In This Issue
- From the Executive Director
- Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse
- Q&A About Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse
- Did You Know
- Language Access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Victims of Domestic Violence
- Legislative Update
- New Healthy Families Training
- New Domestic Violence Data Available
Show Your Drive To End Domestic Violence!
OPDV and the Department of Motor Vehicles offer a “Peace at Home” license plate. A portion of the proceeds goes to promote awareness of domestic violence.
Verizon Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grant Program
On June 9, OPDV Executive Director Amy Barasch joined with Verizon Wireless and Verizon Foundation to hold a press conference at Equinox Community Services of Albany announcing the new Verizon Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grant Program in New York State. Ms. Barasch approached Verizon with the idea of grants for domestic violence survivors and the company has put the plan into action.
The program will provide grants of $500 to $2,500 to domestic violence survivors to help them develop small businesses. Applicants will be required to submit a business plan, and be enrolled in, or have completed an entrepreneurship assistance program.
In October 2009, more than 120 organizations throughout NYS participated in OPDV’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence effort during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help turn New York State purple in October 2010! Find out how.
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