Family Violence Crisis Center
  Abused and Need Help? Call our Crisis Line:
(337) 828-4200  


Office Phones

St. Mary



St. Martin


P.O. Box 98
Franklin, LA 70538

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline:

HOUSING – Safe Placement/Safe Homes, Phase I and II Transitional Housing.
Chez Hope maintains two types of shelter; emergency and alternative. Both shelters have separate living units for a total of six units totaling 24 beds.

Emergency Shelter
Access to the emergency shelter facility is 24 hours a day. The emergency shelter is also staffed 24 hours a day and maintains a sophisticated alarm system for security purposes with 8 cameras placed around the building to assure safety. The Manor House Emergency Shelter has three separate units with a total of 13 beds.

It is the policy of Chez Hope to have one family per unit for privacy. However, when emergencies occur, Chez Hope may place a second family in the unit until alternative housing is obtained or alternative emergency shelter is obtained.

Alternative Shelter
Alternative Shelter is an extension of emergency shelter but for families out of immediate danger with all safety plans in place but continues to need emergency shelter. The Alternative Shelter has three separate units with a total of 9 beds. It is the policy of Chez Hope to have one family per unit for privacy.

Entrance/Placement into the Alternative Shelter is not 24 hours a day through the crisis line as in the Manor House Emergency Shelter. Alternative Shelter residents must come from the Manor House Emergency Shelter program, after safety is no longer an issue, or from a sister emergency shelter program. A housing meeting is held between the Primary Housing Advocate and/or the Director of Services and/or Executive Director.

Safe Placement
In the event the emergency shelter is at capacity and a sister program is unavailable, Chez Hope will house a survivor and their family in a local motel until alternative shelter can be found. This also includes male survivors.


















Every Bit Counts
$10 - buys milk, bread, & eggs for a family for 1 week.

$25 - pays to host our weekly non-residential Support Group.

$50 - pays for 1 person, 1 night in the shelter.

$100 - funds the children's Tutoring & Educational Program for 1 week.

$150 - cost of initial setup of groceries & supplies for a new family in shelter.

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Ethnic Hair Care Products
Our Funders