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Action Alert: Day of Action Planned for September 9th

On SEPTEMBER 9, we are holding a day of action to tell Congress and the White House that they have ignored the needs of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic for far too long. They MUST pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes not only economic supports for unemployed, underemployed, and low-income families but also funding and policies specifically addressing the unique needs of survivors. In previous COVID-19 relief packages, Congress and the White House have provided NOTHING ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 31, 2020

NCADV Announces Recognizing (Y)Our Power Workshops

NCADV is excited to share details for our workshop lineup at  Recognizing (Y)Our Power ! Click on any topic area below to read more details about workshops or just keep scrolling down this page to read all of them. And ...  don't forget to register ! Activism, Social Justice and Community Outreach  Advanced Advocacy Skills   Anti-Oppression and Racial Justice  Capacity Building and Leadership ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, July 29, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Don't Let Congress Ignore Survivors!

As the House, Senate, and White House prepare to negotiate the next and likely final COVID-19 supplemental funding package, we have an important message for them - they cannot ignore the needs of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence! Congress has provided trillions of dollars in supplemental funding to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, but they have provided NOTHING for survivors of sexual assault , for community-based culturally-specific organizations serving survivors... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 27, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Day of Action Planned for July 16th!

On JULY 16, we are holding a day of action to tell Congress that it must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, July 9, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senators to Pass a COVID-19 Package Supporting Victims and Survivors

Congress must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide domestic violence and sexual assault services . This is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Action Alert: Sign on to Letter to Congress for Your Organization

As supplemental Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ( CARES ) Act are becoming available to domestic violence programs, it is important to recognize the domestic and sexual violence fields’ successes - both in battling COVID-19 on the frontlines and also in urging Congress to fund critical victim service programs. The House’s Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions ( HEROES ) Act contained... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Bayer Animal Health Partners with NCADV to Commit $100,000 to Domestic Violence Shelters Supporting Survivors and Their Pets

Staying home is the best way to slow the spread of COVID- 19, yet home is not always a safe place for people who experience domestic violence. Due to increased demands on organizations providing services to families escaping abuse with their pets, Bayer Animal Health is committing $100,000 to help alleviate the amplified strains being put on domestic violence shelters and programs across the country. Organizations can apply for the funding this month through the National Coalition Against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   The House of Representatives is finalizing its phase four COVID-19 response package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Action Alert: Contact Congress and Tell Them to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   Congress is currently working on a phase four stimulus package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims, survivors, and everyday... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, April 20, 2020

Action Alert: Organizational Sign-on Letter to Congress

As domestic violence and sexual assault programs and community-based organizations adjust to new service provision, many programs are experiencing an increase in requests for services. Simultaneously, many programs are facing a decrease in donations due to widespread economic fears. As Congress negotiates a phase four COVID-19 supplemental appropriations package, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is leading an organizational sign-on letter to encourage... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NCADV Applauds Congress for Meeting Needs of Victims and Survivors Impacted by COVID-19

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Congress for taking an important step toward meeting the needs of victims and survivors impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Last night, the Senate passed S.3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the bipartisan compromise phase three COVID-19 stimulus package. The House is expected to pass it as soon as tomorrow. The CARES Act provides important supports for vulnerable people,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 26, 2020

Action Alert: Congress Must Act Now to Protect Victims and Survivors, Funding for Programs that Serve Them

COVID-19 is disrupting the lives of millions of people in America. Schools and workplaces are closing, people are being laid off, and the people who are hardest hit are the people who are already experiencing financial instability. Victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence are particularly vulnerable, because they often face significant economic hardship as a result of the violence committed against them. This vulnerability is compounded by the fact that economic instability and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 23, 2020

What Domestic Violence Organizations Need to Know about Coronavirus

Updated, 4/3/2020 We hope all of you are staying well and are in as good of spirits as you can be. As always, thank you for your dedication to victims and survivors of violence! We know what a roller-coaster of emotions current day-to-day challenges bring and hope you are finding ways to care for yourselves as you care for others.  Additionally, we applaud the efforts of the many people and organizations working together to provide as much information as possible to the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, March 13, 2020

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