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Dept. Of Labor Event

July 13, 2012 Advocacy, Current Events 1 Comment
On Monday July 30 the Dept of Labor is getting the word out about issues such as rights in the workplace, discrimination, and reasonable accommodations to the disability community. Jacob K. Javits Federal BuildingConference Center – 6th Floor26 Federal PlazaNew York , NY  10278 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Access to Event Begins at 1:00PM.    Click here for info… read more

Natasha’s Justice Project

July 10, 2012 Advocacy, Current Events 0 Comments
Natasha’s Justice Project is working to end the national backlog of unprocessed rape kits and bring justice to sexual assault survivors. Media coverage of Natasha’s Justice Project includes the NY Times, CNN and NPR among others. Visit the NJP site to take action… read more

Former BFL Resident Miss Wheelchair NY

July 9, 2012 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Pam Hall, a former resident of BFL's Transitional Housing program, won Miss Wheelchair NY 2012 and is set to compete in the nationals, Miss Wheelchair America. The Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant is a yearly event that " highlights the diversity and advocacy of all women."  To help Pam get raise funds to get to the nationals, click here… read more

National Day of Action to Push VAWA June 26

June 25, 2012 Advocacy, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities 0 Comments
On June 26th, The Leadership Conference and the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women are uniting to promote the National Day of Action to push for VAWA.There will be a rally on Capitol Hill as well as lobby visits and calls. We urge you to invite your friends to this event, spread the word, and call/email/tweet your representatives so that we can pass the REAL VAWA.  If you are in Washington, D.C.: RALLY TIME: 11:30 a.m… read more

Strength of the Mission

April 17, 2012 Advocacy, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Shelter 0 Comments
For our first New Visions blog post, President/CEO Paul Feuerstein explores two new initiatives meant to strengthen the agency “as we face the continuing challenges of domestic violence and homelessness with (at best) the same level of financial resources that we have had in past years.” Mission Based Management Six years ago, we began a transition to Mission-based Management, a system developed by Peter Brinkerhoff who has dedicated his career to making not-for-profit organizations more mission-productive. I was introduced to… read more