Our Mission: To partner with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development.  

Did you know that 1 in 3 teens reports experiencing some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships and just because a relationship is not physically violent doesn't mean that it is healthy? Click here to support Day One. 

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This year, Day One is excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Since 2003, we have educated over 90,000 youth and adults about dating abuse and sexual assault. Join us as we spread the word that young people deserve safe and respectful partnerships at every age.

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Join Team Day One for the 2019 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour on May 5th!

Riders on Team Day One have the special opportunity to register for free and help us raise funds to end dating violence. Day One will set you up with a personalized a fundraising page to help you raise your $1,000 minimum fundraising commitment – all you have to do is share the link with your friends, family and coworkers!

Registration Deadline: April 25th.
For more info, contact Alex Boscolo: aboscolo@dayoneny.org.

We are extremely proud to have been chosen as one of the finalists for the 2018 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards.


  • Day One made me feel confident and safe. I learned that other people had gone through this too and that I wasn’t alone.
    Ana, Client
    Day One sheds light on an issue that people know so little about, but are so quick to judge. It’s not uncommon for teachers to want to turn a blind eye to these issues—not realizing by doing that, they further isolate the survivor.
    Deborah Walters, Health Education Teacher
    By working with Day One I gained the courage to share my story and realized I can see what happened in my life without the stigma of being a victim.
    Tanya, Client
  • Partnership with Day One is absolutely vital.
    Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator, New York
    Day One has spent over a decade providing safe harbor for young people in crisis and offering the training and prevention workshops both kids and adults need to put an end to the violence.
    Katie Couric, Global Anchor, Yahoo News
    Day One was the first group that allowed me to open up and tell my sister’s story. They do great work.
    Tamron Hall, Co-Host, NBC Today Show
  • Day One’s intervention in and prevention of teen dating violence is critical to NYC’s youth. The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is proud to collaborate with Day One on organizing youth focused coalitions to address sexual assault and IPV.
    Mary Haviland, Executive Director, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault

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