Domestic Violence & Preventive Services
Child abuse, family violence, family dislocation and community violence have enormous behavioral and psychological consequences. We run four domestic violence shelters, providing an enhanced trauma-sensitive care environment where healing and community rebuilding can occur. New York City children and families exposed to poverty and racism experience trauma at disproportionately high rates.
Our Preventive Services focus on strengthening families so they can stay intact through intervention, counseling and treatment. The core mission is to work with families where they are, in order to prevent further fractures in the family structure.