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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

NYC Officials Castro and Noel Hosts First In Person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable on Resources Available to Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Gender-Based Violence


— The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro and the Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) Commissioner Cecile Noel hosted on June 29th, the City’s first in-person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable, since the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss the resources available for immigrant survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. 

Commissioner Manuel Castro, MOIA. Lambert Parong/Kababayan Media Photo

The roundtable was hosted at the Queens Family Justice Centers. Both Commissioners answered questions from the press in attendance and addressed concerns of the additional resources that the community needs.

Commissioner Cecile Noel, ENDGBV. Lambert Parong/ KM Photo

Commissioner Noel discussed ENDGBV’s collaboration with MOIA, and ENDGBV’s partnerships with over 100 non-profit providers and community stakeholders that are key to coordinating the City’s response to domestic and gender-based violence. 

The roundtable was followed by a brief tour of the Queens Family Justice Center.

Lambert Parong/KM Photo

Program providers available for questions that day included Arab American Family Support Center, Garden of Hope, Jahajee Sisters, Korean American Family Service Center, New Destiny Housing, Safe Horizon, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Sanctuary for Families, and WOMANKIND.

The safety and wellbeing of immigrant communities, including those who have experienced sexual violence, remains our top priority. If you, or someone you know, is seeking support regarding sexual violence, free and confidential help is always available. Find resources and support in NYC by searching the NYCHope Resource Directory, or call 311 to be connected to the nearest NYC Family Justice Center.


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