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Vicki Cooper Recognized for Leadership by Long Island Business News

Congratulations to Shelter Director Vicki Cooper on being honored as one of Long Island Business News Executive Circle Awards winners. The Executive Circle Awards celebrates c-suites, directors and other senior level executives who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, company performance, community service and diversity. Vicki...

Brands that Support Survivors

There are many national retail companies that help support survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault. They do this by employing survivors, making donations to supporting organizations, or both. When you choose to purchase through these businesses, you are supporting survivors. Thistle Farms This is an amazing...

Rent Law Changes During COVID-19

By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney In addition to extending the moratorium on evictions (and foreclosure actions) to August 19, the following modifications of state law may benefit our clients: The Real Property Law was modified to prohibit landlords, lessors, sublessors and grantors from imposing and collecting late fees and...

Facts@Five: LTV Interview

LTV’s Angela LaGreca interviews Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director, and Regina Mysliborski, Director of Counseling, both of The Retreat about how The Retreat is operating during COVID-19 and how they are giving assistance to those in domestic abuse situations as the stay-at-home order continues in New York. May 4,...

Legal Updates

By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney Unemployment & Undocumented Challenges As a result of the increasingly large number of New Yorkers facing termination of their employment, applications for NYS unemployment benefits are at record numbers.  Many applicants have never applied for unemployment benefits before and are experiencing difficulty with the...

Important Guidance on Eviction

Important Guidance on Eviction By Susan Bereche, Staff Attorney Although we’ve already posted information regarding the moratorium on evictions, several clients have had questions regarding their rights and obligations during the pandemic.  After some additional research re: housing issues, we may wish to inform our clients of the following:...

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