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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 17, 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.  If you cannot get help from an organization listed in your borough, you can look in the section entitled "All Boroughs."  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)  

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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.

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


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.

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.


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

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.

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