Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that the Seven Dancers Women’s Coalition (SDWC), in Akwesasne, has been awarded a Department of Justice (DOJ) Support Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program grant totaling $353,615. The Tribal Coalitions Program supports the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions. This specific grant will provide education awareness and native specific outreach training on domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking throughout New York State.

“Groups like the Seven Dancers Women’s Coalition conduct such important work in combatting domestic violence and sexual assault in the North Country, and I am proud to announce this critical funding to support them,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This will be well received within the community and allow them to collaborate with stakeholders and further their outreach efforts. I will continue to advocate for programs like these at the federal level, and I look forward to the positive impact that this funding will have on individuals and communities in the North Country.”