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 and honored long-time CEO Judith Kahan for 25 years of outstanding service. Held at Helen Mills Theater in Midtown Manhattan, the night’s proceeds support our many programs including Women’s Survival Space, Women’s Safe Start, Women’s Second Start, Crime Victim Services, and 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