October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Day One will be hosting and participating in a number of trainings and special events.
U.S. Department of Justice Funds Day One Legal Services
Day One has been awarded a three-year grant by the United States Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women Legal Assistance for Victims program to provide legal services to youth survivors of dating abuse and domestic violence. Funds from the Department of Justice will enable Day One to provide holistic legal services to assist victims of intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual assault. Day One will be partnering with the New York Alliance Against Sexual Assault and the New York Legal Assistance Group to deliver these services to New York City youth.
Tamron Hall’s Shine A Light Campaign Spotlights Domestic Violence
TODAY’s Tamron Hall meets with several women brave enough to share their stories of domestic violence, and she reveals guilt she feels over domestic violence her own sister faced.
Fox 5’s Good Day Street Talk Covers Dangers of Prom Season
Day One’s Executive Director Stephanie Nilva and Youth Voices Network members Ana and Gabrielle visited Fox 5’s Good Day Street Talk to discuss the dangers prom season can bring to teens. Stephanie explained the early warning signs of teen dating violence and advised parents to keep the lines of communication open with their kids. Ana and Gabrielle discussed their personal experiences as survivors of teen dating violence.
Boots and Beyonce Record Track to Benefit Day One
Day One was honored to be selected by music producer Boots who is donating 100 percent of profits from the song “Dreams” (a duet with singer Beyonce) to the organization. Boots decided to make the contribution when he learned about Day One and its mission to help survivors of abuse. He writes, “I feel that protecting women from these horrible and unthinkable acts should take precedence in our society. I feel passionate about this because if more women knew that safe places existed from the turmoil they experience, it could possibly prevent these situations from occuring or reoccuring.”