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Monthly Bulletin

July 2022

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Wall of Silence Public Art Installation

In partnership with ENDGBV and NYC Parks, artist Donna Ferrato unveiled her work “Wall of Silence,” an art project designed to engage New Yorkers in a discussion on the criminalization of survivors of domestic and gender-based violence and its impact on families and communities. The launch event occurred on June 25th at Collect Pond Park, NYC. Survivors and advocates shared resources and discussed how to offer survivors support. Gibney Company’s “Move to Move Beyond Storytellers” also performed.

Wall of Silence Dancers

Wall of Silence Gibney Dance

Wall of Silence

The “Wall of Silence,” will be on display until November 2022. Learn more:
More about this public artwork installation from the TribecaTrib:

New 3-Digit Dialing Code for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The new direct 3-digit dialing code - as of Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 988 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Beginning July 16th, “988,” will be the new 3-digit dialing code designated to route all callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors who are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. The Lifeline’s network has been in operation since 2005 and features over 200 crisis centers that have been instrumental and effective at supporting people in crises. Numerous studies have shown that callers feel less suicidal, less depressed, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful after speaking with a Lifeline counselor. The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally. LEARN MORE:

New York Public Library Sexual Violence Awareness Booklist

New York Public Library Logo

ENDGBV is partnering with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) of the New York Public Library (NYPL). NYPL has compiled a Sexual Assault Awareness booklist that explores some of the many topics surrounding sexual violence. The booklist is available on their website blog here: A Sexual Assault Awareness Reading List | The New York Public Library ( In addition, an ENDGBV representative will be available once a month at SNFL to answer questions and share information about the vital social services provided by our New York City Family Justice Centers.

Staten Island Family Justice Center 6th Year Anniversary

Staten Island Family Justice Center 6th Year Anniversary

Our Staten Island Family Justice Center (SIFJC) team celebrates its sixth year of operation. Since 2016, the Center has served more than 1600 clients with over 6500 client visits and hosted almost 140 community trainings along with a host of ongoing outreach events for the Staten Island community, all in collaboration with over 35 valued partners. Cheers to the Staten Island team and our partners - their tireless dedication has provided a safe, caring space for survivors and their children!


Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable at the Queens Family Justice Center

Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable at the Queens Family Justice Center
Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable at the Queens Family Justice Center
Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable at the Queens Family Justice Center

ENDGBV Commissioner Cecile Noel and MOIA Commissioner Manuel Castro hosted the City’s first in-person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable since before the pandemic to discuss the resources available for immigrant survivors of domestic and gender-based violence at ENDGBV’s Queens Family Justice Center (QFJC). Both Commissioners answered questions from the press in attendance and addressed community concerns about additional resources for survivors.

The roundtable was followed by a brief tour of the QFJC. Commissioner Noel discussed ENDGBV’s collaboration with MOIA, and ENDGBV’s partnerships with over 100 non-profit providers and community stakeholders that are key to coordinating the City’s response to domestic and gender-based violence.

Program providers available for questions that day included Arab American Family Support Center, Garden of Hope, Jahajee Sisters, Korean American Family Service Center, New Destiny Housing, Safe Horizon, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Sanctuary for Families, and WOMANKIND. Media outlets that attended included Univision, 鄭怡嫣 World Journal, Sing Tao, the China Press, Africa in Harlem, Allewaa Alarabi Newspaper and Kababayan Media.

ENDGBV Releases New OpenData Dataset

NYC OpenData

NYC OpenData recently posted a new ENDGBV dataset which contains annual count data from the 2020 and 2021 Annual Report on Domestic Violence Initiatives, Indicators and Factors. These annual reports provide an overview of select program activities and initiatives of our Office. The reports can be found here:


Now Accepting Applications

Two exciting full-time positions are now open with the ENDGBV team. To learn how you can apply online or share our openings with your networks, visit New York City’s job bank at: and search by Job ID number.

Deputy Director, Queens Family Justice Center, Job ID #536247

Director of Research & Evaluation, Job ID #525717


August 26th is Women’s Equality Day


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Help is Available

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or gender-based violence, help is available:

  • Find resources and support in NYC by searching NYC HOPE Resource Directory online at
  • NYC Family Justice Centers offer immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, mental health support, and other resources by phone or in person. For in person services, clients can call 311 for their nearest Family Justice Center to make an appointment or walk in if they cannot engage in remote services safely or effectively.
  • Call 311 to be connected to the nearest NYC Family Justice Center
  • Call NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673) for immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources, TTY: 866-604-5350
    In an emergency, dial 911.

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