2023 NYSCADV Day of Action
New York State continuously has the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country. Thousands of survivors of domestic violence and their families receive services each day. Tragically, thousands more are unable to receive help due to insufficient funding and inaccessibility to services or housing. Survivors and DV agencies have sounded the alarm for years, but New York State has failed to respond. As a result, DV services across the state are at a tipping point, with hundreds of agency vacancies and little to no ability to fill them. If the situation does not change, the unmet needs of survivors will continue to grow. New York’s survivors deserve more.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 2nd and join the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) in Albany for our 2023 Day of Action. We’re counting on YOU – survivors, advocates, coalition and community partners, legislators, and community members – to raise your voices. Let the State know that it must invest in DV services.
There is no better time than 2023 Day of Action to sound the alarm. This year’s event will feature a purple-themed rally, a march through the Capitol, and a press conference on the Million Dollar Staircase. Uplifting the voices of survivors, DV programs and community partners the rally serves as a call to action for increased to DV funding, living wages for all DV advocates, contract reform, and equity practices.
In preparation, NYSCADV will host a virtual teach-in series to provide participants with skills and background information. The teach-in series will be recorded for those who prefer to watch at alternative times.
Survivors cannot wait. DV programs are no longer sustainable. Can we count on you to spread the word?
Who Should Attend: Everyone is welcome to attend. We highly encourage survivors, domestic violence program staff, sexual assault program staff, crime victim program staff, legal services staff, coalition and community partners, and community members to attend.