Take Back the Night

TBTN Logo PurpleAs part of Week Without Violence, we will be hosting two Take Back The Night events during the third week of October, 2018.

Take Back the Night is held every October to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. It also provides an opportunity to give survivors and the community a safe forum to share their experiences, and to take a stand against violence in all forms.


Utica Take Back The Night:

Tuesday, October 16 – 6 to 8 p.m. – rally to kick off the night at 7 Rutger Park and march to Utica City Hall (distance is one mile)

Rome Take Back The Night:

Thursday, October 18 – 6 to 8 p.m. – Rome City Hall and march around the block


For more information on how to be a part of our Take Back The Night events,
please call 315.797.7740.

2018 marks the 31st anniversary of the national recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1987, local agencies and domestic violence survivors throughout the nation have rallied together throughout this month to raise awareness and funds as they work to eliminate the threat of domestic violence.

During 2017 alone, YWCA Mohawk Valley reached out more than 20,000 times to people seeking our services. That number can only be reduced by raising awareness, and by offering services to the survivors dealing with abuse.

In Oneida County, programs provided by YWCA Mohawk Valley include a 24/7 confidential Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence hotline, advocacy and accompaniment in courts, law enforcement agencies, and hospitals, counseling and support groups, community education and outreach, and two emergency shelters – one in Utica and one in Rome. We also provide transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence who have decided to rebuild their lives.


Help us save lives with your support and contributions.

Join the movement to stop domestic violence in Oneida County.