Hostos Adjunct Professor Alida Camacho has dedicated decades of her life battling the issue of domestic violence. That hard work was recognized with a 2017 Advocates of NYC Award on October 17.

Because October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence featured heroes of the domestic violence advocacy community. Camacho certainly met that criteria, having provided services to victims for 34 years.

Camacho, an Adjunct Sociology Professor at Hostos working toward her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, was the Director of Hostos’ Domestic Violence Empowerment Program (DoVE) from 2006 to 2015. Hostos’ Health and Wellness Center continues to provide domestic violence services for students, faculty and staff and is committed to promoting and enhancing healthy life styles, healthy relationships, emotional, and spiritual wellness of students.

Above photo: New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, Hostos’ Alida Camacho, and Cecile Noel, Commissioner of Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

“Here at Hostos, we all work together to create a culture that is educated about domestic violence and one that provides support to our students,” Camacho said. “I would like to thank Hostos’ Director of Health and Wellness Services, Fabian Wander, the rest of my team, as well as the entire Hostos campus, for their dedication to helping students involved in domestic violence.”

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.