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The Battered Women’s Safe Territory - an Opportunity to Progress (BWSTOP) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization committed to providing temporary residential housing in a safe and clean environment for victims of domestic violence and their families. At BWSTOP, we can assist persons of domestic violence and their families get their lives back on track through a continuum of care and resources that fosters self-reliance, personal and professional growth, and economic and social independence.
The Battered Women’s Safe Territory was established in the state of New York and primarily services the (1) New York City Metropolitan area and (2) the Greater Waterbury area in the state of Connecticut. BW STOP has been serving the communitites of The Bronx, NY and Waterbury, CT since its inception in 2004.
BW STOP has made great strides in accomplishing its mission. BWSTOP has successfully brought domestic violence awareness to both communities of Greater Waterbury, CT and The Bronx, NY with various programs and services.
Domestic violence directly or indirectly impacts other areas of the community ranging from increased law enforcement costs, high truancy rates in the educational systems, unnecessary homelessness, and increased tax dollars. All of these and other contributing factors underscore the need for creative ways to address this challenge of domestic violence and is of paramount importance.
BWSTOP is in the final stages of preparing to open and operate its own temporary residential housing program, which will greatly benefit the client base it serves. This move will greatly benefit the clients by reducing paperwork and increasing lead-times for temporary residences.
We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence”