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What would you #TellYourself


Two in three teens who are in an abusive relationship don't tell anyone.

Alienation and shame keep many teens from coming forward about intimate partner violence. For Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February, we want to break the silence and encourage conversations around dating abuse. Join us as we ask one question:

What advice would you #TellYourself when you were younger about dating, relationships or life?

We are creating a dialogue that connects individuals of all ages through their shared experiences as teens, encourages more open discussions around healthy and unhealthy relationships and shows those who may be struggling that they are not alone.

Be a part of the campaign and help us promote information about the campaign today on your social media. 

At the end of the month, we’ll award the most “liked” post with a special prize!

Here are some sample posts so you can share the campaign today: 

During February, join @DayOneNY's campaign and post a picture from your past with advice you would #TellYourself when you were younger about dating, relationships or life at that age. Use the hashtag #TellYourself and tag us @dayoneny and we may feature your post on our social media during our #TellYourselfTuesdays.

Join @DayOneNY & post a foto from ur past during #TDVAM w/ advice us wd #TellYourSelf when u were young about dating.

Share this campaign today and help break the silence and encourage conversations around dating abuse!

Day One is now on Instagram! Find us at @dayoneny.

2015 Benefit to End Dating Violence Among Youth

On Tuesday, November 10th, Day one commemorated the achievements of our organization and those of our partners across the city in the effort to end intimate partner violence.

DLA Piper LLP and former Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn were honored for their commitment to this cause. The evening also saw the inaugural “Parade of Partners,” in which young survivors, a volunteer attorney, Day One’s Community Educator, NYPD Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes and Council Member Julissa Ferreras affirmed the importance of Day One in their own lives and communities. 


Honoring Christine Quinn

2015 Parade of Partners

Day One on MSNBC's News Nation with Tamron Hall Discussing the Importance of Educating Youth about Dating Violence


Day One's Supervising Attorney Andrew Sta. Ana and Destiny Mabry from the Youth Voices Network sitdown with Tamron Hall to discuss the importance of educating youth about Dating Violence.

Thank you to Tamron for talking with us about the importance of educating youth about domestic violence for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2015.

Day One Celebrates True Love


On Tuesday, October 14th, Day One celebrated the 2014 Benefit to End Dating Violence Among Youth at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. Over 250 people attended the event. Special guests included Emcee Zerlina Maxwell, Honorary Benefit Chair Tamron Hall and auctioneer Cady Huffman

The evening featured special awards honoring the contributions of Allstate Insurance Company and Razorfish Inc. to supporting survivors of dating abuse and domestic violence. This year's Youth Leadership Award honoree Ana Rojas gave a heartfelt speech about her experience as a survivor and received a $1,000 special honorarium. 

During the event, guests were asked to share stories of the true meaning of love with Day One. Their thoughts and ideas were shared via social media throughout October. Visit us on Twitter to see some #TrueLove postings.

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Day One will be hosting and participating in a number of trainings and special events.

Day One’s Supervising Attorney Andrew Santa Ana will conduct trainings on custody and visitation and intimate partner violence for the American Bar Association from October 7-10. On October 8, Day One Program Director Michele Paolella will conduct Day One’s “Not a Wifebeater” interactive arts workshop with multiple classes of students at Pace University.

On Tuesday, October 14, Day One will host its annual benefit at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Tickets are still available!  Visit for more information.

On October 20, Day One Executive Director Stephanie Nilva will be participating in a free panel at Cooper Union called The Epidemic of Sexual Abuse in Our Schools. October 22 sees Program Director Michele Paolella offering a training on Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual assault for college Title 9 coordinators at Fordham University. Finally, on October 29, Day One Supervising Attorney Andrew Santa Ana will be conducting a training for Bronx judges and court staff on intimate partner violence among youth.

For more Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, visit here.

U.S. Department of Justice Funds Day One Legal Services

Day One has been awarded a three-year grant by the United States Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women Legal Assistance for Victims program to provide legal services to youth survivors of dating abuse and domestic violence.  Funds from the Department of Justice will enable Day One to provide holistic legal services to assist victims of intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual assault. Day One will be partnering with the New York Alliance Against Sexual Assault and the New York Legal Assistance Group to deliver these services to New York City youth.

The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program strengthens civil and criminal legal assistance programs for adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Day One was a previous grantee in 2011.

Fox 5's Good Day Street Talk Covers Dangers of Prom Season


Day One's Executive Director Stephanie Nilva and Youth Voices Network members Ana and Gabrielle visited Fox 5's Good Day Street Talk to discuss the dangers prom season can bring to teens. Stephanie explained the early warning signs of teen dating violence and advised parents to keep the lines of communication open with their kids. Ana and Gabrielle discussed their personal experiences as survivors of teen dating violence.

"I would tell them [not to] be scared to tell anybody what you're going through," said Ana. "There are lots of girls that you wouldn't even imagine that are going through it. I didn't even expect it to be very serious. I found out that there are millions of girls that are going through this, so be open. Tell a friend. Tell a teacher. Tell your parents."  



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