NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we discuss combating domestic violence in New York City.
Urban Resource Institute, an organization that helps transform the lives of domestic violence survivors and homeless families - with a focus on communities of color and other vulnerable populations - is the largest domestic violence shelter service in the country.
It focuses on gender-based violence and homelessness and is the city's only co-living program for survivors and pets.
Joining us is URI's Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr. Carla Smith along with Hope Dawson Sessoms, survivor of domestic violence.
Also on the show is best-selling author Denene Millner, who shares her latest novel "One Blood," a story inspired by an unexpected real-life experience.
We also take a tour of Spike Lee's career-expanding exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, the founder of "Poetry Me, Please" Rashan Brown discusses the largest-live poetry show coming to the Apollo, and Riverside Hawks board member Erika Irish Brown shares how it's been nothing but net for the girls' basketball program.
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