Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the third phase of the historic $20 billion five-year plan launched in 2016 to create or preserve over 100,000 affordable and at least 6,000 supportive housing units. Phase III of the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative includes a Request for Proposals, issued by the New York State Office of Mental Health, that will provide $30 million in service and operating funding for at least 1,200 units of supportive housing for vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, including domestic violence survivors.

See the RFP here

***Updated Deadline*** Risk Reduction Enhanced Response (RRER) Pilot Program RFP

Due to storm recovery efforts and power outages, the deadline has been extended one day to accommodate for applicants without power.

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is accepting proposals from NYS domestic violence service providers that are licensed and/or approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to coordinate and implement the RRER Pilot Program.

RFP Issued: 4/9/18

Proposals Due: 5/18/18 12:00 PM EST

RRER RFP Questions and Answers 4/27/18

OPDV Spring 2018 Bulletin

The OPDV Spring 2018 bulletin focuses on the impacts on children who witness domestic violence. Highlights include our feature article, "Breaking the Silence: My Journey from Secrecy to Survival" and a Q&A about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on resilience and survival. This issue also provides a reminder about the State’s annual Crime Victims’ Memorial Annual Brick Dedication Ceremony, an important update about voter registration confidentiality, an announcement about OPDV's two new Forem Fellowship grantees, and an explanation of the State's supportive housing initiative.

New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906
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New York State's Teen Dating Abuse Website

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OPDV Bulletin

We have made a change to the OPDV Bulletins page. In addition to locating Bulletin issues by year, you can now search them by subject as well.

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