UTICA, N.Y. – The YWCA Mohawk Valley kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Tuesday at the group’s main office, 7 Rutger Park, Utica.
The CEO of YWCA MV, Dianne Stancato, discussed the domestic violence statistics in the area and how important it is to spread awareness about the issue.
She also announced that YWCA MV has received a grant for $4.8 million from New York State, which will come in installments over three years. Stancato says the money will be used to relaunch New Horizons, a program that provides shelter and supportive services to homeless young women, ages 18-24, and their children.
“We had to close that program in 2016, sadly, we were really destroyed about that; but vowed that we would find a way to reopen it, reevaluate the need in the community, grow and change, seek funding and get that program open,” said Stancato.
Funds from the grant will also go toward transforming Lucy’s House in Rome from a safe dwelling to a 24-hour emergency shelter.
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