1 Billion Rising Events

OneBillionRising at Corona Plaza

United States > New York > National St, Corona, NY 11368 > 2017-02-14 > 01:00 pm

About The Event

Violence Intervention Program invites you to rise in solidarity against exploitation of women.

About The Organization

Violence Intervention Program

Founded in 1984, the Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) helps Latina and other domestic violence survivors safely escape danger and rebuild their lives by working through government and social service agencies, and avoiding any risk to their legal status. When a victim feels as though her safety net is consistently getting shredded, VIP is there to weave together the gaps. We operate NYC’s only live English/Spanish hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for domestic abuse related support. Individuals have access to crisis and on-going counseling, focused on addressing their specific circumstances, in order to help navigate their way to safety and promote healing. Survivors learn the skills required to meet their daily challenges with one-on-one guidance. VIP’s emergency and transitional housing programs incorporate specialized activities that help inspire a sense of belonging, and empower individuals to begin recovering their confidence and self-esteem. Often survivors of abuse are hesitant to reach out for help because they are afraid to draw attention to abusers, so in addition to traditional outreach programs, VIP also provides camouflaged community outreach via non-traditional methods, such as gatherings at local salons, street vendors sharing information about the program, and social media interaction. Realizing that cultural acceptance contributes to the proliferation of domestic violence, VIP also works to inform governing agencies and elicit system changes, to improve policy for the next generation.

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