Bronx shelter offers place for domestic violence victims to make a new start

Some domestic violence victims say it is too hard to leave their partner, but one Bronx shelter offers a place for victims to make a new start. The shelter also offers piece of mind for women trying to escape from an abusive relationship. Victim?s can take advantage of legal assistance, day care and counseling while at the shelter. Directors of the shelter say they keep the location a secret because making a battered woman feel safe is the first step toward making them feel strong. New York State law requires women to leave the shelter after 135 days, after that the shelter continues to help victims by providing legal advice and counseling. General Crime Victims Assistance HelpCrime Victims Hotline: 212-577-7777 Crime Victims Office for Victims of Crime National Center for Victims of Crime

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