Who We Are

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


    How do children living in our Sarah Burke House transitional shelter spend their summers? The New York Daily News reports on the all staff and volunteer-run summer camp for school aged children living in shelter. With workshops and programs including yoga, music and cooking, summer camp has something fun for everyone.

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    Lack of affordable housing in New York City leaves Sanctuary’s clients without stability and at risk of returning to abusers. Kevitt Adler, a Staff Attorney in Sanctuary for Families’ Economic Justice and Matrimonial Project, shares how his work representing clients facing housing issues makes it possible for Sanctuary's clients to start over.



Supporter Spotlight

Help families at Sanctuary prepare for Back to School

back_to_school_materials Believe it or not, it's that time of year again, and the families Sanctuary serves are busy preparing for back to school. To get ready, many teens and children need new backpacks and supplies, back to school clothing and more.

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Join us for 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. Join us this year to celebrate Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. and others.

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