New York State Senator, Lea Webb, has announced she has secured $120,000 in state funding for local organizations who serve survivors of domestic violence. The money will go towards funding three organizations.
Rise-NY will receive $50,000 in funding. The organization works on assisting survivors of domestic violence and their families as they navigate the family court system in the Greater Binghamton area. $20,000 will go towards the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County to allow the organization support work on providing supportive services for domestic violence, sexual assault and other crime victims within Tompkins County.
The remaining $50,000 will go to the Crime Victims Assistance Center, Inc. and will support their mission of providing free, trauma-informed supportive services to survivors and their families as well as legal services for crime victims and survivors of domestic violence.
“October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, when we reaffirm our commitment to making sure that survivors and their families have access to the resources they need to heal. I am proud to have secured this investment in the compassionate, trauma-informed, survivor-focused services provided by Rise-NY, the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, and Crime Victims Assistance Center. Here in New York.” Senator Webb said in a release.