Call our Helpline: 212.627.9895
The helpline is open Monday – Friday 9:30AM to 5:30PM.
We also respond to all helpline voicemails.
Women’s Justice NOW (formerly the Service Fund of NOW-NYC) has been providing referrals to help women for more than 25 years. Our Helpline offers referrals for callers who need help with a variety of topics. A big “thank you!” to the Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) for their work on compiling resource for their online Citywide Guide to Services and Resources in New York.
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Legal Services help men, women, and children meet their essential needs and challenge systemic injustices experienced in their daily lives.
Lawhelp.org: (212) 626-7383 (Main)
Online database of legal resources, self-help guides, and referrals to assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families with a variety of legal issues.
Legal Services NYC: (646) 442-3600 (Main)
Citywide agency providing low-income New Yorkers with legal assistance regarding family services, housing, benefits, consumer, education, and other topics. Several offices may also assist with needs of seniors, victims of domestic violence, victims of predatory lending practices, immigrants, and people with HIV.
Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination Legal Clinic
Call our Helpline (212) 627-9895 to learn more about our legal clinic where a volunteer attorney can provide expert guidance for women who face a diverse set of employment discrimination issues such as sexual harassment and pregnancy, gender, and disability discrimination. Speaking with our attorney can help women better understand their rights and guide next step decisions. Our legal clinic is not able to guarantee pro-bono representation.
- Citizenship see also: Immigration
- Consumer Rights
- Criminal Justice
- Divorce & Custody/Family Law
Domestic & Gender-Based Violence
Domestic and Gender-Based Violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the abuse of a spouse or partner. Further, this violence may be directed towards an individual specifically because of his/her gender.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
24-hour hotline and online chat providing free confidential support services to survivors of sexual assault.
Safe Horizon: (800) 621-4673
Citywide agency providing children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse with a 24-hour hotline, shelter, legal assistance, mental health counseling, and other support services.
Health & Mental Health Services
Health and Mental Health services encourage and support the maintenance and restoration of physical and mental health. They provide individuals and families with access to affordable, quality care and offer resources for sustaining healthy lifestyles.
NYC Well: (888) NYC-WELL (692-9355)
24-hour hotline and online chat providing confidential over-the-phone counseling, linkages to local mental health crisis services, and referrals for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Assistance is available in over 200 languages.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
24-hour hotline providing free confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Hotline includes expertise specific to particular populations and groups, including youth, disaster survivors, loss survivors, veterans, LGBTQ, and others. Assistance is available in Spanish.
Available 7 Days A Week, (3pm–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT). Text or chat online with a mental health counselor.
Long-term services, such as home care or adult day care, for individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities who prefer to stay in their homes and communities. Beneficiaries are also assigned a care manager.
New York Medicaid Choice: (888) 401-6582
(888) 329-1541 (TTY)
Provides additional plan information and enrollment assistance.
- Abortion, Birth Control, & Reproductive Health
- Dental Services
- Developmental Health Services
- Disability Services
- Eating Disorders
- Family Medicine
- Hearing Services
- HIV/AIDS Services
- Insurance Providers
- Mental Health & Counseling
- Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinics and Safe Sex
- Substance Abuse
- Tuberculosis (TB) clinics
- Vision Services
- Women’s Health
- Women’s Support Groups
Insurance, Benefits and Social Services
Human Resources Administration (HRA) InfoLine: (888) 692-6116
Hotline for information on New York City benefits: Adult Protective Services, Cash Assistance, Child Support Enforcement, Domestic Violence Support, Energy Assistance, Fraud Prevention, Health Insurance Coverage, HIV/AIDS Services, Long Term Care, SNAP, and the WeCare Program.
311 of New York City: Dial “311”
Hotline for government information and non-emergency services in New York City.
NYC Benefits Assistance
The City of New York can help its residents identify appropriate health care benefits.
- NYC Resources lists links for Medicaid assistance and other public assistance programs.
- ACCESS NYC is a screening tool for Medicaid and other public benefits.
- Individuals can also check Medicaid eligibility and apply for Medicaid or other insurances on the New York State of Health Insurance Marketplace.
Youth & Families
New York Foundling – Crisis Nursery/Family Crisis Center: (888) 435-7553
24/7 care center providing emergency respite services for children (birth to age 10; siblings to age 12) whose parents are temporarily unable to provide care.
Report a Child in Danger: (800) 342-3720
Child abuse and neglect reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Child Abuse and Maltreatment Hotline . If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
Preventive Care and Screening Services strengthen families. Programs mobilize outside assistance to support parents and children in their efforts to remain united. This section also addresses Child Protective Services (CPS).
The Youth category lists programs and services that prepare young men and women for the challenges of adolescence and adulthood, and help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.
Pre-School and Childcare
Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium: (888) 469-5999
Hotline providing referrals for many types of child care and assistance applying for child care subsidies, workshops, and other information; also offers job training and other assistance to child care providers.
Pre-School and Childcare programs provide enrichment for children not yet old enough to enroll in kindergarten.
After-School Programs provide childcare for elementary and middle school youth at hours when students are not in school and parents are not at home. They offer academic, social, and recreational activities and are sometimes referred to as “extended day” programs or “out-of-school-time” (OST).
Food and Hunger
The programs in the Food and Hunger category help individuals and families secure food.