The North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence (the Coalition) is a grassroots, domestic violence organization serving the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint. The Coalition was created in 1998 by six community –based organizations: Los Sures, St. Nicholas, El Regreso, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, Nuestros Ninos and Ridgewood Bushwick. Its creation was sparked by the experience and the needs of low-income women who had participated in a series of domestic violence support groups. The founding community-based organizations serve as the liaisons for referrals of participants in the various housing, social services, legal services, and employment programs. Each operates in different parts of the community.