The Center Against Domestic Violence offers support, shelter, and education through counseling, safe houses, and school programs for teens.

Support & Education

Our dedicated team of professionals does everything possible to move residents from victims to survivors and equip them for lives free from domestic abuse. Read More »


The Center Against Domestic Violence opened the first publicly funded domestic violence shelter in New York State in 1977. Since then we have expanded to three full service shelters that provide sanctuary for 1000 victims of domestic abuse each year. Read More »

Recreational Services

Our wide variety of recreational programs for both women and children help residents adjust to life in a shelter while also building their self-confidence and a sense of community. Read More »

Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program

The Center Against Domestic Violence was the first organization in New York to offer a program to prevent teen relationship abuse. Today we are the premier provider of this year-round service, teaching tens of thousands of students at ten high schools about healthy relationships. Read More »