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UPDATED December 4, 2015

New York City Programs

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Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse in New York City.  Please note that we list the organizations in the borough where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple boroughs.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)  

Bronx

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463
Phone: 718.884.0700
Fax: 718.884.0858
Web: http://www.khcc-nyc.org/about-us/history-mission.php
Services include rape & sexual assault support groups, case management, crisis intervention and family as well as individual therapy.

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

Safe Horizon - Bronx Family Justice Center
198 East 161st Street Bronx
(Also see Manhattan/Bronx Community office listing in New York county on WomensLaw.org)
Bronx, NY 10451
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
Phone: 718.508.1222
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/about-us-1.html
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs offer the following services to victims of crime and abuse: Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Practical/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, and Community/Public Education Presentations.

St. Rita's Center
2342 Andrews Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 365-4390
St. Rita’s Center offers their services to refugee and immigrants in all five boroughs. They provide, individual and family counseling, interpreting and translating services, employment services, youth services: tutoring and guidance (elementary/ high school), peer support groups, and community outreach. Their hours are on Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Services are also provided in Spanish, Albanian, Vietnamese and Cambodian.

Brooklyn

Arab-American Family Support Center (Brooklyn locations)
150 Court Street, 3rd Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 643-8000 (Court Street location)
Phone: 718-250-5035 (Brooklyn Family Justice Cente location, 350 Jay Street)
Web: http://www.aafscny.org/
Email: info1@aafscny.org
The Arab-American Family Support Center is the first and largest Arabic-speaking trauma informed social service agency in New York City. They promote equality for under-served populations as well as assisting them in complex situations due to language barrier. Their anti-violence program offers services to victims of domestic violence including crisis intervention individual counseling, support groups, empowerment groups for education and prevention of domestic violence, and court accompaniments and translation on a case by case basis.

Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.
3512 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Phone: (718) 826-2942
Phone: (718) 940-9505
Web: http://www.cwha.org
Caribbean Women's Health Association (CWHA) conducts programs that aim to improve the well-being of individuals, to strengthen families and empower communities. These programs are uniquely designed to provide comprehensive, integrated, culturally appropriate and coordinated "one-stop" service. Specifically helping victims of domestic violence, they conduct educational sessions to youths and young adults in Flatbush and other surrounding neighborhoods on domestic violence. In order to provide more comprehensive and coordinated services, this domestic violence program will develop linkages with other community resource centers, such as the Brooklyn Family Justice Center.

Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: (718) 943-6347
Phone: (718) 331-6800: English, x 149; Russian, x 147
Web: http://www.jchb.org/
Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurt is a center for the community that is rooted in Jewish values (but they will help people of any religion). They provide services for victims of domestic violence (regardless of religion), including , counseling, benefits assistance, referrals, and community education.

New York Asian Women's Center - Brooklyn office
62-15 5th Avenue
(Also located at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, 350 Jay Street, 15th Floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Hotline: (888) 888-7702
Web: http://www.nyawc.org
New York Asian Women Center helps women and their children in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Services include: 24-hour hotline that is multilingual, support programs and shelter services. In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.

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

North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
260 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 302-4073
Fax: (718) 302-9090
Web: http://northbrooklyncoalition.org/
Email: email@northbrooklyncoalition.org
North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence provides services to assist domestic violence victims, including: crisis intervention, counseling, assistance in filing orders of protection, emergency assistance and criminal justice advocacy.

Safe Horizon - Brooklyn Community Program
50 Court Street, 9th Fl
(Also located at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, 350 Jay Street, 15th Floor 718.250.5111)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
Phone: 718.624.2350
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/about-us-1.html
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs offer the following services to victims of crime and abuse: Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Practical/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, and Community/Public Education Presentations.

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.

Steps to End Family Violence
151 Lawrence St, 5th Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hotline: 877- STEPS-94
Phone: (646) 315 -7600
Phone: 212-437-3500
Fax: 212-437-3598/99
Web: http://www.egscf.org/programs/steps/
Steps to End Family Violence provides services that include advocacy and referrals, individual and group counseling, crisis counseling, parenting and children groups, civil legal services, and re-entry case support and counseling STEPS has three domains of practice - our Community Based Services programs, our Youth programs and our Justice-Involved programs. Our Community Based Services programs provides community based therapeutic services to survivors of gender-based violence - most commonly intimate partner violence - and children impacted by batterer behavior. Any survivor of abuse - even those who are not justice-involved are eligible for those services. Our Justice-Involved programs - ATI, Re-Entry and Anti-Trafficking programs - only work with survivors of gender-based violence who have been arrested and/or incarcerated.

The Center Against Domestic Violence
25 Chapel Street, Suite 904
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hotline: 718-439-1000
Phone: (718) 254-9134
Fax: (718) 254-9132
Web: http://www.cadvny.org/
Email: center@centeragainstdv.org
The Center Against Domestic Violence offer services to victims of domestic violence. Services include safe houses, counseling and personal advocacy. Services are offered in Spanish

The Park Slope Safe Homes Project
PO Box 150429
Van Brunt Station
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 499-2151
The Park Slope Safe Homes Project is a community-based program that offers services to women and their children in Park Slope who are victims of domestic violence. The services they provide are emergency short-term shelter, a hotline, crisis counseling and advocacy through the staff as well as support groups.

Turning Point
P.O. Box 670086
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: 718-883-9400
Web: http://tpny.org/
Email: info@turningpoint-ny.org
Turning Point is a community-based, non-profit organization that tends to the needs of Muslim women who are victims of domestic violence. Services include: crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support groups.

New York

Barrier Free Living, Inc.
PO Box 20799
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 533-4358
Web: http://www.bflnyc.org
Barrier Free Living offers services for victims of domestic violence with disabilities. Services include: counseling, case management, advocacy, occupational therapy, assistance filing office of victim services applications and assistance in obtaining orders of protection. They also have an emergency domestic violence shelter for victims with disabilities called Freedom House, which can be reached by calling 212-400-6470.

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.

GEMS - Girls' Educational & Mentoring Services
New York , NY 10039
Phone: 212-926-8089
Web: http://www.gems-girls.org
Email: info@gems-girls.org
GEMS provide preventive and transitional services to young women ages 13-21 years old that are at risk for or are involved in sexual exploitation and violence. The services provided are peer counseling, crisis counseling and workshops that raise awareness about the facts of the commercial sex industry for girls and young women who are victims of sexual exploitation.

New York Asian Women's Center - Manhattan office
9 Mott St, Suite #200
(Also located at the Manhattan Family Justice Center, 80 Centre St, 5th Floor)
New York, NY 10013
Hotline: (888) 888-7702
Phone: (212) 732-0054
Fax: (212) 587-5731
Web: http://www.nyawc.org
New York Asian Women Center helps women and their children in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Services include: 24-hour hotline that is multilingual, support programs and shelter services. In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
32 Broadway Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 229-0345 English
Phone: Español: (212) 229-0345 ext. 306
Fax: (212 229-0676
Web: http://www.nycagainstrape.org
Email: contact-us@sufreenyc.org
The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. Their services include informing the community about available resources/services, education and training, documenting the problem of sexual assault/abuse in the city, and more. (They do not provide direct services to victims other than giving information and resources.)

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

Safe Horizon - Manhattan/Bronx Community Program
100 East 122nd Street
(Also located at Manhattan Family Justice Center, 80 Centre Street 212.602.2800)
New York, NY 10035
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
Phone: 212.316.2100
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/about-us-1.html
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs offer the following services to victims of crime and abuse: Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Practical/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, and Community/Public Education Presentations.

SAKHI for South Asian Women
P.O.Box 20208
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0006
Hotline: (212) 868-6741
Phone: (212) 714-9153
Web: http://www.sakhi.org
Email: contactus@sakhi.org
Sakhi for South Asian Women offers direct services for the South Asian community that are free and confidential. Services include: crisis intervention, ongoing emotional support, monthly support group with staff available to translate in 3 languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu. They also offer assistance in trying to find free or low-cost legal representation for criminal, family, and immigration cases. They assist in accessing health services, public benefits, housing; as well as accompaniments and translation assistance in court. They offer monthly immigration legal clinics to assist women in immigration-related matters and assist them on the path to citizenship.

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.

The Anti-Violence Project
240 West 35th Street, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
Hotline: (212) 714-1141
Web: http://avp.org/
Email: webmaster@avp.org
The Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and educating victims of abuse. The Anti-Violence Project provides direct services such as immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, short or long-term counseling, police, court and social services advocacy and accompaniment, information and referrals to anyone who calls their hotline or comes to their main offices or intake sites throughout the five boroughs.

The Jewish Board of Family and Children Services
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020
Hotline: (718) 520-8045
Phone: (212) 582-9100
Web: http://www.jbfcs.org
Email: admin@jbfcs.org
The Jewish Board of Family and Children Services provide services for victims of domestic violence (regardless of religion). Services include: 24-hour hotline, shelter, daycare, and counseling services for the victims of domestic violence and their children. Housing is located in 16 scattered apartment sites. Services include crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy, and training in independent living skills.

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

Violence Intervention Program
P.O. Box 1161
Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035
Hotline: 800-664-5880
Web: http://vipmujeres.org
The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is a nationally-recognized Latina organization. Their mission is to promote non-violent partner relationships, families, and communities through raising awareness, activism, and culturally competent services that are respectful of each survivor's right to self-determination. Services include emergency housing, supportive housing, and counseling.

Queens

Arab-American Family Support Center - Queens office
37-10 30th Street, 2nd Fl.

Queens, NY 11101
Phone: 718-937-8000
Fax: 347-808-8778
Web: http://www.aafscny.org/
Email: info1@aafscny.org
The Arab-American Family Support Center is the first and largest Arabic-speaking trauma informed social service agency in New York City. They promote equality for under-served populations as well as assisting them in complex situations due to language barrier. Their anti-violence program offers services to victims of domestic violence including crisis intervention individual counseling, support groups, empowerment groups for education and prevention of domestic violence, and court accompaniments and translation on a case by case basis.

Korean-American Family Services Center
P. O. Box 541429
Flushing, NY 11354
Hotline: (718) 460-3800
Phone: (718) 460-3801
Web: http://www.kafsc.org/
Email: contact@kafsc.org
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is a nonprofit organization that empowers adults as well as children to live a safer life. This is done by providing counseling for families and youths who are in domestic violence relationships as well as educating them on the issue of domestic violence and abuse. They cater to families in the New York Tri-state area

New York Asian Women's Center - Queens office
83-02 Broadway, 3rd Floor
(Also located at the Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens)
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Hotline: (888) 888-7702
Web: http://www.nyawc.org
New York Asian Women Center helps women and their children in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Services include: 24-hour hotline that is multilingual, support programs and shelter services. In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.

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

Safe Horizon - Queens Community Program
151-20 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl
(Also located at the Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens 718.575.4500)
Jamaica, NY 11201
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
Phone: 718.262.0202
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/about-us-1.html
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs offer the following services to victims of crime and abuse: Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Practical/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, and Community/Public Education Presentations.

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.

Staten Island

Safe Horizon - Staten Island Community Program
30 Bay Street, 5th Fl
Staten Island, NY 10301
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
Phone: 718.720.2591
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/about-us-1.html
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs offer the following services to victims of crime and abuse: Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Practical/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, and Community/Public Education Presentations.

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