Crisis Intervention Committee Sheds Love Through D.O.V.E.
The New York Junior League is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women, children, and families in our city of New York, and the Crisis Intervention committee focuses its efforts on those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Many survivors blame themselves for the violence they have experienced. Learning to love and be loved becomes a vital part of healing.
To support this healing process, Crisis Intervention plans an event each year to give survivors and their children an evening of respite, fun, and of course love: the Love Yourself Party. Survivors of violence are faced with such difficult realities and decisions as they try to put their lives back together that they rarely get the opportunity to care for themselves. This year’s event focused on being and feeling glamorous.
The committee wanted survivors to immediately feel special once they arrived at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. From the red carpet that led them to the space to boas, top hats, and jewels, every detail was designed to create a magical evening where all they had to do was show up. To top it off, GLAMSQUAD provided mini makeovers for our guests of honor. The feedback from survivors and staff at NewYork-Presbyterian was one of immense gratitude. It was our best event to date.
Through the effort of its staff and volunteers, the Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE) Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is committed to providing free, compassionate, and comprehensive care to victims of violent crimes for ages 12 and above, including domestic violence, physical and sexual assault. The New York Junior League has been advocating for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since the 1970s and in particular has been partnering with the DOVE program through the Crisis Intervention committee.
For more information: About DOVE