Imagine if you were a victim of domestic violence and looked for help. Then, imagine finding out there are no community programs available for you. This could be the reality for many victims in New York if the state passes a budget that eliminates all state support for community-based domestic violence programs.
New York plans to eliminate $1.44 million in funding to domestic violence community programs, programs that help victims who cannot find or do not need shelter services. Without this funding, it could spell the end of many community programs already struggling to survive after previous, drastic state budget cuts. And that could place more families looking to escape violence in even greater danger.
Take action today! Tell New York's state representatives that you want to keep full funding for these programs that make a critical difference for domestic violence victims.