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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!

Post Launch To-Dos for
Domestic Violence Agencies

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the program

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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.

Support, Always!

We are eager to help answer any questions, provide resources, or listen to feedback about the Safe Shelter Collaborative. You can reach us at

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:

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


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