Domestic/Community Violence

Greenwich House

Offers, via the Children’s Safety Project,┬ácounseling and support services for children, adolescents, young adults, and non-offending family members who are attempting to cope with the aftermath of physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, or other violent crimes. 27 Barrow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, (212) 242-4140, Ext. 237

Violence Intervention Program

For women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence (either physical or mental), particularly Latinas. This agency offers counseling, case management, safe housing and supportive services. Call the bilingual 24-hour hotline (800) 664-5880. All services are free, confidential, and completely bilingual (English/Spanish). Check out the website for useful information about what constitutes abuse.

The Hope Line (La Linea de la Esperanza)

provides social services to domestic violence victims and others, including clothes, food, financial guidance, referrals to domestic violence shelters, immigration work and more. 421 East 155th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (718) 402-1212

Family Justice Center

One-stop center for victims of domestic violence; clients need only to go to one office to have all their needs met. 350 Jay Street, 15th floor; (718) 250-5111.

Safe Homes Project

For those being hurt by their partners, threatened, abused, controlled, put down, isolated. Free and confidential services in English and Spanish. Offers individual counseling, support groups, safety planning, legal advocacy and referrals. Call the hotline (718) 499-2151 M-F, 9-5 pm.

African American Planning Commission, Inc.

Offers information on housing and support services, electronic forums for people affected by domestic violence. (718) 218-7254

Day One

provides help for victims of domestic or dating violence ages 18-28. (212) 566-8120

Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 621-HOPE (4673) Bilingual
(800) 810-7444 Hearing Impaired

DV Guide

Comprehensive listing of resources for those affected by domestic violence, including websites to assist with finding shelter or housing/relocation, legal advice, counseling, lock and document replacement.

Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

A website for adults and kids containing information and resources coping with domestic violence.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza)

A group of nationally recognized advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence all working together to end domestic violence in Latino communities.
(646) 672-1404 (800) 342-9908
English and Spanish website

New York Asian Women’s Center

Provides direct services (safe shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy) in language and culturally appropriate settings. Languages include Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and other Asian languages. Serves undocumented persons.
(888) 888-7702

New York State Attorney General’s Office

Contains advice, phone numbers, and important steps for people in an abusive relationship to take.
(800) 771-7755

Safe Horizon

Provides support, prevents violence, promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Services include counseling and support groups, legal help, shelter, practical and financial assistance.
(800) 621-HOPE (4673) Bilingual

Sakhi for South Asian Women

Confidential advocacy, referral, support services for battered South Asian Women. For Asian Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Pakistani and Sri Lankan women. (212) 868-6741

Sanctuary for Families

Dedicated to the safety, healing and self-sufficiency of battered women and their children. Offer such services as shelter, legal help, and counseling. English: (800) 942-6906; Spanish: (800) 942-6908;
Gay and Lesbian: (212) 714-1141

Victim Services Agency

(800) 247-8035
(718) 923-4325

Women’s Law.Org

state-by-state legal information for women living with or escaping domestic violence. Use pull-down menu on left to access information by state. Find out about obtaining an order of protection, custody laws, divorce. English and Spanish versions.