Day One is the only organization in New York City solely devoted to the issue of teen dating violence. Working alongside youth, Day One educates, organizes and advocates on behalf of young people at risk of or experiencing intimate partner violence.
Day One focuses on young people because one in three teens experiences abuse in a dating relationship according to the United States Department of Justice. The most recent New York City Teen Health Risk Survey found that one in ten teenagers had experienced physical or sexual assault in a dating relationship within the previous year.
In each of our programs, Day One looks forward to new beginnings for youth. We engage young people in identifying methods of keeping themselves and their peers safe, and together envision a future without fear of abuse. Community involvement is critical to our ability to help young people. For more information on how you can get involved, check out the Get Involved section of our website, or please contact us to volunteer or make a contribution to support our services.