Unity House Receives Funding for Fellows
The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence announced $150,000 in state funding for two domestic violence services programs that will allow each to hire a graduate student or recent college graduate to help enhance the services they provide.
The Family of Woodstock, Inc. in the Ulster County city of Kingston and Unity House of Troy, Inc. each received an Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship, which will fund the salary and benefits for their respective fellow for two years. The Fellowship is designed to develop professionals to work in the domestic violence prevention and services field.
Additional goals of the program are to foster collaboration between domestic violence programs and other services; collect information to inform policy and funding; and enhance the capacity of local programs to better meet their community’s needs. Now in its fourth year, the fellowship is named in memory of an Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence employee killed in a vehicle crash on her way home from work in 2001.
For more information on Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program and how you can help support the needs of those seeking refuge from violence, contact Unity House program Service Director, Tabitha Dunn at (518) 274-2607.