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Kelly Coyne: Helping Victims Become Survivors


As Vice President of Domestic Violence Shelters, Kelly Coyne manages Safe Horizon's eight domestic violence shelters located throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Kelly discovered her passion for helping victims of domestic violence while pursuing an undergraduate degree in public health. While student teaching, one of her 9th grade students was absent for several days. Kelly was shocked to learn that the student had been admitted to the hospital after being physically abused by her boyfriend. This incident inspired Kelly to pursue a career in which she could help victims of violence. 

Kelly joined Safe Horizon in 2013 as the director of Prelude House, one of six emergency shelters operated by Safe Horizon. In this role, Kelly became a steadfast advocate for survivors and a recognized leader within the organization.

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Safe Horizon is the largest victim services agency in the United States. We touch the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse in New York City each year.

We provide compassionate and expert support for people who have experienced domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking, stalking, rape or sexual assault, and youth homelessness, as well as victims of violent crimes and their families.

Our programs work with clients to meet their needs, and our staff guide survivors of violence and help them make informed decisions to move from crisis to confidence.

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