SUNY's Got Your Back – Tuesday, April 23: The College at Brockport

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SUNY's Got Your Back – Tuesday, April 23

April 23, 2019 10:00 am–2:00 pm

The Center for Select Respect and SUNY are partnering up to pack 1,000 comfort care bags for those impacted by relationship and sexual violence on Tuesday, April 23! Join us in the Campus Mall to help pack bags!

SUNY’s Got Your Back provides the opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members from across the state to create comfort kits for victims and survivors of violence and to learn methods of better preventing and responding to violence, as together we work to build a New York where these bags are no longer needed.

Every day in New York, adults and children seek assistance from hospitals, rape crisis, and domestic violence shelters. Often, they come in with little more than the clothes they are wearing. Money that shelters and other response organizations spend on personal care items is money that they are not spending on other crucial costs.

Many SUNY colleges in the past ran programs to collect comfort bags — bags filled with personal care items one would need when they arrive at a shelter or hospital. Starting on April 4, 2016, SUNY’s Got Your Back has taken that work to scale. Teaming with the Office of Victim Services, The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA), the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV), The New York City Alliance, State Police and others, the SUNY Title IX Coordinators Association (STIXCA) and many partners have assembled bags at every SUNY campus and at PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions events in New York State.

We are deeply grateful to the PGA TOUR for its partnership in providing comfort bags to victims of violence and helping us to educate thousands of PGA TOUR attendees on the need to prevent violence.

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Contact:

Colleen Holcomb, cholcomb@brockport.edu

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