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

Yoga Series Designed Specifically for Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault
Join Exhale to Inhale and the Alliance for this one hour long yoga class series. Students will be invited to connect their mind and body through breath and movement. Classes include breathing exercises, yoga poses and guided relaxation. The upcoming group begins on September 5th and will be held at the Alliance offices.


Upcoming SAFETI Courses


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.



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: Athletes and Allies and Sports, Oh My!

Fall is upon us, and that means a bunch of sports seasons are starting soon! Very often, we hear about “locker room talk” or “athlete culture” and we wanted to talk to people who are from/have interacted with the athletic world extensively. In this episode, we talk to one former collegiate athlete who now works for a professional athletic organization, and an advocate who has worked extensively with male athletes at the high school, college, and professional levels. As always, we also have our “Let’s Talk Sex!”, featuring Corey. If you want to be featured on “Let’s Talk Sex!” please email Jeenie at



Recruiting Volunteer Advocates  —  Bellevue Victim Services Program
Bellevue Victim Services Program is recruiting individuals age 18 and over to work as volunteer advocates for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and NYU emergency rooms. Forty hours of training will be provided beginning this October.


Recruiting Volunteer Advocates  —  Mt. Sinai SAVI
Help someone begin to heal. Join our team of volunteers who advocate for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence in emergency departments in Manhattan and Queens. Training is provided and begins in early October.

Job Opportunities

Community Educator/Preventionist  —  Mount Sinai SAVI


Communications Director  —  New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Advocacy Specialist 2  —  NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs


Director of Development  —  Violence Intervention Program, Inc.


Counselor/Advocate  —  Violence Intervention Program, Inc.


Program Coordinator  —  Violence Intervention Program, Inc.


Click here for 2 new job opportunities at the Alliance!

For Survivors

Support Group for Adult Female Survivors of Sexual Assault  —  Crime Victims Treatment Center
This free group will be held on Wednesday evenings from September 19th to December 12th, 6pm – 8pm. Intake is required. Please view the full announcement to learn more and make referrals.


Second Fridays for Survivors and Allies  —  Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services
An eight-series workshop around self-care, reflection, and expression for Survivors and Allies of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence. Workshop series begins this August!


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.