Brooklyn – Again this year Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes are teaming up to collect food and toiletries donations for domestic violence victims and their families served by the Brooklyn Family Justice Center. Assemblywoman Millman’s Brooklyn office, located at 341 Smith Street, will be accepting donations through December 1, 2009. Suggested items for donation include canned fruits and vegetables, powdered drinks and milk, juice boxes, peanut butter and jelly, packaged crackers, cookies, pretzels and other snacks, baby food and formula, diapers and baby wipes, shampoo and soap.
The Family Justice Center offers a wide variety of services to victims of domestic violence in the areas of housing, public assistance, criminal justice and counseling. Providing these services all under one roof ensures that domestic violence victims only have to visit one office. The center employs 151 individuals from city and state agencies, universities and community and religious organizations.
“I am again calling on the residents of my Assembly district to make a difference for victims of domestic violence,” said Millman. “Donations of all sizes are appreciated and will help the Family Justice Center better serve victims of domestic violence and their families. I applaud District Attorney Hynes and the staff at the Family Justice Center for coordinating this program and I am proud to be a co-sponsor.”