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Center Against Domestic Violence Receives $20,000 Grant from the Mary Kay Foundation!

LOCAL WOMEN’S SHELTER RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS FROM THE MARY KAY FOUNDATION Center Against Domestic Violence is Part of $3 Million in Funding During Domestic Violence Awareness Month Brooklyn, NY – October 13, 2016 – As part of The Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grants program, local Women’s Safe Start shelter has […]

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Teaching Teens To Recognize Abuse

Summer with RAPP Peer Leaders Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Student Peer Leaders students from our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program had a super busy summer learning how to stop relationship abuse, volunteering at the Center’s shelters, and completing community service projects. As well as, spending time at our shelters, and partaking in community service projects […]

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To End Domestic Violence – We Need to Focus on Educating Youth Now

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and like our allied partners, we are emphasizing the importance of recognizing dating violence among teens in our communities and schools. National statistics indicate 1 in 3 teens will experience teen dating violence; forms of abuse are emotional/verbal, technological, sexual, financial, physical and spiritual or faith-based.   Through […]

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Women’s Safe Start Honors DVAM through ExpressIt and Creative Movement Program

The ExpressIt and Creative Movement program increases communication, accelerates the healing process and empowers domestic violence survivors with emotional tools. Shelter Director and ExpressIt and Creative Movement developer Earla Lloyd, LCSW, has found that movement and creative expression are catalysts for the healing process. Survivors and their children arrive at our emergency shelters after fleeing […]

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NASW Emerging and Mid-Career Social Work Leader Award Granted to CADV Director Luis Matos

Here at the Center we are fortunate to have Luis Matos, our Director of Education & Community Services. The National Association of Social Workers recognized Luis as a Mid-Career Exemplary Leader on December 3rd, at their 9th Annual Awards Dinner.  Luis shared this award night with other Top and Emerging Leader recipients. Luis Matos (middle), sister – […]

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Mepham’s Drama Club Raises Money for Domestic Violence Awareness

Bellomore Patch Jade Eckardt (Patch Staff) September 30, 2015 Mepham High’s Skull and Bones Drama Club raises nearly $3,000 at annual fundraiser revue, donates to Center Against Domestic Violence. Mepham High School’s Skull and Bones Drama Club presented its annual charity fundraiser revue “A Night on Broadway” on Sept. 18. Club members had selected the Center […]

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CADV Partners with Work Train Fight 

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Manhattan’s premier boxing, boot camp, and personal training gym – Work Train Fight! To kick off this newly found friendship, and celebrate DV Awareness Month, on October 3rd Work Train Fight will host the first of its charity classes with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Center Against Domestic Violence […]

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The Center Against Domestic Violence is Granted $50,000 for One Time Emergency Fund

The Vincent Mulford Foundation has granted the Center Against Domestic Violence $50,000 for our One Time Emergency Fund shelter assistance program! We are thankful for this extraordinary contribution to the Center’s lifesaving services. This fund will financially support individuals and families we serve by allotting small allowances to help overcome immediate problems typically resulting in […]

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Moms We Love: Being a Rock for Victims of Domestic Violence

The challenges that Mendez, who went on to attend Boricua College, faced as a low-income single mother led her to what is now a 20-year-long career in social work. “My son actually brought me to this field,” says Mendez, who is now the Childcare and Recreation Supervisor at the Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV). “Through [my son], I found education and I started helping other people like him, which actually led to helping myself.”

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“Be who you are – Everyone Else is Taken”

I had the pleasure this month of reading letters and essays written by former RAPP peer leaders. I must say, if you are ever discouraged with your work in the social services – listen to a young person. My goodness, the impact that the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program has had on their lives is staggering and ongoing – and in a good way. Over and over they wrote that, because of RAPP, they were in a position to help themselves and others – and they did just that.

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NYC’s LINC Program Impacts DV Survivors

This past November the City released a new assisted housing program called Living in Communities (LINC) - a stabilized rent subsidy program for New Yorkers who are homeless, including the people we serve - domestic violence survivors. Since 2010 there has not been any funding program to assist domestic violence survivors to find housing. Without this assistance to find and keep a new home, independent of their batterers, what is a survivor to do? Without assistance, the choice can be between being battered and being homeless. I spoke with Ebony Williams, one of CADV’s Housing Specialists, about this new program and how LINC affects our clients.

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Thanks – Legends of Basketball – for a Great Visit

The former NBA players of the Legends National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) made this a memorable holiday for families seeking safety at the Center Against Domestic Violence. President of the NYC Chapter Tom Hoover, and fellow member Nate Archibald visited our Women’s Survival Space, Women’s Safe Start and Women’s Second Start shelters to give gifts and spread cheer.

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N-0 Housing Priority Status Legislation Proposed to NYCHA

The Center Against Domestic Violence joined fellow domestic violence supporters on the steps of city hall on December 15, 2014 to show support for Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda’s announcement of the new proposed legislation to grant equal housing priority for victims of domestic violence. The new legislation will require N-0 equal housing priority for women residing in HRA domestic violence shelters.

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Giving Tuesday 2014 Overview

This year the Center Against Domestic Violence participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. We are very thankful for all of those that gave directly to CADV and for all of those that gave back to the cause of their choice! Your donations will go to supporting many families in need this holiday season.

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Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy – Meet Author Emily Bazelon October 18

October 18 meet Emily Bazelon whose highly acclaimed book, “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy” explores teen bullying, what it is and what it isn't, and how the rise of the Internet and social media make the experience more challenging.

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V-Day 2012!

For the second year in a row, the Fourth Universalist Church on the Upper West Side has chosen CADV as their V-Day beneficiary. V-day is a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and […]

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Center Against Domestic Violence and The Maria Project Commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2011

This October – Domestic Violence Awareness month - The Maria Project will team up with the Center Against Domestic Violence to give voice to the many untold stories of family violence. The Center will partner with the Maria Project on October 27 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center to host performer Marcella Goheen in her touring solo show The Maria Project.

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A Letter From CEO Judith Kahan: June 2011

Since the end of May, all we seem to hear about is Congressman Anthony Weiner and his sexting scandal. Now Congressman Weiner has stepped down, the consequences of his Internet activities ending a promising political career. At the Center Against Domestic Violence we talk about sexting – not as a scandal, but to alert teens to a serious pitfall. Congressman Weiner might have benefitted from the Center’s Relationship Abuse Prevention Program or RAPP; through RAPP, tens of thousands of teens learn about self respect, respect for others, and how to build healthy relationships.

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A Letter From CEO Judith Kahan

Over the last year we’ve come to recognize how important RAPP is to all students in the schools we work. Dating violence and bullying are linked behaviors. The most outstanding finding, according Dr. Robert Sege, chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, was how often bullies and bully-victims had been exposed to domestic violence. In the survey, 23% of bully-victims in middle school and 20% of high school bully-victims reported having been physically hurt by a family member during the past year. In addition, 19% of middle school bullies and 14% of high school bullies had been subjected to familial violence, compared to 14% of middle school victims and 13% of high school victims.

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Help Save Teen RAPP

Help save RAPP March 8 marks the 99th International Women’s Day, to celebrate women's advancement and highlight the need for continued vigilance and action. This Women’s Day I will testify at the New York City Council, fighting to save the Center Against Domestic Violence signature prevention program, Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program - RAPP.

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It’s Time To Talk Day December 8

Center Against Domestic Violence, New York City’s leader in teen date violence prevention will participate this year in It’s Time to Talk Day. This national event gives Americans the opportunity to talk about relationship abuse. The Center’s Deputy Director Rona Solomon will be part of Liz Claiborne Radio Row. The Center’s teen peer leaders will distribute literature and lapel pins at New York City high schools and intermediate schools.

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Domestic Violence Statistics

New York City Statistics The NYC police responded to 234,988 domestic violence incidents in New York City during 2008.1 During 2008 the City’s Domestic Violence Hotline answered 134,903 calls.2 The New York City Police Department recorded 70 family-related homicides during 2008. In 71% of these cases, no prior police report had been filed.3 National Statistics […]

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Press Releases

March 8 marks the 99th International Women’s Day, to celebrate women's advancement and highlight the need for continued vigilance and action. This Women’s Day I will testify at the New York City Council, fighting to save the Center Against Domestic Violence signature prevention program, Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program - RAPP.

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