• We are here to help!

    The Ridgewood Police Department will endeavor to provide assistance to the victim's and/or witnesses to crimes within our jurisdiction.  These services are 100% confidential and are in place to help guide you through a very difficult time in your life.

    Please reach out to any of the services provided on our site, or call the Ridgewood Police Department and ask to speak to one of our officers who will work to help find you the help you need.

    If you are looking for assistance due to an emergency DIAL 9-1-1 immediately for help.

    Click on the tabs (above) for information on the more commonly utilized victim/witness assistance programs.  Click on the link (below or to the right) for additional assistance programs available to you.

  • Center for Hope & Safety

    24-Hour Crisis Line: (201)944-9600

    The Center for Hope & Safety (formerly "Shelter our Sisters") is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1976. They strongly believe that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. There mission is to help you heal and grow through a wide range of services that give you the tools you need to leave the violence, and empower you and your children for new beginnings.

  • Alternatives to Domestic Violence

    24-Hour Crisis Line: (866) 593-9999

    Alternatives Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) social service organization located in Anderson, Indiana. The agency was founded in 1978 by seven dedicated women who shared a common vision of peace in every home. Alternatives is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. We are one of twenty-nine domestic violence shelters serving Indiana's ninety-two counties.

    Alternatives philosophy is all persons have the right to live in a loving, caring, safe and secure environment. We support victims through the initial crisis with the ultimate strategy of helping them achieve abuse-free and financially independent lives. In recognition of the complex needs of victims, we draw upon the resources of local communities to support victims in their quest for peace and security.

    Our agency's primary service area is the counties of Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, and Tipton in East-Central Indiana. Our services are comprehensive and collaborative. They include:

    • Emergency Housing
    • Transitional Housing (for a maximum of two years)
    • 24-Hour crisis call center
    • 24-Hour crisis response team
    • Emergency and essential transportation
    • Case management and ancillary services
    • Sexual assault intervention and treatment
    • Support, referral, and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence
    • Specialized children's services
    • Prevention education and programming
    • Professional training and public education

NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence Women (NJCEDV)

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault  (NJ CASA)

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1-877-NJ-ABUSE (652-2873)
1-800-835-5510 (TTY)

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline

Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline

NJ Human Trafficking Hotline
1-855-END-NJ-HT (1-855-363-6548)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Sexual Violence Hotline

National Human Trafficking Hotline

New Jersey Crime Victim’s Law Center

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
1-877-MAD-HELP (623-4357)

Other Resources for Crime Victims

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Location: 131 N Maple Ave
Non-Emergency Phone: (201) 652-3900

Emergency Dial 9-1-1