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Where to Find Help

UPDATED October 7, 2011

New York City Programs

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Programs in New York City listed by borough.  You can also find resources in the New York area in the Resource Directory of Domestic Violence Services by the Mayors Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

Single Stop
New York City, NY
Web: http://www.singlestopusa.org/
Single Stop USA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals build economic security. We offer a unique “one-stop” program that combines benefits screening and application assistance with tax preparation, legal assistance and financial counseling. These resources promote health; help individuals to overcome barriers to attending school; help families to remain in their homes; and offer a path to economic stability.

Urban Justice Center - Domestic Violence Project
40 Rector Street, 9th Floor
New York City, NY 10006
Hotline: 718-875-5062
Phone: 718-875-9400
Phone: 646-602-5600
Web: http://www.urbanjustice.org/
Provides legal and social services for victims of domestic violence in Brooklyn. They provide representation and legal advocacy; crisis counseling; and empowerment groups.

All boroughs

Barrier Free Living, Inc.
Phone: (212) 677 6668
Web: http://www.bflnyc.org
Offers services for the physically disabled, including assistance with crime victim compensation, domestic violence counseling, case management, advocacy, and assistance in obtaining Orders of Protection. Freedom House - an emergency shelter specifically designed to serve victims of domestic violence with disabilities

Dwa Fanm (Women's Rights in Haitian Creole)
Phone: 718-230-4027
Web: http://www.dwafanm.org
Email: dwafanm@dwafanm.org
Dwa Fanm is a human rights organization committed to empowering all women and girls with the freedom to define and control their own lives. Through service, education, advocacy and grassroots programs, Dwa Fanm works to end discrimination, violence, and other forms of injustice here in New York and abroad.

Korean-American Family Services Center
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 provides bilingual counseling, advocacy and education to families, women, men, children and youth in the New York tri-state area.

NYC Domestic Violence Hotline (operated by Safe Horizon)
Phone: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)

Project Oasis Safe Homes
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)

Steps to End Family Violence
Phone: (646) 315 -7600

Arab-American Family Support Center
150 Court Street, 3rd Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 643-8000
Web: http://www.aafscny.org/
Email: info1@aafscny.org
The Anti-Violence Program was created to address the critical need for culturally and linguistically competent services for victims of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the Arab American community. The Anti-Violence Program offers the following free and confidential services: crisis intervention, information and referrals, individual counseling and support groups, empowerment, court accompaniment and translation, community education and outreach.

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
Languages spoken: English, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish. Provides high quality, comprehensive, culturally appropriate health, immigration and social support services to its diverse constituency.

Battered Women's Resource Center - Voices of Women Organizing Project
PO Box 20181
Greeley Square Station
New York , NY 10001
Phone: (212) 696-1481
Fax: (212) 696-1482
Web: http://www.vowbwrc.org
Email: info@vowbwrc.org
The Voices of Women Organizing Project (VOW) empowers women who have survived abuse to identify their needs and to actively participate in solving problems that affect them. We believe that efforts to end domestic violence in our communities must be informed by those most affected by the issue.

Domestic Violence Project of the Urban Justice Center
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 in Brooklyn. They provide representation and legal advocacy; crisis counseling; and empowerment groups. Services are available to survivors of abuse, regardless of income. Services available in multiple languages.

Fund for the City of New York
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York , 10013
Phone: (212) 925-6675
Web: http://www.fcny.org/fcny/
The Fund for the City of New York website helps you fill out housing and court forms.

Gay & Lesbian 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 New York City Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

GEMS - Girls' Educational & Mentoring Services
New York , NY 10039
Phone: 212-926-8089
Web: http://www.gems-girls.org
Email: info@gems-girls.org
Preventive and transitional services to young women aged 13-21 years who are at risk for or involved in sexual exploitation and violence. Services: Peer counseling, crisis counseling, groups, housing referrals, vocational assistance, health-care referrals, youth leadership, trainings and consultation. Outreach to group homes, correctional facilities, and youth programs.

Immigration Defense Project
3 West 29th Street
Suite 803
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-725-6422
Web: http://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/
Email: info@immigrantdefenseproject.org
For defense lawyers, other criminal justice advocates, immigrant advocates and immigrants themselves who seek training, legal support or guidance on criminal/immigration law. Defends the legal, constitutional and human rights of immigrants facing criminal or deportation charges.

New York Immigration Hotline
New York, NY
Hotline: (800) 566-7636 or (212) 419-3737
A multilingual information and referral service. Calls are anonymous and conversations confidential. They are NOT affiliated with the Immigration and Naturalizations Service.

NYC 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.

Safe Horizon
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
Hotline: 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673); Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: (212) 227-3000
Phone: 24-hour Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
Phone: Office: (212) 577-7700
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org
Email: help@safehorizon.org
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

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’s direct services for South Asian community are free and confidential. They include crisis intervention; ongoing emotional support; monthly support group, with staff available to translate in 3 languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu; assistance in accessing free or low-cost legal representation for criminal, family, and immigration cases; and assistance in accessing health services, public benefits, and housing; and, accompaniments and translation assistance in court, during healthcare visits, and at public benefits and welfare agencies.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc.
PO Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
Phone: (212) 349-6009
Fax: (212) 349-6810
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary provides shelter referrals, clinical services, and legal services (including assistance with immigration cases) to victims of abuse. Se habla español.

Women In Need, Inc.
115 West 31 Street
New York , 10001
Hotline: (800) HELPWIN (435-7946)
Phone: (212) 695-4758
Fax: (212) 736-1649
Web: http://winnyc.org/
Email: info@winnyc.org
Win has been helping homeless New York City women and their children transform their lives through a progressive and holistic approach that doesn’t simply provide a hand out, but a way out. Win’s life-changing process starts with safe, clean housing and includes vital programs and services – developed to break the cycle of homelessness, so the women and children who are caught in the cycle can look forward to a brighter future.

Day One (formerly Break the Cycle NY)
P.O. Box 1507, Canal Street Station
New York City, NY 10013
Phone: (800) 214 - 4150
Phone: (212) 566-8120
Fax: (212) 566-8121
Web: http://www.dayoneny.org
Email: info@dayoneny.org
FDR Station provides help to young people (ages 12-22) experiencing abuse, including: Free Legal Services, Community Workshops and Education, Peer Leadership Programs


Kingsbridge Center - Bronx Community Program
Phone: (718) 933-1000
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org
Rape & sexual assault support groups, case management, crisis intervention

Morris Heights Center for Families – Salvation Army
Phone: (718) 561-3190
The center runs preventative programs, offering a full range of family and domestic violence-specific classes. Includes support groups for battered women and programs for batterers.

New Day Shelter
Phone: (718) 617-8762

Bronx Independent Living Services
4419 3rd Avenue, Suite 2C
Bronx, 10457
Phone: (718) 515-2800
Fax: (718) 515-2844
Web: http://www.bils.org/
Primarily serving people with disabilities, this program offers information, support, help with going to court, and benefits counseling.

Hostos Women and Immigrants Rights Center - Bronx
475 Grand Concourse Room A159
Bronx, 10451
Phone: (718) 518-4312
Phone: (718) 518-4311
To provide immigration and support services including domestic violence, HIV/AIDS education and prevention services to people of color.

St. Rita's Center (refugees)
2342 Andrews Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 365-4390
Social Services: individual/ family counseling, referrals, advocacy; Interpreter and Translation Services; Employment Counseling and Placement; Youth Services: tutoring and guidance (Elementary/ High School), peer support groups, after school homework assistance, youth leadership; Crime Prevention and Victimization Services; Community Outreach


Brooklyn DA's Office (Community Programs)
Phone: (718) 250-2000
The Kings County District Attorney's Office offers more than 30 community outreach programs related to domestic violence, substance abuse, school and youth, re-entry, alternative sentencing, sex crimes and other community initiatives. We are committed to crime prevention, intervention and rehabilitative programs for the Brooklyn community.

Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway
Phone: Family Violence Prevention Program: (718) 943-6347 Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-2:00PM
Phone: General: (718) 331-6800: English, x 149; Russian, x 147
Web: http://www.jchb.org/
Provides, in English and Russian, domestic violence services, including information, counseling, benefits assistance, referrals, and community education

New York City Family Justice Center - Brooklyn
350 Jay Street
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
Phone: (718) 250-5111
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence
Program Hours: M-F; 9-5pm Fees: None All languages are available. Services provided for Brooklyn domestic violence victims, and include: - Civil legal information and access to representation for immigration, housing and family court matters - Children’s activities - Safety planning - Assistance with filing Police and Probation reports - Counseling - Support groups - Prosecution of domestic violence crimes - Services for the elderly and/or disabled - Assistance with applications for shelter and housing - Language interpretation - Voluntary spiritual support

North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
260 Broadway, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 110664
Phone: (718) 302-4073
Fax: (718) 302-9090
Web: http://northbrooklyncoalition.org/
Email: email@northbrooklyncoalition.org
This program provides a wide range of services to help our clients navigate the criminal justice system. Because we have many clients with limited English, this program also serves as a bridge with other mainstream agencies such as entitlement government agencies. Services include: crisis intervention, assistance with restraining orders, legal and medical advocacy, court accompaniment, information and referrals, children services, community education and outreach.

Park Slope Safe Homes Project - Brooklyn
Phone: (718) 499-2151

Women's Safe Start - Shelter
Phone: (718) 453-2280
Must get referred through the PATH Intake Center, located at 346 Powers Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, (917) 521-3965

Center Against Domestic Violence
25 Chapel Street, Suite 904
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hotline: 1-718-439-1000 (NYC only)
Phone: (718) 254-9134
Fax: (718) 254-9132
Web: http://www.cadvny.org/
Email: center@centeragainstdv.org
The Center Against Domestic Violence offers support, shelter, and education through counseling, safe houses, and school programs for teens.

Project Eden
Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718-250-2005
Web: http://www.brooklynda.org/project_eden/project_eden.htm
Project Eden helps Orthodox Jewish domestic violence victims. It provides a wide network of culturally sensitive services in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian, including: # crisis intervention # an Orthodox shelter # emergency financial assistance # individual counseling and support groups # support and advocacy during court proceedings # job readiness programs # legal representation # services for children and teens

Turning Point
P.O. Box 670086
Flushings, NY 11367
Phone: 718-883-9400
Web: http://tpny.org/
Email: info@turningpoint-ny.org
Community-based social services agency serving Muslim women and families


Henry Street Shelter
Phone: (800) 621-4673
Phone: (212) 577-7777
Web: http://www.henrystreet.org/programs/housing/domestic-violence-suvivors-shelter.html
One of the first publicly funded shelters, the Shelter for Battered Women has provided safe refuge and on-site social services for female survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1977. The Shelter consists of thirteen furnished apartments, each shared by two families. The length of stay is three to six months. During that time, residents are educated on family safety, non-violent relationship choices, economic self-sufficiency, and finding and maintaining permanent housing.

New York Asian Women's Center - Manhattan
Hotline: (888) 888-7702
Phone: (212) 587-5731
Web: http://www.nyawc.org
Hotline in English or various Asian languages. The Center provides a safe haven through multi-lingual 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.

Safe Horizon - Harlem Office
Phone: (212) 316-2100
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/index.php
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Urban Women's Retreat - Manhattan
P.O. Box 804
Manhattan, NY 10037
Phone: (212) 690-6490
90-day shelter for battered women and their children; individual/group counseling; psychotherapy referrals; housing; some day-care available

Violence Intervention Program
Zip INK PO 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. Our mission is to promote nonviolent partner relationships, familias, and communities through raising awareness, activism, and culturally competent services that are respectful of each survivor's right to self-determination.


Safe Horizon - Jamaica Center
74-09 37th Avenue, Room 412
Phone: (718) 291-2555
Phone: (718) 899-1233 Community Program
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Transition Center (Kosher facilities)
Hotline: 1-800-621-4673 Safe Horizon Hotline
Please call Safe Horizon and they will call this shelter for you.

Women Helping Women
PO BOX 580086
Flushing, NV 11358-0086
Phone: (718) 539-9111 Office
Email: whwcol@earthlink.net
Safe home for working women. They do not take children.

Allen Women's Resource Center
PO Box 340316
Jamaica , NY 11434
Phone: (718) 739-6200
Email: allenswomen@aol.com
A project of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. The Resource Center houses support groups, childcare, and parenting programs. Their services include therapy, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) test preparation and English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) programs, and preventative counseling services to teach the residents what steps they ought to take to safeguard themselves in the case of future conflict.

Charosa Foundation
9025 161st Street, Suite 510
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 297-5452
Provides counseling to victims of domestic violence or those affected by it.

Staten Island

Project Oasis Safe Homes
Phone: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)

Safe Horizon Rape Crisis Program
30 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY
Hotline: 800-621-4673 (24 hours)
Phone: 718-720-2591 x17

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