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:


 Grim Facts:
Louisiana is 2rd in the nation for female deaths caused by a man. Our ranking has risen for the 5th consecutive year.

Domestic Violence is the #1 cause of ER visits by women.

Every 16 seconds, a person is assaulted by their partner.
Help us stop the cycle of violence. 



The office provides legal advocacy, a weekly support group, community collaboration of services, referrals to community resources and a public awareness program.



Chez Hope provides education to the community about domestic violence.

Presentations include:

  • DV 101 – Chez Hope and all services provided
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • What Churches Can Do
  • Law Enforcement Education
  • Domestic Violence and the Workplace


Hands Are Not For Hitting

Hands Are Not For Hitting

Chez Hope also has School Programs for all ages of school children.

The program includes:

  • Hands Are Not For Hitting – Pre K – 3rd Grade
  • Bully Free Kids – 4th Grade through 6th
  • Love is Not Abuse- Abuse is Not Love – 7th – 12th Grades

For more information about our School Programs, click here.


Chez Hope maintains a Social Change Committee that identifies which institutions/agencies that have harmful practices and/or attitudes surrounding domestic violence that possibly perpetuates domestic violence. The committee members are key staff and survivors. Every year institutes/agencies are selected to concentrate on for the upcoming year. The committee either meets personally with the targeted institutes/agencies for education or, depending on the need and level of education, an awareness/education session are planned, workshops are planned and/or education material is distributed to the targeted places.

During the course of the year, if the committee recognizes that immediate attention is needed to an institutes/agency, they may be added to the current year’s list.

The Social Change Committee meets after each staff meeting. Additional meetings are planned as needed throughout the year. A Social Change Committee binder is maintained to document the meetings and activities of the committee.

Chez Hope has a volunteer program that includes all ages from the Junior Volunteers to the Grandmother Volunteers. Additionally, many social service groups also volunteer for special projects, etc.

Under the Chez Hope Intervention Program is the Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) which is a court ordered education program for men. The program is designed to address men’s belief follows the Duluth DAIP Program.

The BIP program is totally separated from the survivor program and is financially self supportive since the participants are charged for education groups sessions.













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