In 2000, the Voices of Women Organizing Project (VOW), the lead initiative of the Battered Women’s Resource Center, was founded so that survivors of domestic violence can help shape the policies, actions and regulations that impact abused women and children. The success of our first initiative, the Battered Mother’s Justice Campaign, encouraged us to develop organizing campaigns focused on reforming housing and child welfare programs in New York City.
Our campaigns affect thousands of women annually. We are committed to ensuring that the systems in place to aid survivors of domestic violence and their children are effective and responsive. Through diverse collaborations, we educate the public about issues facing survivors of domestic violence and their children. We wish to be recognized as the leading community organization dedicated to bettering the lives of survivors of domestic violence and their children.