OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH
YWCA NorthEastern NY is the area’s leader in domestic violence services and operator of the only domestic violence shelter in Schenectady County. We offer a 24 hour hotline, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, groups, case management, children’s services and post-shelter services to those who experience domestic violence. During the month of October we offer additional events to raise awareness and support.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Kick-Off Event: October 6,2021 | 5:30pm
Firestone 151 is helping us kick off Domestic Violence Awareness month with an artful silent auction and live music by the talented Josh and John from 2096. There will be no cover charge, just a $5 suggested donation. So wear your purple to support YWCA NENY!
Virtual Spin-a-thon: October 17, 2021 | 9:00am
Brittaney Dietz will be offering a livestream experience through Zoom. When you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join. Registration and donations will be made through Brittaney’s website.
Virtual Panel Discussion: October 19, 2021 | 12:00pm
*Rescheduled: October 27, 2021 | 12:00pm
Join us for a live virtual discussion from survivors and experts on how domestic violence impacted them and share about what we are doing to support survivors.
Take Back the Night March: October 21, 2021 | 5:30pm
Let’s take to the streets to demand an end to gender-based violence!
Located here at the YWCA NENY main building, The Take Back the Night March will include an award ceremony, tabling, live music and then we take to the streets for a march. Supporters and survivors alike, will walk through the streets of Schenectady to raise awareness around issues of domestic violence. Light refreshments will be available.
Help us Raise Awareness:
Share posts directly from YWCA NENY’s social media pages throughout the month of October and make sure you use the hashtags #ywcaneny, #YWTBTN2021, and #DVAM2021.
Support the cause:
Become a community supporter or sponsor of domestic violence awareness. Make a donation or contact Kyla Meltzer, Development Assistant, at 518.374.3394 x123 to find out more about how YOU can make a difference!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS!
- Orion Media
- Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP
- Quotes for Good
- 1st National Bank of Scotia
- Copps DiPaolo Silverman, PLLC
- Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube PC
- William Faubion