Navigation Links
The Safe Center LI Recognized by Women's Fund of Long Island
Date:9/27/2013

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

The Safe Center Recognized by Women’s Fund of Long Island
POWER Project to Fight Human Sex Trafficking

The Safe Center LI has been selected as a 2013 grantee partner by the Women's Fund of Long Island (WFLI). The $5000 grant will be used towards the implementation of a local program in support of national efforts to combat human sex trafficking. The Safe Center will implement its POWER Project (Positive Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Renewal) in conjunction with the Nassau County District Attorney and the Nassau County Courts.

"Sex trafficking is a growing problem right here on Long Island with countless victims in Nassau County alone,” says Sandy Oliva co-executive director of The Safe Center. “Thanks to this grant from WFLI, we can shed light on the problem and work toward protecting innocent women and children.”

Ms. Oliva noted that – while human trafficking is generally recognized as an international issue – it is vital to make people aware of the problem locally. She cited pimp-controlled prostitution as a primary form of human sex trafficking.

According to data provided by The Safe Center LI and other advocacy groups:

  •     Victims can be female or male; children or adults
  •     The average age girls first get trafficked into prostitution is 12-14
  •     Victims come from among U.S. born citizens, legal and illegal immigrants
  •     75% of runaway/throwaway youth fleeing abusive situations become victims
  •     Virtually all suffer from cumulative trauma at the hands of their pimps and as a result of their sex work
  •     Most have a history of childhood trauma

“Human sex trafficking is often marked by a prior history of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, forced financial dependence and other behaviors confronted every day at The Safe Center,” says Stacey Scarpone of WFLI “This project is a natural and important extension of the work they do.”

ABOUT WFLI – The Jericho-based Women's Fund of Long Island invests in the power of women and the dreams of girls. Our mission is to ignite networks that transform the lives of women and girls on Long Island through grant-making, leadership development, education and philanthropy. Our vision is a Long Island where all women and girls reach their full potential. For more information, visit http://www.womensfundli.org. The phone number for WFLI is (516) 396-9857.

ABOUT THE SAFE CENTER LI -
Located in an historic Grumman-era building at 15 Grumman Road W., Bethpage, The Safe Center LI is a specially designed space which allows for a close collaboration between the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) and the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). The Safe Center LI was established to protect, assist, and empower child and adult victims of family violence and sexual
assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/thesafecenterli.The telephone number for TSCLI is 516-465-4700; fax number is 516-465-4740. To book a training session go to http://www.ccanli.org, and http://www.cadvnc.org. The 24-hour domestic abuse hotline can be accessed at 516-542-0404.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11170646.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
2. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
3. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
4. Kudos for 3 NJIT Enterprise Development Center high-tech companies
5. AFAR announces the 2012 Hartford Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine awards
6. Loyola Cancer Center receives Outstanding Achievement Award
7. Hutchinson Center president elected to American Academy of Art and Sciences
8. Many Call Center Workers Plagued by Voice Woes
9. Specific protein triggers changes in neurons in brain reward center linked to cocaine addiction
10. IU Simon Cancer Center joins WellPoint in developing health care solutions
11. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers: Quality of life as important as quantity of life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... with Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for ... mean is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network ... advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City ... and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The ... that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a ... has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ... accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) will ... 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Lilly will also ... investment community and media to further detail the company,s ... at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media and the ... conference call through a link that will be posted ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... MIAMI , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their ... recent notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South ... ninth time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty ... CEO, Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by ... Set to receive his award ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: