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.
Child & Family Services - Haven House
Haven House provides safe housing, a crisis hotline, supportive counseling, advocacy, and support groups for victims of domestic violence in Buffalo and Erie County, NY. We also seek to build awareness of and educate the community about domestic violence. Services and programs include Emergency Services; Counseling, Advocacy, & Support Groups; Help/Advocacy for crime victims. Survivors can also meet with an Economic Empowerment Specialist who can assist survivors with credit issues, education, training, employment, budgeting, housing and anything else necessary to become financially independent.
STOP Domestic Violence (part of Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.)
Westport (satellite office), NY
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).
WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
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