Young women 16-24 years old experience the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault nationwide. 

Day One's programs operate on an empowerment model that invests young people in maintaining safe relationships for themselves and their peers, and engages youth in designing projects to raise awareness in their communities. All direct services for youth under the age of 24 are free and available in English and Spanish.

For more information on our individual programs, please click on the links below.

  • Our Community Education Program offers interactive, law-based workshops for young people in public school and youth programs; we train social service providers, teachers and parents on dating
  • The Direct Services Program provides free and confidential counseling, case management, information and legal representation to youth seeking orders of protection and other family-related orders to young people aged 24 and under. Day One conducts policy advocacy to increase young people's access to safety and legal remedies.
  • The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) partners with seven New York City high schools to provide comprehensive, school-based outreach, education and counseling on teen dating violence and healthy relationships.
  • The Youth Voices Network is a community of fellow survivors who build public speaking, advocacy and leadership skills by sharing their personal stories and speaking out against dating abuse.
  • Day One collaborates with youth, community based organizations and institutions throughout New York City on various special projects to create awareness and engage young people about the issue of relationship abuse.

For general inquiries about our programs, please contact our Director of Social Services & Training, Michele Paolella at