STEPS to End Family Violence, New York
STEPS to End Family Violence is a program of Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families. STEPS has served survivors of domestic violence in New York City since 1986. Their work is critical, focusing on educating families and communities about violence prevention, promoting healing among victims, and advocating toward an enhanced community understanding domestic violence.
Every day New York City shelters provide emergency housing for a 1,000 people escaping domestic violence. More than 60% are children. STEPS offers a wide range of services from educational and therapeutic groups; individual counseling for children, teens and adults; as well as advocacy and legal representation. STEPS provides victims of domestic violence the knowledge and capacity to live strong and independent lives. Collaborative partnerships with schools, the criminal justice system and collateral agencies reinforce the STEPS core values of healthy relating empowerment and growth. STEPS touches the lives of over 5,000 New Yorkers each year.