Graf Celebrates Coalition Against Domestic Violence Ribbon Cutting

April 24, 2012
Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director JoAnne Sanders, Assemblyman Al Graf, and Coalition President Eric S. Fishon gather at the headquarters’ ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C-Holbrook) recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new headquarters for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 230 Carleton Avenue in Central Islip. Joining Executive Director Joanne Sanders and President Eric S. Fishon, Graf spoke about the tremendous work done by the coalition to aid victims of domestic violence.

“Domestic violence destroys lives and families on Long Island and across the country,” said Graf. “Victims feel desperate, afraid and alone, which makes it nearly impossible to escape the cycle of abuse. That’s why the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is so vital to our community. For 36 years, they have provided physical and emotional support to the victims of domestic violence that need a helping hand. I am certain that this new facility will help them continue their sterling track record of service for years to come.”

The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s mission is “to assist and help empower victims of domestic violence through provision of a wide range of services and to work toward the prevention of domestic violence.” They offer shelter for victims, information on legal rights and prevention tips, counseling, a 24-hour hotline, and a myriad of other services. For more information, please visit the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Web site.