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judykluger_smallA Welcome Message from Executive Director Judy Harris Kluger

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Sanctuary for Families is...

...the leading nonprofit agency in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. Each year, we help thousands of victims and their children build safe lives through a range of high quality services.

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Latest News


    In an op-ed in the New York Daily News, Executive Director Judy Kluger explains why New York's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts are life-saving for survivors of sex trafficking. "There is now widespread agreement in the justice system that victims of prostitution should not be criminalized," says Kluger.

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    Legal Director Dorchen Leidholdt and Children and Youth Services Program Director Pam Krasner are featured in this Post & Courier article about the impact of domestic violence on children. We can stop the cycle of violence from being generational, says Dorchen Leidholdt - "It's something society just has to invest in."

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Supporter Spotlight

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - declare #NoLoveInViolence with Sanctuary

dvawarenessfamily_tiny This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sanctuary invites you to push forward the conversation around domestic violence - join us to remember victims of domestic violence, and to speak up and educate about this epidemic that affects 1 in 4 women throughout the US.

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Celebrate our pro bono support at Above & Beyond on October 28th

homepage_ab14 Hosted by the Pro Bono Council, this special benefit honors members of the legal community who have gone “above and beyond” by providing outstanding pro bono representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence.

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Thank you for joining us at the 2014 Abely Awards on September 22nd

abely2013logo_small Sanctuary for Families, Davis Polk & Wardwell, and Columbia Law School celebrate exceptional pro bono dedication to ending domestic violence at the annual Abely Awards. This year Gloria Steinem joined us to celebrate Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. and Brenna DeVaney.

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