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YWCA talks about domestic violence shelters and programs

Diane Stancato, the Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley YWCA, joins us for Newstalk to talk about domestic violence programs and shelters for victims.

Posted: Jan 4, 2020 10:58 AM

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.

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