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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(518) 272-2370 (collect calls accepted)
Unity House’s domestic violence program has a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; emergency shelter; provides 911 cell phones that are available for victims of domestic violence free of charge (for more information, call 518.272.5917); Individual counseling and group support is available to victims of domestic violence and their children; support groups for stalking; and more. The Unity House Law Project provides free legal consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence. The Law Project staff provides assistance in preparing legal documents, court accompaniment, safety planning and emotional support in addition to direct representation. Legal services include: assistance in obtaining orders of protection, custody, child support, divorce and other family court related matters.
New York City Family Justice Center - Staten Island
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf
Safe Horizon - Staten Island Community Program
(800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs offer the following services to victims of crime and abuse: Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Practical/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, and Community/Public Education Presentations.
Center for Safety & Change
(845) 634-3344 24-hour hotline
Provides the following services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault: 24/7 crisis hotline; Individual and group counseling; Support and empowerment groups; Advocacy and accompaniment; Safety planning; Legal services, including representation in court on the following cases: orders of protection, divorce, custody, child support, guardianship; Information and referral services; Community outreach and education; Children’s services and educational advocacy; Transportation; Assistance with New York State Office of Victim Services applications; and more. The address listed is the main, walk-in office. There are satellite offices in Spring Valley and Haverstraw.
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