We know that such a change requires real transformation in people and in relationships, in the systems that affect our lives, and in the cultures that shape them. We need that change to create communities in which healthy relationships are the norm. To make such a change possible, we focus on four interconnected areas.

We stop the cycle with intervention and supportive services. We engage in prevention and awareness activities to lift up behaviors and cultures that embrace healthy relationships. We develop youth leaders to empower their communities and join us in advocacy and organizing to shape systems and policies to be more responsive to the health and well-being of young people. We create a new cycle of healthy relationships and the power to end abuse for the next generation.

And it all starts with a young person.

You can read our Fifteenth Anniversary Report here.

To read the report we put together for our tenth anniversary in 2012, click here.

“Every year we see more youth becoming advocates for healthy relationships. We see new leaders forming a generation that will end dating violence. Together, we are fighting for a future where love is safe and, as always, young people are showing us the way.”

— Stephanie Nilva, Founder and Executive Director


“I owe everything I’ve accomplished in the last two years to Day One. Not only am I in therapy, but also, I had no idea how to apply for FAFSA, how to check Blackboard, basically all the things I needed for school and life. I’ve been given all of these skills here, as well as the tools to emotionally handle things, to prepare myself to cope with a potentially abusive situation. The person I am today came out of all that work that Day One has been doing with me.”

— Nicole, Day One Client

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