Are You in an Abusive Relationship? You Can Get a Green Card Through VAWA

Are You in an Abusive Relationship? You Can Get a Green Card Through VAWA

By Mary Campbell In 2021, the United Nations published the report “Measuring the Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women During COVID-19.” It said that since the pandemic, violence against women has increased to unprecedented levels. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine said that domestic violence cases increased by 25 to 33 percent globally. The National Commission […]

Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms

Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms

By Erin Telesford Domestic Violence (DV) is one of the most underreported crimes that take place in New York, yet it has some of the most extensive impacts on victims and those exposed to DV. Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some […]

Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Expands HOME+ Program, Connecting Survivors to Free Home Security Resources to Prevent Homelessness

Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Expands HOME+ Program, Connecting Survivors to Free Home Security Resources to Prevent Homelessness

New York, NY: The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) announced the expansion of HOME+, a program that provides free and confidential security resources to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence who want to stay in their homes instead of entering shelter or going somewhere else. The program first launched in 2021 to […]

A Message From AM Jessica González-Rojas

A Message From AM Jessica González-Rojas

New York, NY – Jun 4, 2021: Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas speaks as Kirsten Gillibrand, Grace Meng, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others advocate for money to upgrade Obstetrical facility at Elmhurst hospital. (Shutterstock) October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Disturbingly, domestic violence remains a pervasive issue in New York, including here in Queens. The most recent police data […]

President Biden on National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

President Biden on National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

While our Nation has made significant progress in addressing domestic violence by responding to the stories and leadership of courageous survivors, as well as through advocacy and legislative action, domestic violence nonetheless remains all too common in America. During National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we continue to shine a light on the causes […]

City Hosted First in Person Roundtable on Resources Available for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

City Hosted First in Person Roundtable on Resources Available for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

Photo credit: MOIA/ENDGBV NEW YORK— The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro and the Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) Commissioner Cecile Noel hosted the City’s first in-person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable, since the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss the resources available for immigrant survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The […]