$2.6M Included in Westchester County Budget for Community Partners
Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Westchester County Office for Women (OFW) are awarding over $2.6 million in contracts in 2022 to provide crucial services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding, a result of an RFP process, comes on the heels of Director of the Office for Women Robi Schlaff being named as a “Game Changer” by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).
Local awardees who will receive the funding in 2022 include:
• My Sisters’ Place, Inc. (Subcontractor for Civil Legal Services)
o Comprehensive civil legal services for victims of domestic violence residing in Westchester County or accessing Westchester County courts
o Non-residential support services for victims of domestic violence as well as domestic violence education and training for service providers, healthcare professionals and middle/high school students in Westchester County
• Hope’s Door, Inc.
o Non-residential support services for victims of domestic violence as well as domestic violence education and training for middle/high school students in Westchester County
o WestCOP, Inc. (through its Victims Assistance Services Program)
o Support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Westchester County
• Westchester County Health Care Corporation (through Westchester Medical Center)
o Bilingual services for victims of sexual assault in Westchester County
The Westchester County OFW handles over $5.8 million in contracts annually for a variety of services, including support and legal services for victims and families, legal services for immigrants, children’s services, health/mental health services, training and education and entrepreneurship.