Sexual Violence Prevention

The Sexual Violence Prevention programming at Family Services provides interpersonal primary prevention programming through several mediums including the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program, public service announcements, social norming campaigns, and collaboration with service providers in 3 counties including Dutchess, Orange, and Westchester. In Dutchess County, Family Services provides MVP programming to college students. Family Services also coordinates the regional Sexual Violence Prevention project through NYS by coordinating the collaborative prevention programming between Westchester, Orange, and Dutchess Counties. This partnership has expanded sexual violence prevention programming to reach students in schools, colleges, and community organizations across the 3 counties. Family Services has also implemented public service announcements which illustrate the effectiveness of bystander intervention in preventing sexual violence and a regional social norming campaign using photography and storytelling which allows participating youth and community members to tell their stories in a way that is meaningful to them.

Eligibility & Cost
All services are free, accessible, and confidential. The Center for Victim Safety and Support serves people of all racial/cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual), gender identities (men, women, transgender people), abilities, citizenship status and ages.

Hours & Location
24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 845.485.5550

24 hour Rape Crisis/Crime Victim’s Hotline: 845.452.7272

Contact Us
Keith Hudes
845.452.1110 ext. 3138

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This program is funded in part by
New York State Department of Health/Health Research Inc.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region

Funding for this program is made possible by the New York State Department of Health(NYSDOH)/Health Research Inc.(HRI) and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NYSDOH, HRI, or Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by NYSDOH, HRI or CDC.