spirit, healthy relationships, new skills and stronger lives.

New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline

800-572-SAFE (7233) 24-Hour Hotline Linea Estatal de Violencia Domestica en New Jersey

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 TTY 1-800-787-3224 Linea National de Violencia Domestica 800-799-7233 Link here for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.   


Julia Hochstadt, LCSW (Bergen County, NJ & New York City)


Julia Hochstadt, LCSW, Psychotherapist has been working with survivors of trauma and crime for nearly 20 years in hospital-based and private practice settings. Areas of expertise include childhood sexual abuse, rape/sexual assault, and domestic violence.  Julia maintains private psychotherapy practices in Midland Park, NJ (Bergen County) and in Midtown Manhattan.

Julia helps people of all ages manage a variety of concerns – anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, career changes and entry into new parenthood. In addition to working with primary survivors of violence, she also works with secondary survivors, including friends and family members impacted by trauma and crime. Julia also facilitates educational courses on these issues for medical, legal and other professional and community audiences. She is a court-certified domestic violence expert and regularly testifies as an expert witness with the Manhattan and Bronx District Attorneys offices.

Julia holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, advanced Clinical Certificates from NYU, and certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Julia can best be reached at julia.hochstadt@gmail.com or via her website www.TherapyWithJulia.com.  View her profile on Psychology Today here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/julia-hochstadt-midland-park-nj/78478


National Domestic Violence Hotline

All relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive with unhealthy somewhere in the middle. Check out the Relationship Spectrum below to see where your relationship falls.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.  Anyone can be struggling with suicide.  If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

Postpartum Support International

Did you know? 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression.  You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.  We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals, and provide a bridge to connect them. Link here for Postpartum Support International. 



RAINN – National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7. Link here for RAINN Need to talk? We’re here for you. Whether you’re looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, our trained support specialists are ready to help.

Drug Rehab Domestic Abuse and Addiction

Drug RehabDomestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available.

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