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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: CONNECT is dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice.

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Community Empowerment; Training Institute, Faith Community Outreach, Men and Boys, Women's Empowerment, Legal Advocacy

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have taken a couple of trainings with Connect dealing with domestic violence. They have all been a great experience. The staff at Connect have a wealth of experience to share in they're session. It's really a great program and I have recommended it to many people. To Q and his staff, keep up the good work.

Donna Downes

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I happened to come across CONNECT through an event on teen dating violence. There I met the co-director Sally and she was such an amazing spirit upon first conversation.
The work CONNECT does for all types of people (including men) regarding issues of violence is truly remarkable.
One of the best aspects of CONNECT is that they do not keep to themselves. They reach out and make connections and relationships with other organizations to help foster this incredible work. And truly how can one be successful in this field without making connections with others.
When it comes to domestic violence, this organization is not only a pioneer, but a game changer.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is inovative, and a leader in training providers about the issue of domestic violence. The staff focus on individual and community changes necessary to combat the issue on a broader scale. Poet'sCorner

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked in the field of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for over 25 years, in and out of many NYC hospitals, homeless shelters, and battered women's programs and CONNECT has been one of my most treasured training sources. They have always offered trainings I have seen before but that are extremely important to my work, like one addressing Vicarious Trauma and one on Adults Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse. Their trainers are the TOP of the line and loaded with a variety of cutting edge information and experienced trainers. The impact that CONNECT has made on my life can be measured by the amount of times I find myself referring consumer, professional, and community partners to them for training and services. I must say CONNECT is one program that I would and have come back to without reservation.

Louis2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a Pastor in the South Bronx , I was seeking help for those in the community effected by domestic
violence , and not knowing much about Domestic Violence , I was invited to Connect by a friend of mine
from the interfaith org. .. I was amazed to find many helpful tools to share with community and to help myself grow , I would recommend Connect to anyone who want to be effective towards helping others
in domestic Violence and other issues , Excellent program ,,, Excellent people ,,,

Rev. Riddle

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been blessed by Connect. By attending Connect curses I have been kowlegeable on how to assess domestic violence and how to help the families. Connect is a great place to grow up professionaly and personaly. Connect is the best place to learn strategies to help our families to succed in life. I appreciate all the services they provide to help us as professionals to provide successful services to our clients.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CONNECT cares about the community and wants to make positive change in the world. Amazing organization.

Victoria21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about CONNECT when I took a course last year as a divinity student at Union Theological Seminary called "Responding to Domestic Violence in Communities of Faith." By the end of the semester I was convinced I needed to work with CONNECT because I began to see that discussions around domestic violence were largely absent from the Christian faith community. Through this class I came to realize that the church is in a unique position to address intimate violence and that clergy and lay leaders need to learn how to respond to both survivors and abusers and recognize the ways in which certain theologies perpetuate intimate violence. I thank Sally and Q, CONNECT’S Co-Executive Directors, for teaching this course with insight, care, and understanding.
CONNECT provides an amazing source of support and strength to faith communities by working with them to develop their own response to intimate violence. They provide customized training for faith groups, advice on changing theologies (beliefs and practices) that lead to abuse, and assistance in developing religious programs and policies.
I began interning with CONNECT in September of this year and I have participated in CONNECT’S Child Abuse Training, Domestic Violence Essentials, Vicarious Trauma, and Women’s Empowerment. As a Baptist Minister these trainings have been invaluable and I feel well-prepared to work with local churches next semester and the years to come to help them address intimate violence in their communities. I am so grateful that CONNECT continues to bring awareness to the causes of intimate violence, provides support to individuals impacted by intimate violence, and advocates to change policies that affect both survivors and perpetrators of intimate violence. The work they are doing is critical.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project Connect has helped me both professionaly and personaly . I was working as a foster Care Worker , who through the seminars given by Project Connect learned the effect that Domestic Violence has on the family .The knowledge I obtained helped me in my work with my clients . But little did I realized at the time that I had also witness Domestic Violence as a child . Project Connect helped me help a ex co worker , who was involved in a relationship that as an elder was being held hostage . Therefore I consider their work as having ramifications in the relationship between adults , straight or gay . adults or adolescents , to stop the culture of violence ,expressed in families as in the community as a whole ..

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CONNECT INC. is a vital source of strength and support for the community. Through the years, CONNECT INC. has consistently provided training, support and aided in bringing awareness to the root causes of societal ills such as domestic violence, gender bias, why men batter, provided legal assistance and other important services including training service providers. I've had the honor of participating in CONNECT's Survivor of Domestic Violence Panel and have been inspired by the many connections made through networking. CONNECT "feeds" the community and helps create a new attitude towards the disenfranchised. As a survivor of domestic violence and an advocate and community organizer, I'm proud to be connected to CONNECT INC.!