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 in New York City. Please note that we list the organizations in the borough where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple boroughs. We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible. You can click “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. To find a domestic violence shelter, and for help with immediate safety planning, you can also call the City’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673). (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Arab-American Family Support Center - Queens office
37-10 30th Street, 2nd Fl.
Queens, NY 11101
The Arab-American Family Support Center is the first and largest Arabic-speaking trauma informed social service agency in New York City. They promote equality for under-served populations as well as assisting them in complex situations due to language barrier. Their anti-violence program offers services to victims of domestic violence including crisis intervention individual counseling, support groups, empowerment groups for education and prevention of domestic violence, and court accompaniments and translation on a case by case basis.
Korean-American Family Services Center
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is a nonprofit organization that empowers adults as well as children to live a safer life. This is done by providing counseling for families and youths who are in domestic violence relationships as well as educating them on the issue of domestic violence and abuse. They cater to families in the New York Tri-state area
New York Asian Women's Center - Queens office
83-02 Broadway, 3rd Floor
(Also located at the Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens)
Elmhurst, NY 11373
New York Asian Women Center helps women and their children in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Services include: 24-hour hotline that is multilingual, 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.
New York City Family Justice Center - Queens
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 - Queens Community Program
151-20 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl
(Also located at the Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens 718.575.4500)
Jamaica, NY 11201
(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.
Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Queens Family Justice Center
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1225
718-575-4500 (Family Justice Center)
212-349-6000 (main office for Sanctuary for Families)
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services, shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.
Turning Point is a community-based, non-profit organization that tends to the needs of Muslim women who are victims of domestic violence. Services include: crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support groups.
WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
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