National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.799.7233 (SAFE)
24 hour hotline dedicated to those affected by domestic violence and abuse.
- English: 1-800.942.6906
- Spanish: 1-800.942.6908
All languages, 24 hours, referred to shelters, legal assistance, counseling, other benefits.
Violence Intervention Program, INC. – 800.664.5880
Provides bilingual (Spanish/English) services to women over 18 who are victims and/or survivors of domestic violence, including hotline services, non-residential services, emergency safe-dwellings and transitional housing.
Battered Women’s Legal Hotline – 718.624.7700
Sexual Assault/Incest hotline – 212.227.3000
Domestic Violence Hotline – 800.621.4673 (English/Spanish)
Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) - 24 HOURS HOTLINE: 212.568.6616
The Nuevo Amanecer program is a comprehensive Anti-Domestic Violence Program created by founder Mireya Cruz in 1998, providing services to approximately 150 women and their children every year to empower them to live violence free lives.
- Crisis intervention
- Information and referral services.
- Individual Counseling
- Support Groups in Spanish
- Crime Victims Compensation Assistance
- Renacer: A program for children and adolescents witnesses and survivors of domestic violence which offers i group counseling, peer support groups, information and referrals.
To report abuse, seek official help, or find out more information regarding the law and domestic violence.
- Richmond County: 718.556.7124
- Kings County: Counseling 718.250.3820 General contact 718.250.3300
- Queens County: 718.286.2900
- New York County: 212.335.4300
Valuable online resource guide compiled by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Provides advocacy, information, and legal representation in orders of protection, custody, visitation, immigration and divorce in domestic violence cases.
Connect, Inc. – 212.683.0605
Provides legal information and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence.
Break the Cycle – 888.988.TEEN
National program for young victims of domestic violence and abuse (ages 12-22). Provides free legal services and advocacy.
Safe Horizon – 800.621.HOPE (4673)
Hotline, crisis intervention, domestic violence/immigration (abuse, asylum, VAWA) law projects for low income women, court help, counseling/support groups, referrals, and shelter. Community program in every borough for all victims of violent crime (elder abuse, homicide/families of, sexual assault, domestic violence). Spanish, French, Haitian-Creole.
- National number: 1.888.511.3522
- Brooklyn: 350 Jay Street, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 718.250.5111, select 6
- Queens: 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 | 718.575.4500
- Bronx: 198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 1045 | 718.575.4500
Walk-In Services for Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx
NYC Family Justice Centers provide legal information on family matters, immigration and divorce. Lawyers and paralegals are available to meet with clients to provide advice or representation. They assist clients in understanding their legal rights and may be able to assist with family law (custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, orders of protection) matrimonial, or immigration matters, such as visa information or employment authorization.
Clients may walk-in to any FJC for services anytime Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Clients do not need to make an appointment. The FJC has partner organizations with staff members who speak more than 20 languages. In addition, interpretation services are available for over 150 languages at the FJC.
St. John’s University law students and attorneys provide legal representation to domestic violence victims in Queens only. Fees are on a sliding scale. Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese
Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Robert B. McKay, Community Outreach Law Program – 212.626.7383
Attorneys prepare waiver applications for battered women applying for permanent residence.
42 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline – 212.626.7383
Offers a legal advice hotline, as well as a referral service for low-income residents. Specializes in matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits. The Legal Hotline is available to low-income New Yorkers.
- Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Queens Legal Aid Society – 718.286.2450
Provides direct representation and advice to domestic violence victims in orders of protection, custody, visitation, divorce, immigration, housing and public assistance.
Queens Legal Services Corporation Domestic Violence Law & Advocacy Project – 718.657.3133, 718.657.8611
Provides direct representation to battered women in divorce, orders of protection, custody and related family law proceedings.
Harlem Legal Services Family Law Unit – 212.348.7449
Intake by appointment. Provides legal advice and representation to domestic violence victims who live in West Harlem vicinity.
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. - 718.624.3894
Provides legal assistance. Walk in help is available Tues-Thurs, from 10am-4pm at the VLP office at 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights. The VLP has programs in family law, uncontested divorces, consumer debt, and a Senior Legal Education and Assistance Program for the elderly (advance medical directives, wills, etc.)
Note: Free for Brooklyn residents only-income eligibility, call Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to leave a message.
Pro Se Uncontested Divorce Clinic - 718.624.3894
One-on-one Monday through Friday, to help complete the necessary document.
Intakes conducted over the phone and in person Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4 pm (need photo ID and proof of income)
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation - 718.487.2300
Legal representation to domestic violence victims in North and East Brooklyn on custody, visitation, orders of protection, foster care, HIV/AIDS, housing and public benefits.
Brooklyn Legal Services Corp B, Family Law Unit – 718.237.5563 or 718.237.5500
Sanctuary for Families – 212.349.6009 x221
Provides clinical, legal, and shelter support for families affected by domestic violence.
The Children’s Aid Society – Family Wellness Program – 212.503.6842
Provides comprehensive services for families impacted by domestic violence and abuse, including crisis intervention, short-term counseling, legal advocacy, housing, emergency food, financial assistance, and much more.
Crisis intervention, counseling, residential services (shelter).
- Hotline: 718.237.1337
- Office: 212.582.9100
Help USA – 212.238.6068
Offers emergency and transitional housing as well as supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm: 718.254.9134
Free services provided in Spanish, Haitian Creole, polish and French. Services include community education/training, domestic violence, shelter/housing assistance. 25 Chapel Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Park Slope Safe Homes Project – 718.499.2151
24-hour hotline, provides short-term shelter, counseling, advocacy and support groups for battered women and their children in the Park Slope, Brooklyn area. English, Spanish, Arabic.
Palladia - 212.979.8800
Supportive housing for persons diagnosed with HIV. Also, Women in Crisis Case Management: services for women with children, homeless, mental health, or formerly incarcerated.
New York Asian Women’s Center – 888.888.7702 (Multilingual hotline)
NYAWC assists and empowers women survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. NYWAC provides services tailored to Asian women’s cultural, social, economic, and legal circumstances. Their staff collectively speaks over 12 Asian languages including multiple Chinese dialects, many South Asian languages, Koren, and Japanese. NYAWC has the only emergency shelter in New York State addressing the specific needs of abused Asian women. They also offer transitional housing. Free and confidential services provided, regardless of immigration status.
Urban Justice Center – 718.875.5062
Provides advocacy in domestic violence matters where help is needed to obtain police protection. Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Miles Foundation – 203.270.7861
Resources for victims of domestic violence who are in the military/ have spouses in the military/living on base, etc.: E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center – 212.523.4728
Offers counseling, support groups, and help with claims and referrals regarding stalking, sexual abuse, murder of a family member, robbery, assault, incest, domestic violence, and rape.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence – 800.537.2238
Domestic Violence Hotline for Hearing Impaired Individuals
Hotline Deaf Advocates on duty 9 AM – 5 PM M-F
Resources Outside of NYC
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women – 609.584.8107
An extensive network of services & shelters in NJ.
DV Hotline: 1.800.572.SAFE
My Sister’s Place – 914.683.1333
Located in Yonkers. Shelter, support groups, counseling, legal services, teen services
Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – 631.666.8833
Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence-516-542-0404
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