Places that Help: New York
Updated: December 4, 2015
This page has contact information for programs that offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. If you plan to contact a program via email, please review our Safety when using email page first.
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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.
Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.
1-888-945-3970 (24-hour crisis hotline)
Cattaraugus Community Action’s offers the following services: Domestic Violence Residential Program provides temporary housing for domestic violence victims and their children; Domestic Violence Non-Residential Program offers a 24-Hour Hotline, counseling, advocacy, court accompaniment, and other support services to victims such as support group counseling, children’s program. We have a rape crisis program that offers a 24-Hour Hotline, counseling, advocacy, court accompaniment, prevention education, partnerships with medical providers, support groups for adults and children (serving Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties). We have a crime victim program that provides advocacy, counseling, court accompaniment, plus victim compensation claims assistance through the New York State Office of Victim Services (serving Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties). To see additional programs, go to their website.
Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency
315-255-6221 (24-hour hotline)
Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s Domestic Violence Services provide confidential assistance including emergency safety services such as shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline. An advocate can accompany you to court, the police station, or to social services and provide you with practical and emotional support. WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU: Help Find a Safe Place to Stay; Inform You of Your Legal Rights; Provide Individual Support; Support Groups; Financial Advocacy; Medical Advocacy; Law Enforcement Advocacy; Family Court Advocacy; Transportation Assistance; and Provide Referrals to Necessary Community Resources.
The Anew Center (part of the Salvation Army)
In Jamestown, The Salvation Army operates the Anew Center, a domestic violence and rape crisis program. The center operates a shelter, provides case management to domestic violence survivors and sexual assault victims, has a 24- hour hotline, accompany victims to court, and provide child and family outreach and counseling. The Anew Center is the only domestic violence and rape crisis program in Chautauqua County.
Note from WomensLaw.org - the website indicates domestic violence services are provided but does not offer more details. Please call for more information.
Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center
Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center offers crisis support, emergency housing, and legal and medical advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
STOP Domestic Violence (part of Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.)
24-hour hotline: 1-888-563-6904
STOP Domestic Violence is a NYS certified program assisting victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day. Services include: 24-hour hotline; Crisis intervention; Safe apartments for temporary shelter; Individual and group supportive counseling; Educational materials and presentations about domestic violence and its effects; Temporary childcare during office visits; Advocacy with law enforcement, medical services, local departments of Social Services, etc.; Information and referrals to other local, state and nationwide domestic violence services and human trafficking. STOP Domestic Violence also assists victims with Family Offense Petitions for temporary Orders of Protection in Family Court. The main office is located in Plattsburgh (Clinton County) with a satellite office in Malone and Tupper Lake (Franklin County) as well as Westport (Essex County).
Community Action of Greene County, Inc. - Columbia Greene Domestic Violence Program
24-hour Hotline: 518-943-9211
Greene County Office: (518) 943-9205
Columbia County Office: (518) 822-0849
Services provided by Columbia Greene Domestic Violence range from emergency shelter and crisis intervention to aftercare services and transitional housing. All services are free and confidential. We can assist you with: Shelter: We can arrange for emergency shelter; Legal Services, such as help with filing orders of protection from the family or criminal courts and claims to the Crime Victims Board; Social Services such as getting emergency funds from the Department of Social Services; Supportive Services/Counseling for victims of domestic violence and their children; Information and Referrals to local programs and providers in order to address any other specific needs (mental health, substance abuse counseling, etc.)
YWCA's Aid to Women Victims of Violence
1-800-336-9622 or (607) 756-6363
Safety, support and counseling.
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