Last week Sue Rock Originals Everyone had the pleasure of presenting our Empowerment Day to the women of the Violence Intervention Program’s Bronx shelter. Women who have left the cycle of violence are able to start a new life here, raise their children and gain some much needed perspective. I hosted the event with the wonderful and capable hands of fashion stylist Steffany Allen. Steffany has 20 years of experience in fashion, with special expertise in the Plus Size market. When we told her about our lingerie themed Empowerment Events, she loved the idea of being able to give back!
The Violence Intervention Program, Inc. has been around since 1984 and has consistently helped women lead healthy, safe, and productive lives while advocating for systems and policies that protect all victims of abuse and violence.
Commitment to an Immigrant Population: During much of the 1980s, crime and poverty rates rose in New York City and the city suffered a shortage of affordable housing. Immigrant victims of domestic violence became especially vulnerable to homelessness because of the barriers that prevented many from accessing emergency shelters. For VIP and the NYC as a whole, 1988 was a monumental year: Morivivi—the first domestic violence shelter specifically targeting immigrant Latina victims—was established.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the Violence Intervention Program is here to help – they can be reached here!
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