For survivors of domestic violence getting safe and affordable housing in NYC is a tumultuous journey riddled with wait times, delays and ultimately having to prove your survivorship. Here is the story of Sharlena an advocate for survivors of domestic violence!
We are a group of women who survived abuse from our intimate partners and then felt abused again by the systems we relied on. We preserve an atmosphere in which we feel comfortable enough to speak openly. We work together with respect; we support each other, but we are not a support group. We are an advocacy group, fighting to improve conditions for battered women.
– Lorna, Founding VOW Member