First Lady McCray Announces Expansion Of Mental Health Services For Domestic Violence Survivors

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Commissioner Cecile Noel of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and NYC Health + Hospitals announced the expansion of Mental Health Teams at all five of the City’s Family Justice Centers, with one in each borough. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Administration Launches “NYC Go Purple Day” New Domestic Violence Ad Campaign

In honor of NYC Go Purple Day, the de Blasio Administration today launched a new ad campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Women’s Caucus Leads Citywide Day Of Action To Raise Domestic Violence Uptown And Around Town

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 8 AM – 9 AM, but times will vary. New York City is opening a Hurricane Service Center to assist residents of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who are relocating to New York City for short-term or long-term stays following the recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Gets Prison For Trying To Murder Boyfriend With Hot Oil

NY Post reports that a Harlem woman was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in prison for trying to murder her boyfriend ​with scalding hot oil and a knife ​after a quarrel, authorities said. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And First Lady McCray Release Domestic Violence Task Force Report

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today released the Domestic Violence Task Force Report, recommendations to reduce domestic violence in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem Domestic Violence Shelter Provides Safe Haven For Survivors’ Pets

when-deciding-whether-or-not-to-flee-an-abusive-relationship-48-percent-of-women-choose-not-to-leaveWhen deciding whether or not to flee an abusive relationship, 48 percent of women choose not to leave out of fear of what may happen to their pets, according to Dr. Kurt Venator, a veterinarian with Purina. Continue Reading →

Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →