PROJECTS THAT EMPOWER
FCLNY creates, implements and participates in diverse public education projects that highlight the effects of publicly sanctioned lethal violence on women and children and
available resources to help meet their needs.
FCLNY’s Women and Children Resource Fairs
FCLNY raises awareness of local, tangible resources available to vulnerable women and children in NY by partnering with diverse resource providers and outreach efforts. Resources include affordable & accessible health care and child care, food and shelter assistance, pregnancy help and adoption services.
Our Resource Fairs are Fun & Informative! Please reach out to volunteer or bring a fair to your area.
SUMMER, 2023 BUFFALO AND ROCHESTER
Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking
Hotline Poster Campaign!
GOAL #1: Post Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking (DVAST) Hotline Posters in Every Healthcare and Abortion Facility in NY.
Healthcare providers are "one of the few professionals likely to interact" with victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking (DVAST), women who experience an increased risk of coerced abortions. Survivors of DVAST make up a sizable percentage of abortion clinic clients.
Hotlines help release women from DVAST.
We need you! Please reach out to help us distribute these vital hotlines. You can also download the posters here.
Goal #2: Help draft and enact NY policies that require all public healthcare and abortion facilities to post DVAST hotline posters.
NY does not require ANY entity to post the DV hotline. NY requires only a limited category of 'healthcare providers' to post the Trafficking Hotline. Many abortion clinics are either not required to post the Trafficking Hotline or fail to, though required by law to do so.
EVERY WOMAN AND GIRL DESERVES ACCESS TO DVAST HOTLINES!
Visit FCLNY's Survivors of DVAST Resource Index for resources for DVAST survivors in NY
Human Trafficking: The Role of The Health Care Provider
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Among an Abortion Clinic Population
American Journal of Public Health
Identification and Intervention by Health Care Providers
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Healthcare Professionals’ Own Experiences of Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Prevalence and Systematic Review of Risk Markers and Consequences
Sex Trafficking Victims at Their Junction with the Healthcare Setting—A Mixed-Methods Inquiry
Journal of Human Trafficking
The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities
Annals of Health Law
Reproductive control by others: means, perpetrators and effects
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health
Understanding Commercially Sexually Exploited Youths’ Facilitators and Barriers Towards Contraception Use: I Didn’t Really Have A Choice
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
The Monarca Project
The MONARCA PROJECT is a monthly peer support group for women impacted by trauma, including
domestic and community violence, abortion, and sexual abuse.
Monarca aims to educate on various forms and impacts of violent trauma on women, and to offer women tools and resources to help facilitate their recovery. The peer support group’s purpose is to foster healing and empowerment—
to help break cycles of violence.
“Violence against women… is a major public health problem and a violation of .. human rights.”
The Monarca Project is not a therapy group. The facilitators are not counselors. They are women who have themselves experienced and recovered from trauma, and are most interested in creating a comfortable atmosphere where healing may occur. Monarca is a pilot project, launched in WNY. Our hope is for replication of this collaborative project in cities across NY.
WHOLE, CONFIDENT WOMEN MAKE BETTER CHOICES!
Spread the Word!
To join us, reach out to email@example.com
Questions or if interested in volunteering, send us an email or give a call.
A Collaborative project of
Angels of Mercy &
Feminists Choosing Life of NY
FCLNY's Emergency Baby Showers & Direct Giveaway Outreach
FCLNY conducts emergency baby showers for women & children in need and provides critically needed infant and children's clothing, baby formula, diapers, strollers, toys etc to low-income families.
Please reach out if you know of a family in urgent need!