Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence launches That’s Abuse campaign

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It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of That’s Abuse, a citywide public education campaign that seeks to connect with victims through words and images that capture the emotional impact of abuse. Starting on September 26, these images will appear on subway platforms and in subway cars and bus shelters throughout the City, as well as in City agencies, community-based organizations, and local businesses.
 
We are hoping that you will continue to partner with us in our effort to connect victims with free, confidential domestic violence services by displaying the poster in your public areas. The materials as well as our PSA are available for download on our website www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence.  Please also join our effort on social media. You can find us on Facebook at NYC Against Domestic Violence or you may follow us on Twitter @NYCagainstabuse.
 
Thank you for your continued support.

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About FACE MY ABUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMUNITY AWARENESS GROUP

FACE MY ABUSE "FMA" founded in 2006 by Jacqueline Rowe - Mother, Author, Mentor and Philanthropist, is established to address domestic violence against women and girls by increasing awareness, promoting effective policies and implementing potent strategies for prevention and intervention. "FMA's" mission is to advance the health, education and security of women and girls the world over with a focus on building healthy sustainable relationships defying domestic violence and its impact on not only the victim but by extension the family as a whole transcending the community. As a platform of refuge and support, "FMA" outreach program creates safe spaces for survivors and their families to stand in solidarity and heal through shared experience releasing all pains, self doubt and baggages internalized as a result of being abused. Ms. Rowe, guided by her purpose and experience, recognizes the importance of encouraging communities to lend their voices to persons who have not yet found theirs. She believes that communities have a responsibility to be their neighbor's keeper and upon identification of abuse, it is imperative to become a fort in the transformation from victim to survivor averting burdens such as guilt and shame. Via her life coaching workshops, Jacqueline shares with victims, the tools necessary to develop the confidence needed in acknowledging their worth, building self confidence and exhibiting the life intended. To promote reach, she incorporates third party resources geared towards demonstrating alternatives and providing positive influences. Currently, "FMA" is actively seeking opportunities to align with community leaders who are advocates of domestic violence as well as entities whose corporate responsibility reflects "FMA's" mission. Jacqueline states that "I may not be where I should be but I'm where I need to be - still a student of life".

Posted on October 1, 2013, in MEDIA PRESS, NEWS UPDATES and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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