NYC Council Restores Over $7m in Homeless Youth Program Funding

Posted on: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Keywords: Safe Horizon, New York City, New York City Council, homeless youth, funding homeless youth programs, Streetwork, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence legal help, child abuse, Child Advocacy Center

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On June 28th, the New York City Council voted to restore funding for homeless and runaway youth programs, as well as funding for services that help victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

The Council helped retain nearly $7.2 million for homeless youth programs like Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project, funding that will help maintain a wide range of emergency services for thousands of vulnerable, at-risk young people.

In addition, the City Council fully restored $500,000 to Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers to help our city’s youngest victims of sexual and physical abuse begin to heal.

Finally, the Council fully restored funding to our Domestic Violence Law Project ($125,000) as well as the Domestic Violence Empowerment (DoVE) Initiative, a Safe Horizon-managed training and technical assistance program that helps community-based organizations provide support to domestic violence victims in underserved parts of the city.

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