October 2010

Rapper DMX's Wife Tashera Simmons Discusses Helping Women Affected by Abuse

Posted on: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Keywords: Tashera Simmons, DMX wife Tashera Simmons, rapper DMX wife, Women of Strength Foundation, Women of Strength Foundation event, Ta

Tashera Simmons, wife of famous rapper DMX, recently launched her own foundation called "Women of Strength." The Women of Strength Foundation provides support and resources to women who have been affected by drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and other...

Queens Leads NYC in Prosecuting Abusers

Posted on: Monday, October 25, 2010

Keywords: Queens domestic violence, domestic violence convictions, Safe Horizon government affairs, Family Justice Center, Scott Kessler, Queens District Attorney's office

Scott Kessler, Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau in the Queens County District Attorney’s office, has long been a fierce advocate for victims of domestic violence.  Safe Horizon staff work closely with ADA Kessler at the Queens Family Justice Center...

New Housing Program Rules Could Hurt Domestic Violence Victims

Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010

Keywords: Metro New York, domestic violence victims, domestic violence housing program, domestic violence victim advocates, Safe Horizon Nat Fields, Nat Fields

In New York City, new and stricter work requirements for public housing residents causes domestic violence victim advocates to worry that the rules will force women to stay in abusive homes. Safe Horizon senior vice president Nat Fields weighs in...

Streetwork Mention in New York Times

Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010

Keywords: Streetwork, gay and lesbian youth, anti-gay attacks, New York Times, LGBT homeless youth, Streetwork program, Streetwork for homeless youth

In light of recent anti-gay attacks in the city, The New York Times speaks to several gay and lesbian residents in the Bronx community who feel they might be in danger for being openly gay. Although the city has been viewed...

Queens Courier Features Safe Horizon in Month-Long Series on Domestic Violence

Posted on: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Keywords: domestic violence, domestic abuse, myths about domestic violence, Queens Courier, myths about domestic abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, domestic violence mental abuse

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Queens Courier interviewed Safe Horizon staff members for its month-long series on domestic violence.  PART1: "Debunking the Myths with Truth"Advocates address the common misconceptions that domestic violence victims make when seeking assistance. ...

NY State Senator Peralta awards $25K to Safe Horizon for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Keywords: New York State Senator Jose R. Peralta, State Senator Peralta, domestic violence awareness, Senator Peralta award to Safe Horizon

On October 7, 2010, New York State Senator Jose R. Peralta held a press conference announcing funding of $25K each to Safe Horizon and the Queens District Attorney's office.  In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this funding will support...

"Domestic Abuse Survivor Gives Back"

Posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Keywords: domestic violence, domestic abuse, Safe Horizon domestic violence, My Sister's Place, My Sister's Place domestic abuse, domestic violence survivor

A Pavement Pieces blog article by Kathryn Kattalia tells Wanda Roman's story of going from being a victim of domestic violence to being an advocate for others who are struggling to overcome their own crises. In addition to highlighting Roman's work...

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