New York Agencies Join the
Safe Shelter Collaborative
The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is excited to announce that domestic violence agencies across the state of New York (outside of NYC) are now members of the Safe Shelter Collaborative. Agencies that support runaway and homeless youth (RHY) are participating in a pilot project to discover how the Safe Shelter Collaborative might support finding shelter for youth in need.
Victim Resource Center in Finger Lakes reported receiving eight responses in four minutes for a possible shelter placement!
Watch this video about the program
Watch this short video to get an overview of how the Safe Shelter Collaborative works for agencies across the U.S.
Visit the learn more page and browse this site for more information about the program.
Key people who are collaborating to support the Safe Shelter Collaborative
Supporting Domestic Violence agencies:
Marie Limbach, Supervisor
Bureau of Domestic Violence Prevention and Victim Support
Supporting RHY agencies:
Anti-Trafficking & Runaway and Homeless Youth Coordinator
Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success Christine.Anderson@ocfs.ny.gov
Youth Development Specialist
Bureau of Health & Well-Being
Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success Robin.Gilbert@ocfs.ny.gov