Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Bulletins - Winter 2011 OPDV Bulletin

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Purple New York October 2010

Last October, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) had the honor and privilege of partnering with approximately 270 different entities across New York State – non-profit service providers, private businesses, churches, universities, tourist attractions, chambers of commerce, state, county and local government agencies, law enforcement, task forces and coalitions, hotels, entertainers, and retail stores – all of which joined with domestic violence survivors and elected officials to “show their purple” during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple is the color chosen to help spread awareness of domestic violence.

With the number of 2010 participants more than double that of 2009, OPDV is excited to expand this effort every year, until everyone who sees purple understands why and vows to do their part to put an end to domestic violence. Show Your Purple in 2011!

“Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” in New York State

The following map of New York State shows some structures/landmarks that were lit purple in October 2010. Shown are: the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Dutchess/Ulster Counties; the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany County; Albany Law School in Albany County; the Orleans County Courthouse in Orleans County; Niagara Falls in Niagara County; the Braunfotel & Frendel Attorney Office Building, flags on Orangeburg Road, and the Blue Hill Building in Rockland County; Corporate Park of Nicotra’s in Richmond County (Staten Island);and the H. Lee Dennison Building in Suffolk County.

Click on the image to view a larger versionNew York State map, photos of prominent New York State buildings and structures lit in purple, and photos of people dressed in purple during October.

Prominent buildings and structures across the State of New York were bathed in purple during October. This is a small representation. See the box on the next page for a full list of partners and visit the Shine the Light Album on OPDV’s page on Facebook for more photos.

Forming a border around the map are photos of groups of people dressed in purple. Shown are representatives from the following organizations:

Click to view the list of organizations
  • Cayuga Community College
  • College of St. Rose
  • Women in Business, Saratoga
  • Violence Intervention Program
  • Albany Daisies
  • New Bethel Community Church
  • Rockland Family Shelter
  • Met Council
  • Prevention Council
  • South Beach Psychiatric Center
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Downstate Medical Center
  • Albany All-Stars Roller Derby
  • NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • Equinox
  • The Legal Project
  • MTA Staff Headquarters
  • NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • Saratoga District Attorney Jim Murphy and staff
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of Fair Hearings
  • NYS Division of Parole Central Office
  • Public Employer Risk Management Associates
  • New York Asian Women’s Center
  • Rensselaer County Probation Department
  • NYS Office for the Aging
  • Tully Rinckey Law Firm
Purple Partners
October 2010
  1. A New Hope Center, Tioga Co.
  2. ABLE Club at Fulton Montgomery Community College, Fulton Co.
  3. ACCORD Corp., Allegany Co.
  4. Affinity Health Plan, Bronx Co.
  5. AIDS Community Services, Erie Co.
  6. Albany All-Stars Roller Derby
  7. Albany ASAP Daisies
  8. Albany City Domestic Violence Court
  9. Albany, City of
  10. Albany County Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (ACCADA)
  11. Albany Co. Crime Victims & Sexual Assault Center
  12. Albany County Department of Social Services
  13. Albany County District Attorney David Soares
  14. Albany County Probation Department
  15. Albany County Sheriff
  16. Albany Domestic Violence Court
  17. Albany Law School
  18. Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings
  19. Albany Police Department
  20. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council, Saratoga Co.
  21. Alfred University, Allegany Co.
  22. Alianza Dominicana, Inc./Project Faith, New York Co.
  23. Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., New York Co.
  24. American Business Women’s Ass’n of WNY, Erie Co.
  25. Arbor Development, Steuben Co.
  26. Assemblyman Bob Reilly, Saratoga Co.
  27. Auburn Memorial Hospital, Cayuga Co.
  28. Auburn Police Department, Cayuga Co.
  29. Baby
  30. Baker Victory Services, Erie Co.
  31. Bethlehem Police Department, Albany Co.
  32. BFNC (Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers)/CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Hope Center, Erie Co.
  33. Bonacio Construction, Saratoga Co.
  34. Boston Properties/601 Lexington Avenue (former Citicorp Center), New York Co.
  35. Bountiful Bread, Albany Co.
  36. Brighter Tomorrows, Suffolk Co.
  37. Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  38. Broome Community College, Broome Co.
  39. Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Erie Co.
  40. Buffalo Public School Office of Student Support Services and Attendance Offices, Erie Co.
  41. Buffalo State College, Erie Co.
  42. CAPC (Community Action for Pre-Natal Care), Erie Co.
  43. Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council, Albany Co.
  44. Catholic Charities - Cheektowaga Office, Erie Co.
  45. Catholic Charities - Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Erie Co.
  46. Catholic Charities- Kenmore Office, Erie Co.
  47. Catholic Charities Main Office, Erie Co.
  48. Catholic Charities of Chenango County
  49. Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Cos.
  50. Catholic Charities of Schoharie County
  51. Catholic Charities Service Corps, Erie Co.
  52. Cayuga Community College
  53. Cayuga Co. Administrator Thomas Squires
  54. Cayuga County Sheriff’s Benevolent Association
  55. Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Domestic Violence Intervention Prog., Cayuga Co.
  56. Central Referral Service, Erie Co.
  57. Child & Family Services (CFS) Haven House, Erie Co.
  58. CFS Mary Talbert Center, Erie Co.
  59. CFS Sex Offender Management Program, Erie Co.
  60. Chances & Changes, Inc., Livingston Co.
  61. Chautauqua County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  62. Cheektowaga Court and Police Department (non-uniform), including Court Clerks, Erie Co.
  63. Cioffi, Slezak & Wildgrube Law Firm, Albany Co.
  64. Circles, Albany Co.
  65. Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack and town employees, Rockland Co.
  66. Coeymans Police Department, Albany Co.
  67. Cohoes Police Department , Albany Co.
  68. College of Saint Rose, incl. Public Safety Dept., Albany Co.
  69. Colonie Police Department, Albany Co.
  70. Columbia-Greene Domestic Violence Program, Columbia and Greene Cos.
  71. Community Health Worker Program at Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Erie Co.
  72. Cornerstone Manor, Erie Co.
  73. CR Wireless, Albany Co.
  74. Crisis Services, Erie Co.
  75. CUNY College of Staten Island, Richmond Co.
  76. CUNY Queens College, Queens
  77. Daily Grind, Albany Co.
  78. Department of Housing & Urban Development- Individual, Erie Co.
  79. Division of Child Support Enforcement (OTDA), New York City
  80. Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County
  81. Domestic Violence Program of Herkimer Co.
  82. Domestic Violence Task Force, Orleans Co.
  83. Downstate Medical Center (SUNY), Kings Co.
  84. ECMC- Southern Erie Clinical Services, Erie Co.
  85. Empire State College, Saratoga Co.
  86. Endicott Mayor John Bertoni, Broome Co.
  87. Endicott Police Department, Broome Co.
  88. Equinox Community Services, Albany Co.
  89. Erie Community College South Campus, Erie Co.
  90. Erie Co. Coalition Against Family Violence
  91. Erie Co. Department of Social Services
  92. Erie County Dept. of Social Services - DV Liaisons
  93. Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC)
  94. Erie County Probation Department
  95. Evoke Style, Albany Co.
  96. Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc., Rensselaer Co.
  97. Family Domestic Violence Services, a program of Family of Woodstock Inc., Ulster Co.
  98. Family Justice Center, Erie Co.
  99. Fierce Woman Found Ministries, Inc., Kings Co.
  100. First Columbia/Hedley Park Place, Rensselaer Co.
  101. Four Winds Hospital, Saratoga Co.
  102. Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV), Monroe Co.
  103. Gender Fairness Committee of the 3rd Judicial District, Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster Cos.
  104. Genesee County Courts Facility, Genesee Co.
  105. Gerard Place, Erie Co.
  106. Green Island Police Department, Albany Co.
  107. Guilderland Police Department, Albany Co.
  108. HAC Family Services Inc., Bronx
  109. Hilton Garden Inn of Staten Island/Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Richmond Co.
  110. HOME, Inc., Erie Co.
  111. Hot Yoga Saratoga, Saratoga Co.
  112. Hutchinson Metro Center, Bronx
  113. In Our Own Voices, Albany Co.
  114. International Institute of Buffalo, Erie Co.
  115. It’s Only Natural, Albany Co.
  116. Ithaca PAVE: Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, Tompkins County
  117. Jericho Road, Kings Co.
  118. John Jay College Women’s Center, New York
  119. Jose Peralta, State Senator, Queens
  120. Joy Lucas, DVM, Saratoga Co.
  121. Kathleen Mary House, Erie Co.
  122. Lark St Business Improvement District, Albany Co.
  123. Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Monroe Co.
  124. Literacy Orange, Orange Co.
  125. Lutheran Family Health Center Network, Kings Co.
  126. Mayor’s Office to Combat DV, NYC
  127. Maxwell Property Management, Saratoga Co.
  128. McDonald’s in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.
  129. McGeary’s Pub, Albany Co.
  130. Mechanicville Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Saratoga Co.
  131. Menands Police Department, Albany Co.
  132. Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, NYC
  133. Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC
  134. Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, Albany Co.
  135. Moving Violations Motorcycle Club, Saratoga Co.
  136. My Sisters’ Place, Westchester Co.
  137. Nation to Nation Networking Ltd., NYC
  138. Neighborhood Legal Services-Individual, Erie Co.
  139. New Bethel Community Church of God in Christ, Schenectady Co.
  140. New York Asian Women’s Center, NYC
  141. New York Power Authority
  142. New York State Police
  143. Niagara Falls, Niagara Co.
  144. Nicotra Group Corporate Park, Richmond Co.
  145. Northern Westchester Shelter, Westchester Co.
  146. NYC Transit Authority
  147. NYPD 123rd precinct, Richmond Co.
  148. NYS Banking Department
  149. NYS Board of Elections
  150. NYS Bridge Authority (Mid-Hudson Bridge), Ulster & Dutchess Cos.
  151. NYS Chief Information Officer/Off. for Technology
  152. NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred, Allegany
  153. NYS Commission on Public Integrity
  154. NYS Consumer Protection Board
  155. NYS Council on Children and Families
  156. NYS Department of Civil Service
  157. NYS Department of Economic Development
  158. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  159. NYS Department of Public Service
  160. NYS Department of Transportation
  161. NYS Department of Health
  162. NYS Department of Taxation & Finance
  163. NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
  164. NYS Division of Lottery
  165. NYS Division of Parole. statewide
  166. NYS Division of Parole, Central Office, Albany
  167. NYS Empire State Development Corporation
  168. NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, Albany Co.
  169. NYS Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation
  170. NYS Insurance Fund
  171. NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Albany
  172. NYS Office for Technology
  173. NYS Office for the Aging, Albany Co.
  174. NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  175. NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  176. NYS Office of Children and Family Services
  177. NYS Office of General Services (Alfred E Smith Building), Albany Co.
  178. NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance, Bureau of Training and Management Analysis, Albany Co.
  179. NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Albany Co.
  180. NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (Office of Fair Hearings), Albany Co.
  181. NYS Office of the Welfare Inspector General
  182. NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority, Essex Co.
  183. NYS Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
  184. NYS Racing & Wagering Board
  185. NYS Young Democrats
  186. OP Music House, Inc., Erie Co.
  187. Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Erie Co.
  188. Orleans County Building and Grounds Crew
  189. Orleans County Legislature
  190. Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Services to Aid Families
  191. Palace Theater, Albany Co.
  192. Partnership for Safe Children, Saratoga Co.
  193. Peace Bridge, Erie Co.
  194. Peaches Café, Albany Co.
  195. Peachtree Daycare, Warren Co.
  196. Perinatal Network of Monroe County - Healthy Start Rochester
  197. The Prevention Council, Saratoga Co.
  198. Private Practice, Erie Co.
  199. Public Employer Risk Management Association (PERMA), Albany Co.
  200. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
  201. Queens Children Psychiatric Center (NYS OMH)
  202. Regional Food Bank of NENY, Albany Co.
  203. Remarkable Finish, Saratoga Co.
  204. Rensselaer County Probation Department
  205. Richmond Co. District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.
  206. Rockland County Community College
  207. Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef
  208. Rockland Family Shelter
  209. Rockland Family Shelter Resource Council
  210. Roosevelt Island Operating Corp., NYC
  211. Safe Homes of Orange County
  212. Safe Passage Domestic Violence Program, Sullivan Co.
  213. Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center (NYS OMH), Suffolk Co.
  214. Saratoga County District Attorney Jim Murphy
  215. Saratoga National Bank
  216. Saratoga Rowing Association
  217. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus
  218. Saratoga Springs Yoga
  219. Services to Aid Families, Oswego Co.
  220. Shawangunk Correctional Facility, NYS Dept of Correctional Services, Ulster Co.
  221. Siena College, incl. Public Safety, Albany Co.
  222. Silverstein Properties/7 World Trade Center, NYC
  223. Skidmore College Golf, Saratoga Co.
  224. Soroptimist International of Saratoga County
  225. SOS Shelter, Broome Co.
  226. South Beach Psychiatric Center (NYS OMH), Richmond Co.
  227. Southern Saratoga Chamber’s Women in Business Committee, Saratoga Co.
  228. Stewart’s Shops, Saratoga Co.
  229. St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House, St. Lawrence
  230. STOP Domestic Violence/BHSN, Clinton Co.
  231. Student Activists Ending Dating Abuse (SAEDA),the student group of RFS, Rockland Co.
  232. Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany Co.
  233. Suffolk County Executive Office -H. Lee Dennison Building, Suffolk Co.
  234. SUNY Cobleskill Wellness Center, Schoharie Co.
  235. SUNY Geneseo, Livingston Co.
  236. SUNY Purchase, Westchester Co.
  237. SUNY Rockland Community College, Rockland Co.
  238. SUNY Stonybrook, Suffolk Co.
  239. Tech Valley NYS Women Inc., Saratoga Co.
  240. The Legal Project, Albany Co.
  241. The Salvation Army Safehouse, Chemung Co.
  242. Tri-Main Building, Erie Co.
  243. Trustco Bank (Stuyvesant Plaza Branch), Albany Co.
  244. Tulley Rinckey PLLC, Albany Co.
  245. UB (SUNY, University at Buffalo), DV Task Force, Erie Co.
  246. UB, Research Institute on Addictions, Erie Co.
  247. UB, SBI Health Education, Erie Co.
  248. UB, Sub Board, Erie Co.
  249. UB, Take Back The Night, Erie Co.
  250. Ulster County Executive Michael Hein
  251. Unified Court System, Fourth Judicial District, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Essex, Clinton, St. Lawrence Cos.
  252. Unified Court System, Third Judicial District, Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster Cos.
  253. Unified Court System, Twelfth Judicial District, Bronx Co.
  254. Union Graduate College, Schenectady Co.
  255. Union, Town of, Broome Co.
  256. United Way of Buffalo, Erie Co.
  257. Unity House, Rensselaer Co.
  258. University at Albany Police Department, Albany Co.
  259. University Heights Public Safety Department (providing security for Albany Law School, Albany Coll.of Pharmacy and Sage), Albany Co.
  260. Upstate Animal Medical Center, Saratoga Co.
  261. Vera House, Inc., Onondaga Co.
  262. Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson Co., Inc.
  263. Victims of Violence/Liberty Resources Inc., Madison Co.
  264. Violence Intervention Program, Otsego Co.
  265. Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP), Bronx Co.
  266. Washbourne House/Family of Woodstock, Ulster Co.
  267. Wende Correctional Facility (Diversity Management Committee), Erie Co.
  268. West End Salon, Erie Co.
  269. WNED, Erie Co.
  270. Women and Work, Queens
  271. World of Women Staten Island, Richmond Co.
  272. YWCA of Northeastern NY, Schenectady Co.
  273. YWCA Tonawanda Domestic Violence Program, Niagara Co.
  274. YWCA’s Aid to Victims of Violence, Cortland Co.

Visit OPDV’s page on Facebook to see sample photos. The full Gallery and descriptions will be available on the OPDV website in early spring 2011. Participation materials for Shine the Light in 2011 will be available by early summer. Don’t miss out!