Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Fellowship

The Fellowship Program is intended to enhance the capacity of community-based domestic violence services as well as inform the State of the needs and challenges faced by local programs. It is designed to provide a full-time employment opportunity to a professional new to the field of domestic violence. The Fellow will work to enhance the domestic violence program's capacity to provide needed services to the community and encourage/support collaboration between the domestic violence program and other community services. The domestic violence program will provide the Fellow with opportunities (through training, skill development and direct service work) to enhance their knowledge and skills about all aspects of domestic violence.

Current Grantees

Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. (C200899) located at 438 Main St #201, Buffalo, NY 14202. Contract term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019; Contract Amount: $75,000

Unity House of Troy Inc. (C200907) located at 2431 6th Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Contract Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020; Contract Amount: $75,000

Family of Woodstock, Inc. (C200908) located at 166 Albany Avenue, P.O. Box 3516, Kingston, NY 12402. Contract Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020; Contract Amount: $75,000

A waiver of MWBE requirements has been granted for these contracts due to a lack of non-exempt budgetary categories.