Creative Alternatives of New York is proud to provide drama therapy groups for women and children affected by the trauma of domestic and intimate partner violence. While October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CANY works year-round with survivors. We are mindful of the widespread trauma and violence affecting this population and the incredible need for services.
For over a decade, CANY has partnered with Palladia's Aegis House, serving over 100 women and children last year alone. In November 2011, CANY expanded its domestic violence services to include the women at Safe Horizon's Parrish House, where we facilitated drama therapy groups with over 80 survivors of domestic violence.
Why the need for adding new programs? For starters, there were over 50,000 reported cases of domestic violence in the state of New York in 2006.* And there were over 38,000 adults and 20,000 children assisted by domestic violence programs in New York State in that same year.**
Help us continue to empower victims to become survivors. We want to expand our domestic violence programs.
You can make this happen with your donation.
* New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (2006). DCJS, Uniform Crime Reporting System. [Deborah J. Chard-Wierschem (personal communication on October 31, 2007)].
**New York State Office of Children & Family Services. (2006). 2006 Domestic Violence Annual Report. http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/reports/2006_domestic_violence_report.pdf
Learn more by visiting the NCADV online.