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 YWCA NorthEastern NY is the area’s leader in domestic violence services and operator of the only domestic violence shelter in Schenectady County. We offer a 24 hour hotline, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, groups, case management, children’s services and post-shelter services to those who experience domestic violence. During the month of October we offer additional events to raise awareness and support.

Thank you to everyone who showed their support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Thanks to your help, over $20,000 was raised to benefit our shelter and domestic violence services. We cannot thank you enough for the overwhelming support you gifted us.


Silent Auction Fundraiser: October 6, 2021 |  5:30pm
Firestone 151 hosted our kick-off fundraising event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event featured a silent auction and live music by the talented Josh and John from 2096. Thank you all for coming!

Virtual Spin-a-thon: October 17, 2021  | 9:00am
Brittaney Deitz offered a livestream experience through Zoom. Please continue to support Brittaney by checking out her website and attending future spin classes!

Virtual Panel Discussion: October 19, 2021  |  12:00pm

*Rescheduled: October 27, 2021  |  12:00pm

Thank you for joining our Women & Family Services team during their live panel discussion, where they shared what we are doing to support survivors. Click here to watch the recording on Facebook.

Take Back the Night March: October 21, 2021   |   5:30pm
Thank you for taking to the streets to demand an end to gender-based violence!
The Take Back the Night March included an award ceremony, tabling, and live music- then we took to the streets for a passionate march. Supporters and survivors alike walked through the streets of Schenectady to raise awareness around issues of domestic violence. Photos from the march can be seen here.

Help us raise awareness:
Share posts directly from YWCA NENY’s social media pages throughout the month of October and make sure you use the hashtags #ywcaneny, #YWTBTN2021, and #DVAM2021.

Support the cause:
Become a community supporter or sponsor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Make a donation or contact Kyla Meltzer, Development Assistant, at 518.374.3394 x123 to find out more about how YOU can make a difference!















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