Senator George Amedore today announced he has secured $45,000 in funding from this year’s state budget for YWCA NorthEastern NY. The funds will support critically important domestic violence services and programs offered by the organization within Schenectady County and throughout the Capital Region.
“YWCA Northeastern New York is so very honored to be a partner with Senator Amedore. Through the funding he has secured for YWCA NENY Domestic Violence Programming, we will continue our bold mission work of eliminating racism and empowering women, one victim/survivor at a time. With this amazing grant of $45,000, YWCA NENY will be able to increases service provisions to our clients, providing more advocacy, counseling, and housing to support families who have been traumatized by domestic violence and are working to rebuild their lives. We thank Senator Amedore on behalf of the clients we serve and the lives that we change every day,” said Kim Siciliano, Executive Director, YWCA NENY.
“Women who are dealing with the horror of domestic violence need to know they have a safe place to go, and people who will advocate for them and help them navigate the system to get back on their feet. The services and programs offered by YWCA NENY provide that assistance and support, and I am so happy to provide this funding to help them continue and expand their mission to empower women and support families who have been victimized by domestic violence,” said Senator Amedore.
YWCA NENY’s domestic violence services have been in operation for more than 40 years and include a 24-hour hotline and shelter, advocacy and counseling services, case management, children’s services, and financial literacy programs. Their housing program provides single room and apartment setting living for more than 75 women.