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:



We offer Non-Residential services in all four parishes that we serve. Please call the number designated for your parish for the location of your nearest office location. Non-Residential offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Chez Hope offers several support/education groups.

They are as follows:

Monday Night Group – Call For Time
The Monday Night Group is for non-residential and residential survivors. A rotating six (6) week program is followed which includes power point presentation on different related topics.

Survivors sign in at each group for documentation purposes. A children’s group is held simultaneously.

Me Time Group – Wed. Call For Time
Every Wednesday morning a Me Time Group is held for residential survivors. A rotating six (6) week program is followed. The group focuses on increasing self esteem of survivors.
Survivors sign in for documentation purposes. A children’s group is held simultaneously.



The Legal Advocates helps the survivors understand their legal rights and supports them in their efforts to protect their rights.

The Legal Advocates provide direct intervention on behalf of and with the permission of survivors. The Legal Advocates makes every effort to make it clear to survivors that they are not an attorney and do not practice law or give legal advice.

Additional services provided by Legal Advocates are as follows:
• Provide empowerment advocates to survivors by providing support as they set their goals to obtain temporary restraining orders and/or in pursuing charges.
• Collaborate with law enforcement and the criminal justice/civil court systems, court accompaniment, and assistance in obtaining legal representation.
• Provide an attorney referral list to aid survivors in selecting an attorney sensitive to the obstacles survivors of domestic violence may face in the criminal justice and civil court systems.
• Serve as a guide through the legal process.




Chez Hope provides continued supportive services to all survivors which include networking with community resources and networking with other community service providers.

All of the employees of Chez Hope are responsible for developing a working relationship with all social service agencies within the Chez Hope service areas.




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