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Survivor Stories

Every survivor has a story. Every survivor’s journey to healing is unique. Through our work, OPDV has the privilege to meet and learn from many of these brave individuals.

This year, OPDV launched the VOICES: Survivor Stories educational video series. The survivors featured here share their stories to raise awareness and let others who have had similar experiences know they are not alone. We are honored to work with and highlight New York State survivors.

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OPDV is accepting applications from gender-based violence providers that are interested in receiving an endorsement from OPDV as a LGBTQI+ affirming and inclusive organization. For the purposes of this endorsement program, a gender-based violence service provider must be any or all of the following:

  • OCFS licensed domestic violence residential program.
  • OCFS recognized non-residential domestic violence service provider.
  • DOH Certified Rape Crisis Program (RCP).
  • OVS Funded Victim Assistance Program.
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The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations in its programs, services, and activities. OPDV will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication so that all can meaningfully participate.


Requests for accommodation should be made at least two weeks prior to participating in any of our programs or scheduled events. For more information, contact [email protected].

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In 2021, OPDV conducted the first Survivor Listening Sessions to inform the agency’s efforts to move New York State towards a truly survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive domestic violence services delivery system.

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