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) will soon be members of the Safe Shelter Collaborative, finding shelter faster for survivors of domestic violence.

As part of this development, agencies that support runaway and homeless youth (RHY) will be joining a pilot project to discover how the Safe Shelter Collaborative might support finding shelter for youth in need.

Read the email announcements from OCFS about the launch with domestic violence agencies and about the pilot for RHY agencies.


Important To-Dos for
Domestic Violence Agencies


Complete the application by July 8, 2022.

Launch Event

Register now for the launch event happening on July 28 at 3pm ET.

July Q & A

Tues: 10 am–2 pm ET
Wed: 1 pm–3 pm ET

Join anytime!

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RHY Agencies:
Register for the Launch Event

RHY agency staff are invited to join the launch event with domestic violence agencies so that everyone can learn more and have hands-on experience with the technology.


Register for the Launch event now.


Soon after, RHY agencies will participate in a pilot project to share experiences and learn how the program might align with their particular needs. Stay tuned.


Find Everything You Need

Online and at the Launch

Watch this short video to get an overview of how the Safe Shelter Collaborative works and make sure to register for the launch event because that is where everything will come together for you.

At launch events agencies learn about the program and put their hands on the technology to see how it works in real time. You'll be able to ask questions and see who else is joining and supporting you from New York. We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit the learn more page and browse this site for more information about the program.

Key people who are collaborating to implement the Safe Shelter Collaborative​​

Supporting Domestic Violence agencies:

Marie Limbach, Supervisor

Bureau of Domestic Violence Prevention and Victim Support

Supporting RHY agencies:

Christine Anderson

Anti-Trafficking & Runaway and Homeless Youth Coordinator
Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success


Robin Gilbert

Youth Development Specialist
Bureau of Health & Well-Being
Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success

Christie Bevis, Program Manager

Supporting the

Safe Shelter



Support, Always!

Lea Policoff, Account Services Manager, is eager to help answer any questions, provide resources, or listen to feedback about the Safe Shelter Collaborative. You can reach her at