Stand with us to fight domestic violence on Long Island
Domestic violence is, in many ways, a silent epidemic.
It occurs often: 1 in 4 U.S. women will experience it in her lifetime; 1 in 3 adolescent girls is a victim of physical, emotional and verbal abuse from a dating partner.
It affects both genders: men are victims of nearly 3 million domestic physical assaults in the U.S. And it strikes everywhere, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income.
Yet, domestic violence remains one of the most chronically under-reported crimes. And, because most people are not trained to recognize the signs, domestic violence is very often under-identified.
The crisis we all pay for
Beyond the terrible suffering of victims and their children, the cost to our community of domestic violence is high. It leads to absenteeism and reduces economic productivity, drives up health care costs, and increases society's bill for law enforcement and legal services.
Help us help your neighbors in need
LIADV is among the largest, longest-established and most successful organizations in the region that is turning victims' lives around and raising community awareness about domestic violence. Our programs help over 14,000 of your neighbors each year stay safe and productive, and make tangible strides in educating young people to break the cycle of violence.
Your donation of any size helps us to maintain our vital programs and reach more of your neighbors in need. All donations are tax-deductible.
How you can help
- Click here to donate; you may also send a check payable to LIADV to 320 Carleton Avenue, Suite 8000, Central Islip, NY 11722.
- Credit card donations are accepted by phone at 631-666-7181.
- Planned giving or bequests are welcome.
- You can also make a donation to honor someone on their birthday, for a holiday, as a wedding gift, or in memory.
- In-kind donations of goods are accepted on an as-needed basis.
- LIADV conducts an adopt-a-family program during the holiday season.
- You can run a Give So They Can Get Out Campaign at your workplace
Special giving programs:
Did you know that you can support LIADV just by doing some of the things you already do – like shopping or banking? Our special giving programs include:
Safe Harbor Monthly Donor – Your monthly donation to our Safe Harbor Shelter will be put to work to provide immediate, practical and stable support for women and children fleeing abuse.
Matching Gifts – Many companies match the contributions of their employees. This is an excellent way to leverage the value of your donation. Check with your company's giving programs to see if you qualify.
Workplace Giving via United Way – LIADV participates in the local, state and federal campaigns of United Way. To direct your contribution to the local campaign to us, simply write L.I. Against Domestic Violence on your pledge form or enter it at the online e-pledge site. State and federal campaign contributors, please look for our name in the agency listing book.
In honor of a special person or event. Share your values or honor another by donating to LIADV instead of buying a wedding favor or traditional gift. It is unique, eco-friendly and so meaningful!
In memorial of a family member, loved one or friend.
TD Bank Affinity Program – If you are a TD Bank customer, the bank will make an annual contribution to LIADV based on the activity of all participating members' accounts. Visit any TD Bank location to ask to have your balances included as part of the Affinity Program.
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