The Safe Center of LI
The Safe Center LI, Inc. is a creation of two former non-profit agencies that separately served the victims of domestic abuse and child abuse.
April McCarthy, MSEd is the Campus Education & Outreach Coordinator for the only comprehensive family violence agency in Long Island, The Safe Center LI.
For over 13 years, April has been committed to The Safe Center’s mission “To protect, assist, and empower victims of family violence and sexual assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse.”
She has provided direct trauma support services as a Crisis Counselor, Crisis Advocate, Shelter Support Advocate, Educator, and Group Facilitator for survivors of abuse and their children.
Currently, as the Campus Education & Outreach Coordinator, April oversees a Title IX & New York State Enough is Enough joint task force and provides awareness education and prevention training on a variety of topics. Topics include, but are not limited to sexual abuse, dating violence, trauma, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, healthy nightlife, hazing, role modeling, federal and state student rights and protections, and other relevant topics.
Remaining true to The Safe Center LI’s motto, “Restoring hope for victims of abuse,” April utilizes her prolific speaking, educational skills, and commitment to inclusivity to establish connections and to foster personal understanding with all training participants. April often reminds community partners that “We are all stakeholders in challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse. It starts with us, personally, then graduates to a collaborative effort to help restore hope for survivors of abuse. We all have our parts to play within our spheres of influence to hold offenders and systems legally, ethically, and socially accountable. It really does takes all of us to do that.”