Dear Brothers and Sisters,
October is Domestic Violence month!
Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.
The Center for Disease Control reports that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men in the United States will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetimes.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs between two people in a close relationship. The term “intimate partner” includes current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV exists along a continuum from a single episode of violence to ongoing battering.
The following is a list of community agencies that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and employ trained professionals who are able to provide resources, referrals and services such as safety planning, counseling, support groups, shelter and legal assistance:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) www.thehotline.org
Center for Safety and Change: 845-634-3344
Orange County Safe Homes 888-503-HOPE (4673)
Safe Haven Pike County: 570-296-HELP (4357)
Shelter Our Sisters Bergen County: 201-944-9600
My Sister’s Place (Westchester County): 800-298-SAFE (7233) www.mysistersplaceny.org
Safe Horizon (New York City): 800-621-HOPE (4673)
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
English TTY: 800-818-0656
Spanish TTY: 800-780-7660
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women: 800-572-7233 www.njcbw.org
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 800-932-4632
Alliance for HOPE International http://strangulationtraininginstitute.com
Members of the IBEW LU 503 Domestic Violence Response Team may be contacted as a resource and for referral information.
Kenny Titland (845)-597-8271
Linda Petrosky (845)656-6968