The meeting took place at the Housing Works Women’s Health Center in downtown Brooklyn.

The Center Against Domestic Violence promotes social change through education. The Center’s groundbreaking programs for students from elementary school through high school teach young people how to identify and avoid domestic violence and develop healthy relationships. The comprehensive services provided by the Center’s shelters provide residents with the tools they need to break the pattern of domestic violence and start life anew.

The Center Against Domestic Violence has a long history of blazing new trails in the fight against domestic violence. The Center opened the first publicly-funded shelter in New York State, the first to keep mothers and children together; was the first to advocate for the priority transfer of survivors in public housing, and the first to educate teens about healthy relationships to prevent future domestic violence.