Board of Directors
Ms. Lee-Lee Chang (Chair)
Ms. Alison Fung (Secretary)
Ms. Emily Lin (Treasurer)
Ms. Hui-Jung Chi
Dr. Grace Hong
Dr. Ay-Woan Pan
Dr. Hung-En Sung
Ms. Su Chang
Ms. Heather Chao
Ms. Katy Chiang
Mr. Jason Fu
Ms. Lily Lee
Ms. Ellen Lii
Ms. Nora Chang Wang
Ms. Veronica Wong
Yuanfen "Kristen" L. Chi
Most organizations advocating for a certain type of “victims” or “survivors” are usually characterized by powerful testimonies from outspoken individuals, who have gone through the experience, as well as their friends and families. But it’s hard for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and their families to be as forthright. Shame, alienation, judgment, criticism, stigma, unreasonable burden—as frontline social workers, we are deeply empathetic to their pain. Protecting them from secondary trauma is our basic responsibility. In the love of Jesus Christ, to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Proverb 31:8) and to help them heal and rebuild physically, emotionally, and spiritually are our mission. May Garden of Hope become a pottery delighted in the eyes of God to provide them with a garden of hope, while inspiring more people to become gardeners of love to address the injustice in society!
From rescuing and counseling battered women and their children to servicing serious dysfunctional families, we achieve the following goals through hotline, counseling, legal aid, emergency shelter, support group, employment training, parenting education, and summer camp for exposed children:
- Assisting battered women in escaping abusive environment and strengthen their ability to protect themselves and self-sustainability.
- Assisting parents, who are entrapped in situations relating to child abuse due to language and cultural factors, in positive parenting.
- Assist children and youths, who experience domestic violence or sexual assault, in restoring their resilience.
Every heartbreaking story is different, but the path to recovery is always lengthy. In the process of accompanying about a thousand women and children, we spread the love of God to them. We help them understand the previous relationship we have with the Lord as His children, restore the glory as He intended when creating us, and experience the abundance in Christ.
In addition to rescuing services, Garden of Hope NY is also engaged in promoting social justice, advocating for harmony and nonviolence in families, and its preventive work. Through mass media, community activities, parade, workshops and outreach in local churches and organizations, preventing domestic violence, human trafficking, dating violence, senior abuse and child abuse require our collaboration. Knowledge produces power, with action come change. Thanks all the supporters and volunteers for walking with us, letting love soar, and sailing toward hope!
Through the love of God, Garden of Hope is dedicated to serving, caring and rebuilding the lives of whom have been exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
Women and men are equally created in the image of God; equally enjoy god’s given value and dignity. Everyone has rights to be treated with respect, to live a life free from fear, to say no to unjust treatment, and to refuse to assume responsibility of abuser’s wrong doing.