SHELTERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
Below is a partial list of the incredible shelters & community groups we partner with to bring trauma-informed yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our goal is to become a true partner with these organizations and work together to create a safe space and practice that meets the needs of both survivors and employees.
CAMBA provides services in six core areas: economic development, education & youth development, family support services, HIV/AID services, housing services & development, and legal services. CAMBA’s family support services include family violence intervention, foster care prevention, maternal and infant health intervention, nutritional services and refugee resettlement.
CAMBA offers a 24/7 hotline, escort services, crisis counseling, individual and group support and education, advocacy, emergency cash assistance, and referrals to other services. CAMBA also works in schools to teach at-risk teens how to develop healthy relationships and to increase emotional support and stability. For more information visit: www.camba.org
The Center for Family Justice Inc. is Connecticut’s first Family Justice Center. It brings all domestic, sexual and child abuse services – crisis intervention, police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, counseling – under one roof, in our headquarters in Bridgeport, CT. Together, we work to break the cycle of violence by helping those in crisis restore their lives. We provide free, confidential, bilingual crisis services in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. Learn more at www.centerforfamilyjustice.org
CONNECT is dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice. By building partnerships with individuals and communities, CONNECT strives to help change the beliefs, behaviors and institutions that perpetuate violence. Through legal empowerment, grassroots mobilization and transformative education, CONNECT seeks to create safe families and peaceful communities. To find out more visit: www.connectnyc.org
The Domestic Violence Crisis Center's (DVCC) mission is to promote the fundamental right for all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships. Since 1980, the DVCC has provided crisis services to victims of domestic violence and their children and safeguarded their rights through legal, housing, medical, counseling, economic and educational initiatives. Direct services include SafeHouses (Norwalk and Stamford); 24-Hour hotline; EsperanzaCT, our Spanish language web resource and assistance line; Court and Legal Advocacy; Individual and Group Counseling; financial, education, housing advocacy; Medical Advocacy; and connection to additional community services. All of our services are free and confidential. To find out more visit: www.dvccct.org
Since 1970, Family of Woodstock has been an anchor for area residents- a place where people are respectful and caring, and where the search for solutions is creative and tireless. FAMILY's shelters, emergency food pantries, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and child care supports all work together to help people achieve the changes they seek. Our services are, with few exceptions, free of charge and confidential. Learn more at: www.familyofwoodstockinc.org
For nearly 40 years, Good Shepherd Services’ Safe Homes Project has been working to confront and eliminate domestic and partner violence in New York City. We provide a full array of services, which include a hotline, counseling, safety-planning, as well as a 20-bed shelter for survivors and their children. For more information visit: www.goodshepherds.org
Her Justice engages the talent and resources of New York City's law firms, bringing together committed lawyers and determined women to secure life-changing results. The women served by Her Justice face poverty and abuse every day. They struggle to care for their children and keep them safe from harm. For more information visit: www.herjustice.org
The Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV), established in 2001, oversees the citywide delivery of domestic violence services, develops policies and programs, and works with diverse communities to increase awareness of domestic violence. OCDV works alongside City agencies, community based and advocacy organizations, local leaders, and service providers to expand access to services citywide for victims and their children to receive the help that they need. Visit www.nyc.gov
The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. For more information please visit: www.svfreenyc.org
Operated by Sanctuary for Families, families enter Sarah Burke House (SBH) after leaving a domestic violence crisis shelter. While many families’ most pressing needs have been met by the time they enter transitional shelter, barriers remain. Our staff work closely with families to help them find housing and plan for the long term. SBH is New York’s first and largest transitional shelter for survivors of domestic violence. The facility is state-of-the-art, and includes group rooms, a library, a large and cheery children’s space, and an outdoor play area. SBH houses 58 families, most who stay for more than eight months. For more information visit: www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
The Seamen's Society operates Safe Passage - a non-residential domestic violence intervention program on Staten Island. Services include crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, legal services and parent/child support groups. Safe Passage works closely with survivors to increase their independence from the batterer, as well as to empower them to make healthier choices for their future. Learn more at www.seamenssociety.org
STEPS to End Violence (STEPS) is a holistic program of services for victims of gender-based violence with a focus on prevention, intervention, and policy advocacy. Spurred by a call to action resulting from an historic hearing at Bedford Hills Women’s Prison in which twelve women testified to their histories of battering and its relationship to the charges which eventually brought them to Bedford, STEPS has been providing holistic, trauma-informed services since 1986. Begun with a staff of two as a court advocacy project for battered women defendants, the program has since grown exponentially and now reaches over 5,000 New Yorkers each year. Learn more here.
The Family Center works to keep families stronger, longer. We offer a unique program of social and legal services, including health care and wellness programs, to New Yorkers struggling with a family crisis or loss. Our team combines a keen business sense with a personalized approach, partnering with client families to plan their next steps and long-term solutions. For more information visit: www.thefamilycenter.org
Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) fills a gap in domestic violence services for Latinas and their children in a culturally competent environment that is supportive, non-judgmental, and respects each woman’s right to self-determination. Our unique approach to domestic violence intervention focuses on supporting women who are not only making the transition from victim to survivor, but also those who as immigrants, find themselves in unfamiliar and often inhospitable territory. To find out more visit: www.vipmujeres.org
The mission of The Washbourne House is to provide an alternative to living in a violent situation and to offer education/resources necessary for victims to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. To provide the best and most complete services for victims of Domestic Violence. We are not just a shelter but a complete program offering many services to victims and the community. www.washbournehouse.com
The Women's Center is a non-profit organization with a vision to end the violence against women, men and children, to foster equality and empowerment for all. We serve the needs of individuals and families in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield communities. We provide prevention, crisis intervention, and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions. Our free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We're here to talk about it. Learn more: wcogd.org
YWCA Glendale’s mission is to empower women, girls and children in our communities through education and intervention to achieve independence, well-being, health, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence, and to draw people together to attain peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. www.glendaleywca.org
YWCA is the only agency in Greenwich, Connecticut licensed and accredited by the State to treat adult and child victims of domestic violence. Two hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all services, including counseling, shelter, criminal and civil court services and education are free. For more information visit: www.ywcagreenwich.org
For the people we serve, yoga is a resource with far-reaching benefits that carry over from the mat and into their everyday lives. It is a means to begin to feel strong, to calm their nervous systems, and decrease levels of anxiety.
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