Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship

The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship was created in 2015 to expand the capacity of community based domestic violence services as well as inform the State of the needs and challenges faced by those programs. Many domestic violence programs struggle to provide services that address the long-term needs of victims in attaining independence and safety from their abusive partners. These vital services address such needs as economic stability, safe permanent housing, health and well-being and employment assistance.

The OPDV Summer 2016 Bulletin provides more information about Ms. Forem, and the Employment Fellowship.

Fellowship Grant Recipients

2017 – 2019
Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc.
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.

2016 – 2018
Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

2015 – 2017
The North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
YWCA of Genesee County, Inc.   

Fellow Work Products

The following work products were created by the recipients of the Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowships, awarded by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV). The opinions, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of OPDV, or the State of New York. 

Programs listed below have agreed to share the Fellow Work Products with other NYS domestic violence service providers. If you would like to learn more, please contact the programs directly.

North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence: 15 short domestic violence power point presentations, complete with notes and pre and post-tests.

YWCA of Genesee County: Support group curriculum