Diane Stancato, the Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley YWCA, joins us for Newstalk to talk about domestic violence programs and shelters for victims.
She also talks about the $4.3 million grant they received from the New York State Office of Victims Services and the number of programs these funds were allocated to.
First, it will enable the Y-W to re-launch its "New Horizons Program", with a focus on chronically homeless young women, ages 18 to 24.
It will also enable the "Y" to transform Lucy's House, in Rome, from a safe dwelling into the agency's second 24-hour emergency shelter.
The Y-W is going to embark on a new school-based initiative, where students will be taught what a healthy relationship is. Also, what the warning signs are that a relationship is not a good one, which could ultimately lead to domestic violence.
This in-school program is already being done by the YWCA in Nashville.