When New York state issued a stay-at-home order in March 2020, many residents feared sudden job loss and financial instability.
For those in challenging home conditions, the call for quarantine produced a major concern: sexual and/or domestic violence.
Hear how KHCC’s team of therapists supported survivors in quarantine.
According to the New York City Police Department’s first quarter report of domestic violence complaints in 2020, 50.7 percent of the DV calls received by our local 50th precinct from January to March involved intimate partner violence. In the NYPD’s third quarter report? Complaints of intimate partner violence to the same precinct during July, August, and September werereported at 60.8 percent.
This is an increase of 10.1 percent between January and September this year.
At KHCC, our team of 17 therapists provided crisis support and therapy to survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence during the very uncertain and isolating months of the pandemic. This year, the team, through our Changing Futures Program, has provided more than 2.4 K therapy sessions, including counseling for over 100 children between the ages of 3 and 17.
Therapy is a journey, and we’re grateful to provide the space and resources for survivors working towards healing.
To help us continue our work, donate by texting KHCC to 71777 or giving via the methods below:
About Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) was founded in 1974 by a group of passionate community organizers. The group was led by three neighborhood women: Mary McLoughlin, Patricia Burns, and Janet Athanasidy.
Upon hearing in 1972 that the 50th Precinct was moving out of its turn-of-the-century building on Kingsbridge Terrace, the three jumped at the opportunity to realize their vision for a community center.
KHCC provides resources to empower Bronx residents from cradle to career to advance education and well-being for a vibrant community. We achieve this in an environment that fosters academic milestones, literacy, mental health support, nutrition, technology, and the arts.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463