New York – Sanctuary for Families has been recognized by the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Inc. (IASWG) for exemplary leadership in providing counseling and related services, and in particular, creative and innovative group therapy services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Each year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a range of comprehensive services and advocacy. The honor was bestowed at the annual IASWG symposium, held this year on June 15-18 in New York City.
“Clinical services help survivors of domestic violence thrive. Our social workers and counselors play an integral role in guiding our clients as they rebuild their lives, free from violence. We are delighted that the International Association for Social Work with Groups has recognized their extraordinary efforts,” said Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families.
“Sanctuary for Families provides an impressive range of group work services and programs dedicated to restoring the well-being of survivors of domestic violence. In their group work practice, they effectively serve a diverse range of vulnerable clients with cultural sensitivity and inclusivity,” said Greg Tully, IASWG President.
IASWG is an international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work, promoting excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication. The annual symposium provides opportunities: to meet others interested in and committed to the use of groups in social work; to hear and consider new approaches to social work with groups; to socialize; to help shape the present and the future of social group work in social work and in social work education; and to participate in decision making that directs the business of the Association.
Sanctuary for Families is the leading nonprofit agency in New York State dedicated exclusively to the safety, healing and self‐determination of victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence. Through comprehensive services for adult victims and their children, outreach, education and advocacy, Sanctuary strives to create a world in which freedom from gender violence is a basic human right.