Who We Are

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Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence.

Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services including clinical, legal, shelter, children’s and economic empowerment services.

Through outreach and trainings, Sanctuary educates over 16,000 concerned community members annually, ensuring that our communities are prepared to protect victims and prevent gender violence.

Informed by our work with thousands of survivors, Sanctuary is a leading advocate for legislation and public policies that promote freedom from gender violence as a basic human right.

Sanctuary provides services in ten locations including our Manhattan Office, Manhattan Family Justice Center, Bronx Family Justice Center, Brooklyn Family Justice Center, and Queens Family Justice Center.

 

Watch our video "From Victim to Victor," which highlights our incredible clients who have found safety and healing through Sanctuary's specialized services.