Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Serving the five boroughs of New York City, Day One operates all of its programs on an empowerment model that invests young people in maintaining safe relationships for themselves and their peers. Working alongside youth, Day One educates, organizes and advocates on behalf of young people at risk of or experiencing intimate partner violence.
Founded in September 2003, Day One focuses on local teens and young adults in order to provide them with the specialized services that will help ensure their safe futures. In each of our programs, Day One looks forward to new beginnings for youth. We engage young people in identifying methods of keeping themselves and their peers safe, and together envision a future without abuse.