Places that Help: New York
Updated: December 4, 2015
Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse. If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Please note that we list the organizations by the town, city or county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or counties. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.
Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street, Room 1118
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 447-7716 (24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line)
Office: (518) 447-5500
Administration: (518) 447-7100
Services are available to anyone of any age who has experienced a sexual assault or other violent crime at any time in their life, or who has been affected by someone else's assault. The Center provides information, referral services, counseling and criminal advocacy to crime victims; help in filing claims for compensation through the New York State Office of Victim Services.
The Center offers free, confidential therapy for victims of interpersonal crimes, including adult and child sexual assault, domestic violence, assault and homicide, is available Monday through Friday by appointment. Friends and family members of crime victims may also schedule therapy appointments. Therapy is offered in individual, family or group sessions.
Domestic Violence Outreach Services: 518.434.6135
All domestic violence services are confidential and free of charge. We offer: shelter; counseling; outreach; advocacy; case management; and Project Break Free transitional housing. Through our 24-hour hotline, we provide information, crisis intervention, counseling, referral, and/or shelter. The hotline is available to victims, friends, family, and other concerned individuals. Collect calls accepted.
Free and confidential services for victims of domestic violence and their children. This program offers: shelter; outreach; advocacy; case management; Family Offense Petition preparation; court accompaniment; and educational and support groups. Services may be accessed via our 24-hour domestic violence hotline, appointments with an Advocate, or requesting services at our main office.
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