Below you will find a rotating list of community announcements from our partners and colleagues in the field, ranging from local events and fundraisers to job and volunteer opportunities.


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Alliance Events

10th Annual Laughter & Light: A Night of Comedy to Benefit the Alliance
We are excited to announce that ticket sales are OPEN for our annual Laughter & Light Comedy Show on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00). This is our 10th year of hosting this wonderful event. We are so pleased to partner with Gotham Comedy Club and to provide a space for professionals, advocates, allies, and friends to come together and laugh.


We’re thrilled to share that the evening will feature the talented and hilarious Nore Davis, Carmen Lynch, Frank Liotti, Chloe Hilliard, and more!


100% of the ticket proceeds will go towards supporting the Alliance’s core programs including prevention, training, survivor assistance, policy advocacy, and research.


November SAFE Alliance Quarterly Meeting & Training
Join the NYC community of Medical Forensic Examiners to stay connected and strengthen your skills to advance in your profession. The NYC SAFE Alliance provides a forum for sexual assault forensic examiners to share information, expand skills, network, and connect. The next meeting/training will be held on Wednesday, November 7.


Fall 2018 NYS DOH Approved 40 Hour Course-Intro Level

This comprehensive, 40-hour SAFE certification course called, “The Assessment and Evaluation of Adult/Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence (Intro Level)”, trains medical professionals to provide competent, compassionate and prompt care to sexual assault victims, while using the most advanced technology associated with DNA and other sexual assault forensic evidence collection and preservation. Upon completion of all course requirements, course participants will be able to use the Certificate of Completion in order to be certified as a SAFE with the NYS Department of Health. The course takes place this October 30th – November 2nd.


Yoga Series Designed Specifically for Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault
Join Exhale to Inhale and the Alliance for a one hour long yoga class series. Students will be invited to connect their mind and body through breath and movement. Classes will include breathing exercises, yoga poses and guided relaxation. We are currently still recruiting participants so please contact Ashleigh Andersen at or 212-229-0345 ext. 302 if you are interested in participating! The upcoming group will be held at the Alliance offices.



The Alliance’s Monthly Podcast: Sex Talk Happy Hour
Welcome to Sex Talk Happy Hour, a podcast hosted by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. We hope you’ll subscribe and join us as we talk with amazing and brilliant people to talk about sex, sexuality, consent, violence, gender, gender norms, so on and so forth. Subscribe, and follow us on Instagram (@NYCAlliance) and/or on Twitter (@NYCAASA) and let us know what you want to hear about. Use our hashtag, #SexTalkHappyHour. Click the link above to be brought directly to the podcast’s iTunes page.


New episode: When Love Hurts — Taking Control Back

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and allies, advocates and survivors across the country are coming together to raise awareness and education.
In this episode, we speak to Jessica Sims, Ph.d., who wrote her dissertation on Stockholm’s Syndrome in victims of domestic and intimate partner violence. We also talk to Lorena Jiron, Esq., an Equal Justice Works fellow (Sponsored by Verizon and DLA Piper LLP) who works at Day One to talk about how to be supportive of someone who might be in an abusive relationship. As always, we also have our “Let’s Talk Sex!”, featuring Stephanie. If you want to be featured on “Let’s Talk Sex!” please email Jeenie at



Currently Recruiting Volunteer Advocates  —  Mount Sinai Beth Israel
MSBI’s Victim Services Program is seeking compassionate and caring people to volunteer and support survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence in the Emergency Room after business hours. Volunteers must be able to attend our mandatory and FREE 40-hour training beginning January 26th.


Seeking Volunteer Advocates  —  Dove Program, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
The DOVE Program is seeking caring and dedicated individuals to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as On–Call Volunteer Advocates. In order to be certified as a New York State Rape Crisis Counselor and DOVE advocate, volunteers must complete a full 40-hour training, which takes place this January.


TRANSFORM: A Group for Accountability and Healing  —  The NYC Anti-Violence Project
This is a trauma-informed 15 week group where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community members can examine their own behavior in relation to harm they have caused through sexual violence. This group is for people who have caused harm in and out of relationships, and who want to change their behavior.


Paid Opportunity! Peer Educators  —  Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum is recruiting Peer Educators (ages 16-24) to support our RightsNow! Program. RightsNow! provides peer education on healthy relationships and dating violence to teens & young women of color in NYC. The program begins on November 1st so be sure to visit the link above to learn more! Please pass along to your clients.


Online Event & Video Series: Building Accountable Communities  —  Barnard Center for Research on Women
Accountability is a familiar buzz-word in contemporary social movements, but what does it mean? In BCRW’s new series of four short videos, anti-violence activists Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby explore key challenges and concepts around this question and more. Join us on October 26th for an online conversation moderated my Mariame Kaba.


Fall 2018 Women’s Empowerment Training  —  CONNECT
CONNECT’s Women’s Empowerment Training is a unique opportunity to get training, guidance, technical assistance and mentorship as you develop your own women’s empowerment program. The Women’s Empowerment Training is a 36-hour course on the techniques for empowering and helping victims heal, cultivating advocacy skills and creating a self-care plan to manage the stress of working with victims. To learn more, visit CONNECT using the link above and click on November 9th.


New Self Defense Courses Beginning Soon  —  Center for Anti-Violence Education
A 5 week adult self-defense course for Women (cis and trans), Gender non-conforming adults, and anyone on the transgender spectrum ages 18+, as well as a 5 week pre-teen self defense course for Girls (cis and trans), Gender non-conforming youth, and anyone on the transgender spectrum begins October 20th. Click the links above to learn more.

Job Opportunities

Research Co-Director  —  SAFER


Communications Co-Director  —  SAFER


Supervising Social Worker, Staten Island  —  Safe Horizon


Survivor Advocate  —  Columbia, SVR (*please use search engine)


Supervisor, Social Work  —  New York-Presbyterian Victim Intervention Program


Community Educator/Preventionist  —  Mount Sinai SAVI


Communications Director  —  New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Click here for 2 new job opportunities at the Alliance!

For Survivors, Advocates and Allies

Intimate partner abuse can create situations where women feel isolated, trapped and confused about their experiences. This is a 10-session support group for survivors of intimate partner violence. Sessions begin Wednesday, October 31st and registration closes on November 14th.


Sister Circle: For Female Survivors Over Age 18  —  Black Women’s Blueprint
Speak your truth. We will listen. Sister Circle is a free healing/counseling group for female survivors over the age of 18.