Take Back the Night

Special thanks to the Utica and Rome communities for standing with our agency each year as we join survivors, family, and friends together to Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night is held every October to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. It also provide 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.

Photos from
Take Back the Night in Utica:
Tuesday, October 17
2017 TBTN U01 Zonta2 2017 TBTN U02 2017 TBTN U04 Clothesline 2017 TBTN U14 Sheriffs table 2017 TBTN U15 Dawn Mayor Dianne 2017 TBTN U25 Mayor Crowd 2017 TBTN U26 March 2017 TBTN U28 Support Ribbon 2017 TBTN U31 City Hall March 7518922528_IMG_2639

Photos from
Take Back the Night in Rome:
Thursday, October 19

2017 TBTN R02 Laura Crowd 2017 TBTN R03 Dianne 2017 TBTN R04 Crowd 2017 TBTN R05 Izzo 2017 TBTN R06 Dignitaries 2017 TBTN R07 March 2017 TBTN R08 March (2) 2017 TBTN R09 march 2017 TBTN R10 Night march

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

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the national recognition of 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.

YWCA Mohawk Valley reached out more than 26,000 times to people seeking our services in 2016. That number can only be reduced by raising awareness, and by offering services to the survivors dealing with this 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.