Our clients benefit greatly from the trusting, collaborative relationships that FWP has built with community-based organizations, social service agencies, law enforcement and government entities, and we are committed to maintaining strong cross-referrals relationships with these community partners. Such collaborations are critical to our ability to provide a comprehensive response to Domestic Violence and Homelessness with their Pets and to ensure that our clients have access to specialized supportive services beyond those provided by FWP.
FWP is a collaborating partner of the New York City Family Justice Center, which provides broad access to co-located supportive services and increased access to community-based legal services from its location in the Downtown Manhattan Court House. The FJC serves the entire county, increasing the availability of specialized counseling and advocacy services for victims of Domestic Violence, but also to significantly strengthen the availability of comprehensive legal services through a community-based legal response to the needs of victims.
FWP is also a member of the New York City Suicide Prevention Task Force, a group comprised of representatives of government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, community members and volunteers, to increase awareness, decrease stigma, and implement and support programs throughout New York City aimed at suicide prevention.
FWP maintains cross-referral partnerships with a board array of community partners including:
- New York Medical College
- Bellevue Hospital
- NYU Langone medical center
- New York Presbyterian Hospital
- New York School for the Deaf
- Neighbors Link
- The Community Resource Center
- Empire Justice Center
- Make the Road NY
- The LOFT
- Hope’s Door
- The Coalition for the Homeless
- Department of Social Services
- Department of Community Mental Health and Youth Bureau
- FWP staff also serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.