Nicole Sharpe is a child survivor of Domestic Violence. She was orphaned when her father murdered her mother. Ms. Sharpe eventually became an advocate for Domestic Abuse Awareness. She partnered with the non-profit organization, The Purple Ribbon Council which evolved into a teen dating violence prevention educational initiative called, Bloom365. Ms. Sharpe founded the Heather Hurley Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, a non-profit organization named after her late mother. Its mission is to instill the Bloom365 program into NYC schools, provide support groups to teen and adult victims/survivors and to ultimately provide safe temporary housing to women with children who are escaping domestic abuse.
Ms. Sharpe has spoken at numerous conferences including the Intimate Partner Violence Colloquium at New York University and the Domestic Violence Awareness Month event at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Office.
She has organized several community awareness raising events including her annual Purple Power fundraiser, which is in its 8th year. Ms. Sharpe is the author of the memoir entitled, The End of November-Growing up with Domestic Violence. She currently serves on the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) Advisory Council, the Fatality Review Committee of NYS, the NYC Department of Health - Women’s Advisory Board and the Black and Latina Women’s Workgroup.