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Domestic Violence

NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

New York City Family Justice Centers serve as one-stop centers for victims of domestic violence; clients need only to go to one office to have all their needs met. Services include comprehensive safety planning, case management, counseling, criminal justice and civil legal advocacy, and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence, elder abuse and sex trafficking. Locations in all five boroughs can be found at


Call the City’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-4673 for immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources.

African American Planning Commission, Inc.

The AAPC offers the Serenity House as well as the Renee Steedley Family Residence to assist victims of domestic abuse. The Serenity House is a refuge for survivors of domestic abuse who have exceeded their maximum stay (90 days) in an emergency shelter. The Renee Steedley Family Residence offers survivors the opportunity to reside in a secured environment for up to six months or more, as needed. For more information, go to their website and look under “Programs & Services” and “Domestic Violence Initiatives.” Call the Serenity House at (718) 218-7254 and the Renee Steedley Family Residence at (718) 618-7617.


Day One

Provides community education about abuse, a Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), a Youth Voices Network, and direct services including legal advice, information, and full representation for youth seeking orders of protection, custody/visitation, child support and/or domestic violence-based immigration help. (800) 214-4150

Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides information and support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and their family and friends. Provides help for abusive partners. Call their hotline at (800) 621-HOPE (4673) (Bilingual) or (800) 810-7444 (Hearing Impaired). Online chat is also available.


Greenwich House

Offers, via the Children’s Safety Project, counseling 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. 210 Canal Street, Suite 403, New York, NY 10013 (917) 261-4598 ext. 232

Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

A website for adults and kids containing information and resources coping with domestic violence. Centers thoughout New York City. Call the hotline at (877) 878-4 JOE

NYC Hope

Provides free and confidential assistance to victims of domestic abuse and their supporters. Look on the website under “Get Help” to search their research directory that includes information about organizations that work with survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in all five boroughs. Call the hotline at (800) 621-4673

NYS Office of Victim Services

The OVS offers help for crime victims, guidance for victim service providers, and help filing a claim for compensation. Visit their website and call (800) 247-8035 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for assistance and information.

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, shelter, legal advocacy and referrals. Call the 24-hour hotline (718) 499-2151.

Safe Horizon

Provides support, prevents violence, promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Information about domestic violence, child abuse, rape and sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and youth homelessness.  Services include counseling and support groups, legal help, shelter, practical and financial assistance. Call the bilingual hotline at (800) 621-HOPE (4673)

Sakhi for South Asian Women

Confidential advocacy, referral, support services for South Asian Women. Look on the website under “Our Approach” for a list of services offered. Call the hotline at (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. Call the hotline at (212) 349-6009 ext. 221

Violence Intervention Program

For women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence (either physical or mental). This agency offers counseling, case management, safe housing and supportive services. Call the 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.

Woman Kind

Provides direct services (safe shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy) in English, Spanish and 18+ Asian languages and dialects. Call the 24-hour hotline for more information at (888) 888-7702

Women’s Law.Org

State-by-state legal information for women living with or escaping domestic violence. Find out about obtaining an order of protection, custody laws, divorce, immigration, and preparing yourself for court under “Legal information.” Learn more about domestic violence, sexual assault, and other specific forms of abuse under “About Abuse.” English and Spanish versions.