City to expand services for domestic violence victims

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City first lady Chirlane McCray visited Brooklyn Law School Monday to announce the expansion of a program aimed at combating domestic violence.

She said the city would invest almost $4 million to expand its healthy relationship programs at middle schools. 

The plan also includes developing an ambitious web portal for domestic violence services that McCray said would be the country's most comprehensive.

It also has provisions to increase efforts to support survivors and help them remain living in their homes.

Victims of domestic violence and people who know victims of domestic violence can call the city's hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE.

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