HELP, in collaboration with the Upper Manhattan Domestic Violence Collaborative Project, co-hosted a training entitled, "The Diverse Faces of Stalking" to read more click here.
HELP USA has developed a service-enriched residential program and several customized initiatives to specifically address the needs of survivors of domestic violence and their families.
Through the staffing of its residential and non-residential programs, HELP USA assists clients with their immediate needs - safety planning, secure temporary housing, counseling services, case management, child care, housing and employment support, and post-discharge case management.
Zac Posen and Kenneth Cole Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence
HELP USA recognizes that the challenges faced by survivors are NOT solved upon moving into permanent housing.
- It is unrealistic and challenging for victims of domestic violence to secure permanent housing within the 90 - 135 days they are permitted to stay in emergency shelter
- Additional funding for shelters (increasing the reimbursable rate) remains a top priority for advocates and shelter providers so that the high quality and intense work needed to assist clients in the process of healing and rebuilding their lives can be maintained.
- Enactment of new laws which are necessary to protect victims of domestic violence from discrimination in housing and employment.
Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children.
- 92% of homeless women have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse at some point in their lives.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of homicide in New York State - in 2007, 72 women were killed by their intimate partners.
- 1 out of 3 women in the United States report being physically or sexually abused.
- Employees miss over 175,000 days of work per year because of domestic violence.
- On any given day, there are over 2,000 women and children residing in emergency domestic violence shelters in New York City.
"This is not culture. This is not custom. This is criminal."
-Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on violence against women.
Domestic Violence Scholarship Luncheon