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 https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocdv/get-help/get-help.page.
Call the City’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-4673 for immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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.
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.