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Opening Ceremony Held for Rise's Shelter Reading Room - (3/30/2018)

Rise is very fortunate to have a valuable resource that few other domestic violence shelters have- a reading room.  This beautiful space, covered in murals of sea and savannah animals, is a relaxing place for children, especially those who may be anxious and fearful as a result of trauma.  This space is meant to promote bonding through parents and children reading together and encourage literacy. 

Along with childhood classics, the room is stocked with books featuring diverse characters and strong female role models.  We want every child to be able to easily find a character who looks like them on the book covers


This project was made possible through a grant from the Roger Kresge Foundation, which impacts the quality of life and future success of children and young adults in Broome County.  The gift was made in honor of Robert Carey, a local lawyer and long time board member of both the Roger Kresge Foundation and Rise.  Carol Kresge, Executive Director of the Roger Kresge Foundation, Mr. Carey, and several members of Mr. Carey's family were able to attend an opening ceremony for the room on March 21.  Mr. Carey said that his mother promoted literacy in her children beginning at an early age and he wanted children at the shelter to have the same access to books as he did as a child.  

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What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv