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.


To have your program’s announcement included in this list, please email with details and promotional materials, and the subject heading “Announcement”.

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


September 2018 Skills Lab
Skills Lab intends to help clinicians practice as SAFE examiners in New York State. In order to become a NYS Certified SAFE Examiner, healthcare providers must complete the NYS DOH didactic course as well as a supervised “preceptorship” experience. Course will be held on September 18, 2018.


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: Project DOT

We’re excited to share with you one of our own projects here at the Alliance, Project DOT, where our prevention team works with youth from different communities to provide education around sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships. Co-Host Jeenie Yoon interviews Christina Ortiz, another employee at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, about Project DOT, what it is, and what its goals are. Then she interviews two awesome alumni of the program, Damian and Joe-Ann.



Summer Self Defense! Free Teen Course Starts August 6th  —  Center for Anti-Violence Education
The Teen Self Defense course is for Girls (cis and trans), Gender non-conforming youth, and anyone on the transgender spectrum ages 13-19. This 5-day course takes place August 6th – 10th and is free for all.


Recruiting Volunteer Advocates  —  North Central Bronx Hospital Sexual Assault Treatment Program (SATP)
Receive training and get involved to provide support for sexual
assault survivors in the Emergency Departments of NYC Health + Hospitals in the Bronx! The free Fall 2018 training begins September 13th.


Focus Group about Sexual Health Services  —  Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Want to talk about family planning? Participate in a focus group about sexual health services. You will receive $50 in gift cards for two hours of your time.


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.


Emerging Girls: 5 Week Summer Camp  —  Black Women’s Blueprint
Writing, art-making, poetry workshops, and leadership development. Participants are given weekly stipends and metro cards. We are accepting applications from youth between the ages of 13 and 17 and camp begins in early August.

Click here for Emerging Girls and here for Emerging Sons.

Job Opportunities

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.


Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator, Bronx CAC  —  Safe Horizon


Executive Director, Bronx Family Justice Center  —  Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence


Click here for 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.