This year we are celebrating 40 years of transforming lives!

In 1977, the Center opened the first publicly funded domestic violence shelter in New York State. In 1997 the Center opened its second shelter, Women’s Safe Start and in 2004 the Center opened its third shelter, Women’s Second Start. The Center’s innovative date violence prevention services now reach and counsel more than 23,000 students across New York City.


On May 18, 2017 the Center Against Domestic Violence celebrated 40 years of existence and honored, long-term CEO, Judith Kahan for 25 years of service. Held at Helen Mills Theater in Midtown Manhattan we couldn’t have asked for a better night filled with laughter, food, and fun. Thanks to all our evening sponsors and attendees; the night proceeds supports our many programs including, Women’s Survival Space, Women’s Safe Start, Women’s Second Start, Crime Victim Services & Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).

Thanks to our sponsors!
Alan & Susan Kolod – Audrey & Greg Meredith – Capital One Bank – The Clark Family – Eileen Fisher – Friedman, LLP – Geto & deMilly, Inc. – Susan Hirshman – Li/Saltzman Architects, PC – The Meredith Family Foundation – The Milton Family – The Omer Foundation – Kenneth & Grace Pollak – Mormax Company, Inc. – Moses & Singer, LLP – Susan E. Payne & Associates – Urban Resource Institute