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UPDATED October 28, 2015

Legal Assistance

New York

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.  Note: For the boroughs of New York City, we list Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island by those names; Manhattan is listed as New York.

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Albany

Albany Law School Family Violence Litigation Clinic
Albany Law School of Union University
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: (518) 445-2328
The Albany Law School Family Violence Litigation Clinic provides legal assistance to victims of family or intimate partner violence. Cases range from family law to immigration. Intake must be done over the phone. Serving Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Albany County office
Tri-County Services Administrative Office
P.O. Box 28
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 512-3577
Fax: (518) 621-7845
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Albany_county_new_york_services_1_county.htm
Offers immigration legal services.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. - Albany office
55 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (800) 462-2922
Phone: 518-462-6765
Fax: 518-427-8352
Web: http://www.lasnny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. provides free legal assistance and representation in civil cases for residents of a 16-county area. The Albany office serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. They have a special domestic violence program to assistant victims with family law and other legal assistance. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

The Legal Project
24 Aviation Road
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 435-1770
Phone: (518) 435-1773
Web: http://www.legalproject.org/
Email: info@legalproject.org
The Legal Project provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in family and matrimonial matters, victims of sexual assault, individuals in need of bankruptcy, affordable home purchases, wills and end of life planning, homeowners in danger of foreclosure, and individuals with immigration matters in the Greater Capital Region (Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Columbia, Green, Warren, Washington, and Schoharie counties). We also offer free legal consultations on a wide variety of non-criminal issues including specialized appointments for veterans and small business owners and free community legal workshops.

Bronx

Bronx Legal Services
349 East 149th St., 10th floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 928-3700
Web: http://www.bronx.legalservicesnyc.org/index.jsp
Offers free civil legal advice and representation in the areas of Public Benefits, Family Law, Immigration, and Education Law. They serve the Bronx only.

BronxWorks - Burnside Avenue Office
2070 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: 718-731-3114
Fax: 718-901-1586
Web: http://www.bronxworks.org/immigration-services
They provide help with filing and processing Immigrant Visa Applications, assistance with renewing employment authorization cards, green cards, and temporary protected status, assistance with filing naturalization and citizenship applications, assistance with processing deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications, legal representation before U.S. citizenship and immigration Services and the immigration court, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes, civics classes, counseling on resources for housing, financial, and health needs. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese dialects, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Garifuna, and Ibo. There are many other office locations in the Bronx, which you can find here: http://www.bronxworks.org/office-listings

Her Justice - Bronx office
Bronx Family Justice Center
198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Legal Aid Society - Bronx Neighborhood Office
260 E. 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 991-4600
Phone: (718) 842-2867
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/thebronx/bronxneighborhoodoffice.aspx
The Legal Aid Society's Bronx Neighborhood Office provides assistance with civil cases including: divorce and related issues, custody, child and spousal support, domestic violence related immigration relief, guardianships and adoptions; Prevention of eviction, denial of access to public or government-subsidized housing or shelter, representation of tenant groups, illegal foreclosure and housing code violations; Public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security disability and non-disability issues, foster care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits. Intake is done over the phone. They serve the Bronx.

Legal Services NYC - Bronx
349 East 149th St., 10th floor
(Courthouse Office: 1118 Grand Concourse, Suite 370)
Bronx, NY 10451
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (718) 928-3700
Phone: Courthouse Office: (718) 928-3700
Fax: (718) 402-7566
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87&Itemid=128
Legal Services NYC - Bronx's areas of priority and special projects include: Housing; Government Benefits; Family Law (including domestic violence); Education Law; Consumer Law; Employment Law; Low Income Taxpayers Clinic; Immigration; Foreclosure Prevention (Bronx Foreclosure Center is located at 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451)

New York City Family Justice Center - Bronx
198 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 508-1222
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

Brooklyn

Catholic Migration Services - Brooklyn office
191 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 236-3000
Web: http://catholicmigration.org/
They provide legal assistance and representation in a wide range of affirmative applications for immigration relief: Naturalization/citizenship, Family reunification, Employment authorization, Political asylum, T (trafficking victim) visas, U (crime witness/victim) visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protection, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). There is a non-refundable $50 consultation fee related to affirmative filings. Fee waivers may be obtained upon providing proof of financial hardship. Immigration legal services are only available for clients residing in Brooklyn or Queens.Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Italian, Polish, Chinese Dialects

Her Justice - Brooklyn office
Brooklyn Family Justice Center
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Kayama
1404 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 800-932-8589
Phone: (718) 692-1876
Fax: (718) 692-2774
Web: http://www.kayama.org
Email: info@kayama.org
Kayama is a not-for-profit organization for Jewish people that helps them obtain a "get," which is a Jewish religious divorce. (They do not help with civil, non-religious divorces.) There is no charge for their services. They help people in all states, all countries.

Legal Aid Society - Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
111 Livingston Street, 7th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 722-3100
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/brooklyn.aspx.aspx
The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Neighborhood Office provides legal assistance and representation for residents of Brooklyn. They assist with a variety of cases including: Divorce and related issues, custody, child and spousal support, domestic violence related immigration relief, guardianships and adoptions; Prevention of eviction, denial of access to public or government-subsidized housing or shelter, representation of tenant groups, illegal foreclosure and housing code violations; Public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security disability and non-disability issues, foster care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits. Additional office for people over age 60:(718) 645-3111, http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/brooklyn/brooklynofficefortheaging.aspx

Legal Services NYC - Brooklyn offices
South Brooklyn: 105 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Central Brooklyn: 1360 Fulton Street, Suite 301
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (South Bklyn office); 11216 (Central Bklyn office)
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: South Brooklyn: (718) 237-5500
Phone: Central Brooklyn: (718) 636-1155
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=132
Legal Services NYC - Brooklyn's areas of priority and special projects include: Areas of Priority and Special Projects Include: Housing law; Family law (including domestic violence); Government Benefits; HIV/AIDS; Consumer law; Employment law; Health law; Education law; Rights of People with Disabilities; Community Education & Empowerment; Taxpayer Assistance; Immigration law; Foreclosure Prevention; Child Care.

New York City Family Justice Center - Brooklyn
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 250-5111 - press 6
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project
210 Joralemon, Suite 608
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.834.7430 x10
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/legal-services-21.html
Safe Horizon's Domestic Violence Law Project (DVLP) provides free representation to thousands of low-income and indigent victims of violence throughout NYC in orders of protection, custody, support, and divorce proceedings. DVLP attorneys also advocate for clients within the criminal justice system.

Safe Horizon Immigration Law Project
50 Court St., 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.943.8632
Phone: (For trafficking victims, call 718.943.8652 for the Anti-Trafficking Program)
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/legal-services-21.html
Safe Horizon's Immigration Law Project (ILP) provides free and low-cost services throughout NYC to victims of crime, torture, and abuse in immigration proceedings. ILP has represented hundreds of victims of violence in Violence Against Women Act self-petitions and adjustment proceedings as well as gender-based asylum claims. Se habla español.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Brooklyn Family Justice Center
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-250-5111 (Family Justice Center)
Phone: 212-349-6000 (main office for Sanctuary for Families)
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services (including family law, matrimonial law, and immigration law and more), shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Corporation B
105 Court Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 237-5500
Phone: (718) 237-5563
Web: http://www.sbls.org/
South Brooklyn Legal Services provides legal assistance to domestic violence victims and low-income residents of Brooklyn. They provide assistance with cases such as orders of protection, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, divorce, immigration issues related to domestic violence, economic and housing issues related to domestic violence, ACS, Foster Care and termination of parental rights.

Broome

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Binghamton office
168 Water Street
Second Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 231-5900
Phone: (607) 724-7211
Web: http://www.lasmny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Binghamton office serves Broome County.

Cattaraugus

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. - Olean office
103 South Barry Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: (888) 767-1950
Phone: (716) 373-4701
Fax: (716) 373-7771
Web: http://www.lawny.org/
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of 14 counties in New York. This office serves Cattaraugus county. Intake is handled over the phone.

Chautauqua

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. - Jamestown office
115 East Third Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716.664.4535
Fax: 716.664.7179
Web: http://www.lawny.org/
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of 14 counties in New York. This office serves Chautauqua county. Intake is handled over the phone.

Chemung

Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services (part of Legal Assistance of Western NY, Inc.)
215 East Church Steet, Suite 301
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: (607) 734-1647
Fax: (607)734-1018
Web: http://www.lawny.org/
They provide free legal services to low-income residents of Chemung and Schuyler Counties.

Clinton

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. - Plattsburgh office
100 Court Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 1-800-722-7380
Phone: 518-563-4022
Fax: 518-563-4058
Web: http://www.lasnny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. provides free legal assistance and representation in civil cases for residents of a 16-county area. The Albany office serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. They have a special domestic violence program to assistant victims with family law and other legal assistance. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

Columbia

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Columbia County office
431 East Allen St.
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-8660
Fax: (518) 828-4016
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Columbia_county_new_york_services_2_county.htmew_york_services_9_county.htm
Offers immigration legal services.

Cortland

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Cortland office
111 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 428-8400
Fax: (607) 753-7257
Web: http://www.lasmny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Cortland office serves Cortland County.

Delaware

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Delaware County office
7 Main St.
Delhi, NY 13753
Phone: (607) 287-4228
Fax: (607) 431-9303
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Delaware_county_new_york_services_3_county.htm
Offers immigration legal services.

Dutchess

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Poughkeepsie office
331 Main St., 2nd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (845) 471-0058
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Dutchess County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Erie

Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
237 Main Street
Suite 1000
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-0662
Web: http://wnylc.com/ecbavlp/
Provides pro bono services for low income individuals including divorce, child support, non-parent child custody, guardianship, bankruptcy, unemployment insurance benefits, federal tax law, representation for HIV positive individuals and their families, and immigration (with an emphasis on immigration for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking).

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. - Buffalo office
237 Main Street, Suite 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-0650
Fax: 716-847-0227
Web: http://www.nls.org
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. provides legal services for domestic violence victims. They provide legal assistance with cases including orders of protection, custody, divorce and child support. They serve Erie County.

Genesee

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. - Batavia office
5073 Clinton Street Road
Batavia, NY 14302
Phone: (585) 343-5450
Fax: (585) 343-5503
Web: http://www.nls.org
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. provides legal services for domestic violence victims. They take cases including child support, child custody and matrimonial cases. They serve Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

Jefferson

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Watertown office
44 Public Square
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 955-6700
Fax: (315) 785-9118
Web: http://www.lasmny.org
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Watertown office serves Jefferson and Lewis counties.

Monroe

Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation (part of Legal Assistance of Western NY, Inc.)
One West Main Street
4th Floor
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-325-2520
Phone: TDD-585-325-2547
Fax: 585-325-2559
Web: http://www.lawny.org/index.php/monroe-county-legal-assistance-center
They provide free legal services to low-income residents of Monroe County. Their services apply to certain civil cases, listed on their website.

Montgomery

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. - Amsterdam office
1 Kimball Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 1-800-821-8347
Phone: 518-842-9466
Fax: 518-843-1792
Web: http://www.lasnny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. provides free legal assistance and representation in civil cases for residents of a 16-county area. The Albany office serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. They have a special domestic violence program to assistant victims with family law and other legal assistance. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

Nassau

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. - Hempstead office
One Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 292-8100
Phone: (516) 292-6529
Web: http://www.nslawservices.org/
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. provides legal assistance and representation for domestic violence victims in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Assistance and representation is provided in family law matters, including orders of protection, child support, custody and visitation. This office serves Nassau county.

The Safe Center LI (formerly the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
15 Grumman Road West, Suite 1000
Bethpage, NY 11714
Hotline: (516) 542-0404 (24-Hour Hotline)
Phone: (516) 465-4700
Fax: (516) 465-4740
Web: http://thesafecenterli.org/
The Safe Center LI offers confidential, specialized services for victims of domestic violence/dating violence, elder abuse, children who witness domestic violence, and sexual assault survivors through a 24-Hour Hotline, Crisis Intervention, Group and Individual Counseling. It also provides legal representation in the areas of immigration, custody/visitation, family offenses, separation or divorce, and child support. They serve Nassau County. Services available in English and Spanish.

New York

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 459-4873 (Legal Helpline)
Web: http://le-gal.org/helpline
Email: referral@le-gal.org
LeGaL sponsors a lawyer referral service directing clients to private attorneys in NYC who are sensitive to LGBT issues. They also offer several pro bono legal clinics devoted to serving the LGBTQ community.

Catholic Charities Community Services (Manhattan offices)
1011 First Ave, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Hotline: Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900; with brief immigration questions, call the NY State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 1-800-566-7636
Phone: (646) 794-2035
Fax: 212-826-8795
Web: http://catholiccharitiesny.org/what-we-do/welcoming-integrating-immigrants-refugees?servicegroup=674
Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding most immigration matters, including citizenship applications, family petitions, cases involving domestic violence, and cases that are in immigration court. Services are provided in English, Spanish, French, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, and Arabic. Clients are charged nominal fees. Generally, our consultation fee is $50 ($85.00 for consultations with an attorney.) Fees for other services vary. Fees may be reduced or waived according to need. Note: There are additional office locations in Manhattan at Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Community Center, 34 W 134th St. New York, NY 10037 and Cardinal Spellman, 137 E 2nd St. New York, NY 10009

City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline
City Bar Justice Center
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hotline: (212) 626-7383
Phone: 212.382.6600
Fax: 212.221.5318
Web: http://www2.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/legal-hotline
The City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline offers legal information, advice and referrals to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. The Hotline assists on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits. The service is bilingual, in English and Spanish, and can handle calls in any language through interpreting services. To apply for help online, go to https://cbjcoi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=125&h=84ee0d

CONNECT NYC Legal Advocacy Helpline
P.O. Box 20217
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0006
Hotline: 212.683.0605
Phone: 212.683.0015 (main office number)
Web: http://www.connectnyc.org/program/legal-advocacy-helpline
The Legal Advocacy Helpline provides domestic violence survivors with immediate access to legal information and advocacy. Advocates provide callers with basic and in-depth information and advocacy concerning the police, district attorney, criminal and family court, probation and parole, and social services such as shelter, housing, public assistance, and immigration. The office is open Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 5pm. They serve New York City.

Day One
P.O. Box 1507
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013
Hotline: 800-214-4150
Phone: 212-566-8120
Phone: text line: 646.535.DAY1 (3291)
Fax: 212-566-8121
Web: http://www.dayoneny.org
Email: info@dayoneny.org or attorney@dayoneny.org
Day One provides provides free and confidential counseling, case management as well as legal advice, information and direct representation to young people aged 24 and under related to dating abuse. They provide additional services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender non-conforming, queer and questioning youth who are struggling with intimate partner abuse. Their legal programs include assistance obtaining orders of protection, full representation at Family Court hearings for orders of protection, paternity, custody, visitation and child support, filing for domestic violence-based immigration relief such as VAWA petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers and U Visas, advocacy and support navigating the criminal justice system with the goal of obtaining a order of protection, assistance in obtaining a school safety transfer, advocacy and representation in administrative proceedings for public assistance, housing and other benefits and assistance with emancipation for young adults in need of public benefits and/or shelter due to intimate partner abuse. They also offer non-legal programs such as group counseling. They serve New York City. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
333 7th Ave
16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Hotline: Immigration Helpline: 1-800-HIAS-714
Phone: 212-967-4100
Fax: 212-967-4442
Web: http://www.hias.org/
HIAS is dedicated to ensuring that refugees know their rights, have access to legal aid, and that their host countries recognize their right to security. This includes preserving family unity in refuge, as well as the right to work, to medical attention, and for children to attend school – all the things that help them maintain their human dignity. They help refugees apply to countries around the world for resettlement. However, due to the small number of available slots, resettlement is typically approved only for the most vulnerable: women who are heads of households from cultures where men traditionally serve as protectors, orphaned or separated children, persecuted LGBT people, or survivors of torture. Additionally, we provide free legal representation for artists, scientists, scholars, and other professionals and their families who have been persecuted in their native country and who seek asylum in the United States through our Prins Program. Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish.

Her Justice (Manhattan locations)
Headquarters: 100 Broadway, 10th Floor
(Also located at Manhattan Family Justice Center, 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor)
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Immigration Defense Project
28 W. 39th St.
Suite 501
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-725-6422
Web: http://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/
Email: info@immigrantdefenseproject.org
The Immigrant Defense Project promotes fundamental fairness for immigrants accused or convicted of crimes by working to transform unjust deportation laws and policies and educating and advising immigrants, their criminal defenders, and other advocates. IDP provides the only free criminal immigration hotline in the country. They offer criminal immigration analyses to criminal defenders, immigration advocates, and immigrants and their loved ones. They also provide information for immigrants related to criminal convictions on their website here: http://immigrantdefenseproject.org/resources/legal-resources They serve all boroughs.

Legal Aid Society (Manhattan offices)
Harlem Community Office: 230 East 106th Street, NY, NY 10029
Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office: 199 Water Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10038
New York, NY
Phone: Harlem Community Office: (212) 426-3000
Phone: Lower Manhattan Community Office: (212) 577-3300
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/manhattan.aspx
Legal Aid Society provides assistance with civil cases including: Divorce and related issues, custody, child and spousal support, domestic violence related immigration relief, guardianships and adoptions; Prevention of eviction, denial of access to public or government-subsidized housing or shelter, representation of tenant groups, illegal foreclosure and housing code violations; Public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security disability and non-disability issues, foster care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits. Intake is done over the phone. They serve Manhattan. For more information about the Harlem Community Office services, go to http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/manhattan/harlemcommunitylawoffices.aspx For more information about the Lower Manhattan Office services, go to: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/manhattan/lowermanhattanneighborhoodoffice.aspx

Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit
40 Worth Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10013
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (646) 442-3600
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/
Legal Services NYC has various offices. This office, the Legal Support Unit, has the following Practice Areas and Projects for low-income NYC residents: the New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project (NYC BAP) provides free bankruptcy assistance; the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) helps disabled children and adults get Social Security disability benefits and move off welfare; the education unit advocates for/represents special education students; Family law: representation to victims of domestic violence in obtaining divorces, orders of protection, custody, child support, and child neglect and abuse; the Foreclosure Prevention Project provides legal advice and representation to homeowners; Government benefits: provides legal advice, representation and training in matters relating to Public Assistance, Food Stamp and Medicaid benefits; help for HIV-positive individuals with issues related to housing, public benefits and more; Housing: representing tenants faced with eviction; Immigration issues such as Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U visas (for crime victims) and more. See http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=418&Itemid=158 for more information.

Manhattan Legal Services
(Upper Manhattan) 1 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor
(Lower Manhattan) 40 Worth Street, Suite 606
New York, NY (Upper Manhattan office) 10027; (Lower Manhattan office) 10013
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (646) 442-3100 (for both offices)
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=93&Itemid=134
Manhattan Legal Services represents and advises low-income residents of Manhattan who need help with civil legal problems in the areas of housing law, government benefits, Supplemental Security Income/Social Security, unemployment, family law (including domestic violence), employment law, immigration law, consumer and education law. In addition to these core civil legal services, Manhattan Legal Services’ special projects include the East Side SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Law Project, the Disability Advocacy Project, a general litigation HIV Unit, and a nationally recognized Domestic Violence Unit.

New York City Family Justice Center - Manhattan
80 Centre St.
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 602-2800
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 613-5000 (go to http://nylag.org/get-help to see the phone intake schedule)
Web: http://www.nylag.org
NYLAG helps victims of domestic violence in NYC with holistic representation in cases of divorce, custody, adoption, visitation, and spousal and child support. NYLAG also provides help on general civil legal issues including consumer credit, elder law, employment law, foreclosure prevention, housing, and public benefits cases, including disability, food stamps, home care, Medicaid/Medicare. NYLAG helps immigrants with citizenship, legal residency, work authorizations, visas, removal defense, public benefits and community outreach. There are additional legal services provided in additional areas of law. To see all of the services provided, go to http://nylag.org/units

New York Legal Assistance Group – Project Eden
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York , NY 10004
Phone: 212-613-5000
Web: http://nylag.org/units/matrimonial-and-family-law/projects/project-eden
Email: info@nylag.org
NYLAG’s Project Eden works with the Orthodox Jewish community to raise awareness of domestic violence and make resources available to victims. Project Eden helps Orthodox Jewish women who are victims of domestic violence. Services include legal representation on divorces, child/spousal support, and orders of protection etc. They also provide information on safety planning.

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
5030 Broadway, Suite 650
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-781-0355
Fax: 212-781-0943
Web: http://www.nmcir.org
They provide family-based immigration services including one-on-one legal consultations and application assistance on issues such as: adjustment of legal status, filing for citizenship and naturalization and family-based petitions. Provides services in English and Spanish.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Manhattan Family Justice Center office
80 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 349-6009 (main office number)
Phone: (212) 602-2800 (Family Justice Center)
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services (including family law, matrimonial law, and immigration law and more), shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Manhattan office
PO Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
Phone: (212) 349-6009
Fax: (212) 349-6810
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services (including family law, matrimonial law, and immigration law and more), shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish. This office is in a confidential location.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W. 24th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.337.8550
Fax: 212.337.1972
Web: http://srlp.org/
Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides direct representation for low-income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas. Survival & Self Determination Project: Name Changes, Assistance Obtaining and Updating ID Documents, Health Care Advocacy, Criminal History/Fingerprinting; Immigrant Rights Project: Name Changes, Assistance Updating Immigration Documents, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, Removal Defense, Asylum; and a Prisoner Rights Project. They serve the five boroughs of New York City. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

The Door
555 Broome Street (between Varick and Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue))
(Mailing Address: 121 Avenue of the Americas)
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-941-9090
Web: http://www.door.org/
Email: info@door.org
Provides services to NYC youth, aged 12 to 21. They help to provide legal services to the following people: recent immigrants, undocumented immigrants (living in the United States without the proper paperwork), those currently in deportation proceedings; people in foster care; pregnant or caring for a child; homeless and/or living without your parents, or people having issues with their landlord; in need of public benefits, such as Section 8 housing, food stamps, Medicaid or welfare, Social Security, etc. They also help people in need of help with family law issues such as paternity, child support, domestic violence, child custody and visitation rights; people being victimized or stalked; those in need of proper forms of personal identification, such as a birth certificate, passport, non-driver’s license, etc. To see a list of other (non-legal) services provided, see here: http://www.door.org/programs-services

The New Start Project, Inc.
33 West 19th Street, #324
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (646) 619-1272
Fax: (646) 619-1273
Web: http://www.newstartproject.com/index.html
The New Start Project prepares paperwork for Uncontested Divorces as well as Separation Agreements for residents of the 5 boroughs of NYC and parts of Long Island and Westchester as well. They also assist with the preparation of limited Contested Divorce Paperwork such as Notice of Appearances and Answers. They do not provide representation. Their fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from $100 to $500 for the entire service from start to finish. No client will be turned away for inability to pay.

Urban Justice Center - Domestic Violence Project
40 Rector Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Hotline: 718-875-5062
Phone: 646-602-5600
Web: http://www.urbanjustice.org/
Provides legal and social services for victims of domestic violence. Services include representation and legal advocacy, crisis counseling and empowerment groups. The Urban Justice Center also has 9 other projects, which you can read about here: http://www.urbanjustice.org/node/497

Niagara

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. - Niagara Falls office
225 Old Falls Street, 3rd Floor
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Phone: (716) 284-8831
Fax: (716) 284-8040
Web: http://www.nls.org
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. provides legal services for domestic violence victims. They provide assistance with cases including divorce and orders of protection. They serve Niagara County.

Oneida

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Utica office
255 Genesee Street, 2nd Floor
Utica, NY 13501-3405
Phone: (315) 793-7000
Phone: (877) 203-1062
Fax: (315) 732-3202
Web: http://www.lasmny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Utica office serves Herkimer, Lewis, Madison and Oneida counties.

Onondaga

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Syracuse county
472 South Salina Street
Suite # 400
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 703-6600
Fax: (315) 671-0062
Web: http://www.lasmny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Syracuse office serves Cayuga and Onondaga counties.

Ontario

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. - Geneva office
361 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (866) 781- LAFL
Phone: (315) 781-1465
Fax: (315) 781-2565
Web: http://www.lawny.org/
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of 14 counties in New York. The Geneva office serves Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties. Intake is handled over the phone.

Orange

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh office
1 Corwin Court, Suite 102
Newburgh, NY 12550
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (845) 569-9110
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Orange County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Oswego

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Oswego office
108 West Bridge Street

Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 532-6900
Phone: (315) 342-1891
Web: http://www.lasmny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Oswego office serves Oswego County.

Otsego

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Otsego County
176 Main St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-0061
Fax: (607) 431-9303
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Otsego_county_new_york_services_8_county.htm
Offers immigration legal services.

Otsego

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Oneonta office
P.O. Box 887
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 433-2220
Phone: (800) 821-9895
Fax: (607) 433-1433
Web: http://www.lasmny.org
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Oneonta office serves Delaware and Otsego counties.

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - Otsego county office
Meadows Office Complex, Suite 6
140 County Highway 33 West
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 286-4044
Fax: (607) 286-4048
Web: http://www.lasmny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. provides legal services for civil cases for low-income clients. Some of the legal problems they handle include family matters such as orders of protection, divorces, separations, child custody and child support. They also handle other legal problems that keep victims from becoming independent from their abusers, such as problems with finances, housing, public benefits, access to healthcare, immigration and other legal problems. The Otsego county office serves Otsego County.

Queens

Catholic Migration Services - Queens office
47-01 Queens Boulevard
Suite 201
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Phone: (347) 472-3500
Web: http://catholicmigration.org/
They provide legal assistance and representation in a wide range of affirmative applications for immigration relief: Naturalization/citizenship, Family reunification, Employment authorization, Political asylum, T (trafficking victim) visas, U (crime witness/victim) visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protection, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). There is a non-refundable $50 consultation fee related to affirmative filings. Fee waivers may be obtained upon providing proof of financial hardship. Immigration legal services are only available for clients residing in Brooklyn or Queens.Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Italian, Polish, Chinese Dialects

Her Justice - Queens office
Queens Family Justice Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Legal Aid Society - Queens Neighborhood Office
120-46 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (718) 286-2450
Phone: (718) 263-4234
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/queens.aspx
Legal Aid Society's Queens Neighborhood Office provides general civil legal services in the areas of housing, benefits and family law (including domestic violence). The office also operates the Predatory Lending Project and a special legal outreach project at the Peninsula Hospital in the Rockaways to which clients seeking help may be referred.

New York City Family Justice Center - Queens
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (718) 575-4500
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

Queens Legal Services
89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11435
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (347) 592-2200
Fax: (718) 526-5051
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=94&Itemid=135
Queens Legal Services provides free legal counseling, representation and referrals in civil matters to eligible low-income individuals and families in Queens. Areas of Priority and Special Projects Include: Citizenship; Consumer law; Education law; Family law/Domestic Violence; Food Stamps; Foreclosure Prevention; HIV/AIDS; Housing law; Public Assistance; SSI/Social Security; Tax law; Unemployment Insurance.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Queens Family Justice Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1225
Phone: 718-575-4500 (Family Justice Center)
Phone: 212-349-6000 (main office for Sanctuary for Families)
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services, shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.

Rensselaer

Unity House
2431 Sixth Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
Hotline: (518) 272-2370 (collect calls accepted)
Phone: (518) 272-5917
Phone: (518) 274-2607
Web: http://www.unityhouseny.org/services/domestic-violence-services/
Unity House's domestic violence program has a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; emergency shelter; provides 911 cell phones that are available for victims of domestic violence free of charge (for more information, call 518.272.5917); Individual counseling and group support is available to victims of domestic violence and their children; support groups for stalking; and more. The Unity House Law Project provides free legal consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence. The Law Project staff provides assistance in preparing legal documents, court accompaniment, safety planning and emotional support in addition to direct representation. Legal services include: assistance in obtaining orders of protection, custody, child support, divorce and other family court related matters.

Rockland

Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.
2 Congers Road
New City, NY 10956-0314
Phone: (914) 634-3627
Phone: (845) 634-3627 or (800) 454-3627
Web: http://www.legalaidrockland.org/
Email: info@legalaidrockland.org
The Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. provides legal advice and representation to victims of domestic abuse in Rockland County.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Spring Valley office
7 Perlman Drive
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (845) 476-3831
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Rockland County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Saratoga

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Saratoga County office
142 Regent St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-5000
Fax: (518) 587-3127
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Saratoga_county_new_york_services_10_county.htm
Provides immigration-related legal services by appointment. Services include consultation, counseling, and preparation of petitions and applications for, among other benefits, lawful permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. - Saratoga Springs office
40 New Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-587-5188
Phone: 315-386-4586
Fax: 518-587-0959
Web: http://www.lasnny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. provides free legal assistance and representation in civil cases for residents of a 16-county area. The Albany office serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. They have a special domestic violence program to assistant victims with family law and other legal assistance. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

Schenectady

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany - Schenectady County
1473 Erie Blvd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: (518) 372-5667
Fax: (518) 372-5686
Web: http://www.ccrcda.org/get_help/Schenectady_county_new_york_services_11_county.htm
Offers immigration legal services.

St. Lawrence

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. - Canton office
17 Hodskin Street
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 1-800-822-8283
Phone: 315-386-4586
Fax: 315-386-2868
Web: http://www.lasnny.org/
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. provides free legal assistance and representation in civil cases for residents of a 16-county area. The Albany office serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. They have a special domestic violence program to assistant victims with family law and other legal assistance. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

Staten Island

Catholic Charities Community Services
120 Anderson Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
Hotline: Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900; with brief immigration questions, call the NY State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 1-800-566-7636
Web: http://catholiccharitiesny.org/what-we-do/welcoming-integrating-immigrants-refugees?servicegroup=674
Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding most immigration matters, including citizenship applications, family petitions, cases involving domestic violence, and cases that are in immigration court. Services are provided in English, Spanish, French, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, and Arabic. Clients are charged nominal fees. Generally, our consultation fee is $50 ($85.00 for consultations with an attorney.) Fees for other services vary. Fees may be reduced or waived according to need.

Legal Aid Society - Staten Island Neighborhood Office
60 Bay Street, 3rd floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (347) 422-5333
Phone: (718) 273-6677
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/statenisland.aspx
Provides general legal services in the areas of housing, benefits and family law, including domestic violence to low-income Staten Island residents.

Staten Island Legal Services
36 Richmond Terrace, Ste. 205
Staten Island, NY 10301
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (718) 233-6480
Fax: (718) 448-2264
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=136
Staten Island Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation to eligible individuals and groups on Staten Island in the following areas: Family Law; Domestic Violence; Foreclosure Prevention; Immigration; Financial Counseling; Special Projects.

Steuben

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. - Bath office
16 West William Street
(Postal Address: P.O. Box 272)
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: 607-776-4126
Fax: 607-776-4029
Web: http://www.lawny.org/
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of 14 counties in New York. This office serves Steuben and Allegany counties. Intake is handled over the phone.

Suffolk

L.I. Against Domestic Violence
20 Carleton Avenue, Suite 8000
Central Islip, NY 11722
Hotline: (631) 666-8833 24-hour crisis hotline
Phone: (631) 666-7181
Fax: (631) 666-9208
Web: http://www.liadv.org/
L.I. Against Domestic Violence provide services to survivors of domestic violence through supportive services including hotline, counseling, vocational training, emergency shelter, prevention and education resources, and legal advocacy. They have one staff attorney who represents victims of domestic violence in family court at no charge in the areas of custody, visitation and child support. They serve Suffolk County.

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. - Islandia office
1757 Veterans Highway – Suite 50
Islandia, NY 11749
Phone: (631) 232-2400
Phone: (631) 232-2489
Web: http://www.nslawservices.org/
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. provides legal assistance and representation for domestic violence victims in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Assistance and representation is provided in family law matters, including orders of protection, child support, custody and visitation. This office serves serves Suffolk county west of Route 112.

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. - Riverhead office
400 West Main Street, Suite 301
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 369-1112
Phone: (631) 369-1612
Web: http://www.nslawservices.org/
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. provides legal assistance and representation for domestic violence victims in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Assistance and representation is provided in family law matters, including orders of protection, child support, custody and visitation. This office serves serves Suffolk county east of Route 112.

Sepa Mujer
185 Oval Drive
Islandia, NY 11749
Phone: 631-980-2555
Web: http://sepamujer.org
Email: info@sepamujer.org
SEPA Mujer focuses its legal services on relief for immigrant survivors of violence, and provides free legal representation and referrals to support battered immigrant women in leaving abusive relationships. They provide services in English and Spanish.

Tompkins

Tompkins, Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services (part of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.)
215 North Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-3667
Fax: (607) 273-5521
Web: http://www.lawny.org/
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of 14 counties in New York. This office serves Tioga and Tompkins counties. Intake is handled over the phone.

Ulster

Catholic Charities Community Services
6 Adams St.
Kingston, NY 12401
Hotline: Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900; with brief immigration questions, call the NY State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 1-800-566-7636
Web: http://catholiccharitiesny.org/what-we-do/welcoming-integrating-immigrants-refugees?servicegroup=674
Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding most immigration matters, including citizenship applications, family petitions, cases involving domestic violence, and cases that are in immigration court. Services are provided in English, Spanish, French, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, and Arabic. Clients are charged nominal fees. Generally, our consultation fee is $50 ($85.00 for consultations with an attorney.) Fees for other services vary. Fees may be reduced or waived according to need.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Kingston office
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (845) 331-9373
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Ulster County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Westchester

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Mount Vernon office
100 East First St., Suite 810
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (914) 813-6880
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Westchester County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Peekskill office
1 Park Place, 3rd FL
Peekskill, NY 10566
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (914) 949-1305 x159
Phone: (914) 402-2192
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Westchester County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - White Plains office
90 Maple Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (914) 949-1305
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Westchester County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Yonkers office
30 South Broadway, 6th FL
Yonkers, NY 10701
Hotline: 1-877-574-8529 (1-877-LSHV-LAW)
Phone: (914) 376-3757
Web: http://www.lshv.org/
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides civil legal services to low-income people in all seven counties of the Hudson Valley including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. This office serves Westchester County. Domestic violence services they provide include advocacy and representation for survivors including orders of protection, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, and referrals for other issues related to safety and support.

My Sisters' Place - White Plains office
One Water Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Hotline: (800) 298-SAFE (7233)
Phone: (914) 683-1333
Fax: (914) 683-1412
Web: http://mysistersplaceny.org/
Email: info@mspny.org
Through direct services, we support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. We offer: Residential Services; Support Services; Counseling Services; Community Counseling and Advocacy; Children’s Counseling; Child Care Services; MSP/Child Protective Services Collaboration. We also provide the legal services and representation for family law matters (orders of protection, custody and visitation rights, child and spousal support, and abuse and neglect matters) in all Westchester County family courts. Immigration law attorneys assist clients with green cards, work permits, and other immigration benefits that will allow them to stay in the United States legally, including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions, Petitions for U (U visa) and T (T Visa) Nonimmigrant Status, Battered Spouse Waivers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and Asylum cases.

My Sisters' Place - Yonkers office
Yonkers, NY
Hotline: (800) 298-SAFE (7233)
Phone: 914-358-0333
Fax: 914-965-7902
Web: http://mysistersplaceny.org/
Email: info@mspny.org
Through direct services, we support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. We offer: Residential Services; Support Services; Counseling Services; Community Counseling and Advocacy; Children’s Counseling; Child Care Services; MSP/Child Protective Services Collaboration. We also provide the legal services and representation for family law matters (orders of protection, custody and visitation rights, child and spousal support, and abuse and neglect matters) in all Westchester County family courts. Immigration law attorneys assist clients with green cards, work permits, and other immigration benefits that will allow them to stay in the United States legally, including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions, Petitions for U (U visa) and T (T Visa) Nonimmigrant Status, Battered Spouse Waivers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and Asylum cases.

Pace Women’s Justice Center
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Hotline: (914) 287-0739
Phone: (914) 422-4069
Fax: (914) 422-4102
Web: http://www.law.pace.edu/wjc
Pace Women’s Justice Center provides services primarily for domestic violence clients in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Services include direct legal representation in family law and domestic violence-related civil matters for domestic victims/survivors and elder abuse victims including: orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support or maintenance, property issues, divorce, immigration, and other matters. For Westchester residents, they also have the "Moderate Means Matrimonial Panel," which are for people who earn too much for free legal services but cannot afford to pay a private attorney. Clients are screened based on income and, if accepted, are referred to an attorney who will represent them at a substantially reduced rate.

Pace Women’s Justice Center - Yonkers Family Court Legal Program
Yonkers Family Court
53 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
Hotline: (914) 287-0739 (leave a message and they will return the call within 24-36 hrs)
Phone: 914-231-2886
Web: http://www.law.pace.edu/family-court-legal-program
Pace Women’s Justice Center provides services primarily for domestic violence clients in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Services include direct legal representation in family law and domestic violence-related civil matters for domestic victims/survivors and elder abuse victims. This office is a walk-in office in the Yonkers Family Courts for domestic violence victims seeking orders of protection, custody and child support. In addition, there is a Legal Helpline (listed above) where callers can receive legal information and referrals.

The Coalition for Family Justice, Inc.
821 North Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533
Phone: (914) 591-5753
Web: http://www.ncfj.org
Email: cfjmailbox@aol.com
Holds monthly meetings with lawyers on topics of divorce, custody and child support (charges $10/meeting); provides crisis intervention, financial guidance/planning, court accompaniment, and other help to pro se litigants. They do not provide legal representation in court cases. They serve the Westchester/New York Metropolitan area.

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