ALPINE LEARNING GROUP
Alpine Learning Group opened the doors to its first four students in 1989. Over time Alpine Learning Group’s education program has grown steadily and now comprises a school for learners with autism, ages three to 21 years; an adult program and an outreach program including social skills groups and consultation services. Throughout Alpine Learning Group’s growth, the organization’s mission has remained constant: to provide learners with autism spectrum disorders and their families comprehensive, scientifically-validated educational and behavioral services designed to foster individual growth and personal achievement.
The COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANTS
Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan is a private group practice of internationally recognized mental health professionals who specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and provide the highest quality of clinical, consultation, and coaching services. As a group of dedicated clinicians and researchers, we are committed to helping clients identify goals, overcome obstacles, and resolve problems that may be impeding their lives.
In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world.
MY SISTER'S PLACE
Striving to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness. We advance this mission with direct services, advocacy and community education. Through direct services, we support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. Through advocacy, we act as a force for social change in law and public policy. Through community education, we challenge public perceptions of intimate violence and the social inequities that give rise to it, and we promote prevention with a special emphasis on youth.
REED Academy, Inc., a not for profit school serving children with autism. REED provides highly individualized , scientifically based, state-of-the art intervention for children aged 3 – 21. Our philosophy is and has always been that every child deserves the opportunity to become a productive, independent adult. REED Academy will continue to strive to make sure that every parents wish for their child can come true.
THE POSSIBILITY PROJECT
The Possibility Project is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization operating three programs for youth in New York City.The Possibility Project also works with partner organizations in four additional U.S. cities to create and sustain local Possibility Projects in their communities.
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE WRITING MFA PROGRAM
The MFA Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence is guided by an ethos of generosity and a belief that thriving as a writer can go hand in hand with helping other writers thrive. Sarah Lawrence’s MFA Writing faculty members are both distinguished writers and devoted mentors.In workshops, students practice their writing and receive thoughtful feedback on their work.
Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. Shatterproof works to educate, empower and equip parents, families, educators, health care providers, legislators, and others to address addiction head on. We are building a national organization to address serious gaps in funding and resources for the disease of addiction.
SANCTUARY FOR FAMILIES
Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. Learn more by visiting SanctuaryForFamilies.org.
MY SISTERS’ PLACE
Since its founding in 1978, My Sisters’ Place has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into an agency that is recognized statewide as a leader in the fields of domestic violence and human trafficking. MSP strives to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence and human trafficking, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness. We advance this mission with direct services, advocacy, and community education. Learn more at MSPNY.org
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips are the parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was murdered in the Massacre at the Aurora Theater shooting on July 20th, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. That mass murder was one of the worst in U.S. history, with twelve killed and seventy wounded. Soon after Jessica’s death, Sandy and Lonnie became activists for the prevention of gun violence in this country. They sold their belongings, bought an RV and are presently traveling the country speaking to organizations and reaching out to other victims/survivors. Jessiesmessage.org
VIRGINIA TECH VICTIMS FAMILY OUTREACH FOUNDATION
An independent 501(c)(3) nonpartisan advocacy organization founded by the families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 shootings at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) which took 32 lives, injured at least 24 and traumatized numerous others. Our mission is to prevent Virginia Tech-type shootings through education and advocacy; to employ comprehensive educational efforts to expand community and student awareness of campus safety issues; and to offer compassion, support, and hope to those affected by violence. Learn more at VTVFamilyFoundation.org
The largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters and more than 125,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at Everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
A statewide organization working to reduce gun violence through legislative advocacy, education, and community outreach. With a primary focus on New York State, NYAGV’s initiatives are designed to encourage action, influence public opinion, and lead to the implementation of policies and practices that protect New Yorkers, particularly youth, from gun violence. Learn more at NYAGV.org
SANDY HOOK PROMISE
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. They are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012. Sandy Hook Promise is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing parents, schools and communities on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information visit SandyHookPromise.org or call 203-304-9780.
G-PAC is the only voice focused on raising funds to elect and support lawmakers committed to protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence at the state level. Founded by victims and survivors to defeat the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby. GPACillinois.com
GAYS AGAINST GUNS
An inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to non-violently breaking the gun industry’s chain of death-investors, manufacturers, the NRA and other lobby groups, and their puppets in Congress who continue to block safer gun laws. We are New York-based but work with GAG chapters in other cities to ensure safety for all individuals, particularly vulnerable communities such as people of color, LGBTQ people, and religious minorities. GaysAgainstGuns.net
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.