City Council looks to build shelters for women seeking domestic violence relief
Many women seeking shelter to escape abusive homes are turned away because there aren't enough places available. The City Council announced Tuesday that it is setting aside nearly $4 million to create emergency and permanent housing for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Last year, the New York Police Department responded to more than 200,000 domestic incidents.The city's Domestic Violence Hotline receives on average 400 calls per day. A domestic violence forum will be held at Hostos Community College on October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.