Who We Are

judykluger_smallA Welcome Message from Executive Director Judy Harris Kluger

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Sanctuary for Families is...

...the leading nonprofit agency in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. Each year, we help thousands of victims and their children build safe lives through a range of high quality services.

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Latest News


    In an op-ed in the New York Daily News, Executive Director Judy Kluger explains why New York's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts are life-saving for survivors of sex trafficking. "There is now widespread agreement in the justice system that victims of prostitution should not be criminalized," says Kluger.

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    Legal Director Dorchen Leidholdt and Children and Youth Services Program Director Pam Krasner are featured in this Post & Courier article about the impact of domestic violence on children. We can stop the cycle of violence from being generational, says Dorchen Leidholdt - "It's something society just has to invest in."

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Supporter Spotlight

Annual Giving Campaign 2014: "Sanctuary gave my family a second chance at life"

anita_tiny 10 years ago, Anita called Sanctuary - defeated, traumatized, and terrified for her two young daughters, Naomi and Imani. Today, the family is thriving. This year, help Sanctuary provide life-saving services to more survivors like Anita.

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Volunteer at Sanctuary during the holiday season

holidays2010small The holidays are a time for celebration and family, but for Sanctuary's clients living in shelter and fleeing abuse, the season can be incredibly difficult. Help make this time of year brighter by "adopting" a family, volunteering as a Holiday Helper, and more.

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Meet New York's New Abolitionists

nyna_tiny_nov14 New York State has a new generation of 21st Century abolitionists — women and men committed to ending human trafficking everywhere. New York's New Abolitionists is a  photography exhibit celebrating those leading the effort to end trafficking.

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