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  • Google Maps Accused Of Revealing Secret Locations Of Domestic Violence Shelters

    “The single most powerful thing that shelters do is hide people whose lives are in danger,” said Rona Solomon, deputy director for the Center Against Domestic Violence in New York. Read More »
  • A Night of Standing Up Against DV: Special Spring Event

    At this year's Special Spring Event, due to substantial help from sponsors, general donations, guests, and silent auction bidders, we raised over $115,000 for our youth programs! Read More »
  • 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.” Read More »
  • “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. Read More »
  • Did the President’s PSA at the Grammys Send the Right Message?

    President Obama made his proclamation to end violence against women, and challenged artists to encourage their supporters to do the same. But when asking these artists to help stop the violence, what are we asking them to do? Read More »
  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

    This month, amidst chocolate hearts, flowers and love letters, we celebrated teen dating violence awareness month with waves of awareness campaigns spreading the same message - dating violence can happen in adolescent relationships. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • Bronxnet Interview with RAPP Coordinator Debra Hayes

    Watch Saint Catherine Academy student interview CADV Relationship Abuse Prevention Program coordinator, Debra Hayes, on what an abusive relationship is and what to do if you are in one. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • Luz's Story has a Happy Ending

    Read about a survivor who joined our support group and moved her family to safety. Read More »
  • Giving Tuesday

    Help families living in our shelter purchase holiday gifts on #GivingTuesday - Nov 27th. Read More »
  • RAPP Saved!

    NYC Council Restores RAPP Funding. Thank you New Yorkers. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • It's Time to Talk Day

    December 8, CADVNY is joining forces with LIZ CLAIBORNE INC. and its other partners for It's Time to Talk Day, an annual event that encourages greater public dialogue about domestic violence. Read More »
  • Change the Vibe Postponed

    Our annual gala has been postponed. Stay tuned for details coming soon. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • Your Voice Needs to be Heard!

    We need you to help save RAPP! Please go to the Mayor’s feed back page and simply copy and paste the letter below with your signature. Your voice needs to be heard to save RAPP. Read More »
  • Teen Date Violence Awareness Month

    Center Against Domestic Violence and Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz are co-sponsoring an event to mark Teen Date Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Read More »
  • Year End Message from CEO Judith Kahan

    It is humbling when somebody who puts himself in the line of fire to ensure our freedom thanks us. Recently, a young soldier on leave from Iraq visited our shelter to give us a generous gift - he wanted to help the children of Women's Safe Start the way we helped his family reach safety in 2002. Read More »
  • 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. Read More »
  • Current events highlight the need for RAPP

  • Teen Violence Statistics

    All teens, regardless of ethnicity, or socioeconomic background are vulnerable to relationship violence. Relationship abuse also happens in same-sex relationships. Read More »