The Kings County District Attorney’s Office monitors a 24 hour hotline for victims and those with knowledge of sex trafficking. The number is 718-250-2770. Additionally, the office offers comprehensive serivices to victims through the District Attorney’s Counseling Services Unit. These services are available weekdays from 9AM to 5PM. To make an appointment call 718-250-3820.
A guide to further resources can be found at the NYC Let’s End Human Trafficking website.
New York District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Hotline – 212-335-3400
National Human Trafficking Hotline – 888-373-7888
Use this hotline to report a tip, connect with anti-trafficking services in your area, or to request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources. 24/7
Provides targeted outreach and specialized services to victims of sex trafficking. This project provides legal advice and representation, clinical services, and a wide range of referral resources ranging from medical screening and care to impatient and outpatient substance abuse programs.
If you are a trafficking victim in NYC interested in applying for public assistance or are interested in a work waiver for a trafficking-related reason (fear of retaliation, busy schedule due to compliance with law enforcement, etc.), please contact Kevitt Adler (email@example.com) at Sanctuary for Families.
PO Box 1406, Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
Phone: (212) 349 – 6009
Bronx Community Office
PO Box 911, Hub Station
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 993–5990
Safe Horizon: Anti-Trafficking Program – 718-943-8652
The Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon assists women, men, and children who are victims of labor and sex trafficking. Since its founding, the Anti-Trafficking Program has helped in over 360 cases within and outside the New York metropolitan area, giving human trafficking survivors from more than 60 countries the means to truly escape modern-day slavery.
24-hour toll-free Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
This program provides tailored services that are victim-centered and implements an empowerment model that focuses on restoring a client’s freedom and identity through validation, community and a celebration of strengths. Currently, Restore offers specialized services for the Korean and Chinese immigrant population. Restore’s direct services include: individual counseling, case management, medical advocacy, court advocacy, mentoring program, movement therapy, community outreach & a long-term safe houses.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 1003
New York, NY 10274-1003
Local Organizations and Referrals
In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.
New York, NY
New York Asian Women’s Center
Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, NY
24 hr. Hotline: 1-888-888-7702
Volunteer Opportunities: 212-732-0054 Ext. 127
Volunteer Opportunities Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City Bar Justice Center – Immigrant Women & Children Project
New York, NY
Immigration Intake Line: 212-382-4711
Newark, New Jersey Office
P.O. Box 32489 Newark, NJ 07102
Sex Workers Project/ Urban Justice Center – 646-602-5617
For both sex workers and trafficking victims. Services available in many languages to victims of sex and labor trafficking. Services offered in community education/training, court/police accompaniment, DV, immigration, legal services, long term counseling, referrals and trafficking victim services. Provides assistance in vacating prostitution convictions. Call Monday-Friday 10-6.
NY Asian Women’s Center (Project Free) – 888-888-7702 | 212-732-0054 x133 (24/7 multilingual hotline)
Services available in Chinese Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Laos, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali for victims of sex and labor trafficking and domestic violence. Services offered include community education/training, police accompaniment, crisis counseling, domestic violence, immigration, emergency assistance/transportation, health services, long term counseling, public assistance, referrals, shelter/housing assistance, emergency housing, stalking and trafficking victim services. The New York Asian Women’s Center helps women and their children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives. The Center provides a safe haven through multi-lingual support programs and shelter services. In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.
New York Asian Women’s Center
39 Bowery, PMB 375
New York, NY 10002
Open: Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture – 212-562-8713
Provides medical services, mental health services, social services, and legal advocacy.
462 First Avenue, CD732
New York, NY 10016
Catholic Charities Community Services, Arch. of New York – 888-744-7900 (helpline)
Whether it is an employer who refuses to pay the appropriate wages for work or a practitioner who charges for services and then doesn’t provide them, immigrants are common targets for exploitation. Unfortunately many immigrants turn to neighborhood notarios, law offices or community groups for assistance only to become the victim of a high-cost scam can cause problems for years to come. Catholic Charities prevents the exploitation of immigrants by providing honest information in multiple languages and quality legal consultation. Catholic Charities operates the NYS New Americans Hotline which provide information and referral on immigration and refugee related matters.
To find a Catholic Charities agency that prevents the exploitation of immigrants click here.
If you have a question about an immigration matter, please call the New Americans Hotline (formerly known as the New York State Immigration Hotline) at 800-566-7636, between 9 am and 8 pm EST, Monday – Friday. For help finding other services you may need please call the Catholic Charities Help line at: 888-744-7900.
CMP • Refugee/Asylee Program – 212-571-1690 x246
Provides community education and training, English as a second language classes, job training, legal services, j placement help, etc. Available languages: Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese.
70 Mulberry Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project – 646-344-7245
Provides immigration services.
Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc. – 585-325-3050
Provides legal services, trafficking victim services, immigrant services, sex trafficking and labor trafficking resources, etc to all low-wage workers, with a specialization in farmworkers’ rights. Available languages: Spanish, Haitian, Creole.
Rochester Office: 1187 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14609
Kingston Office: 9 Main Street Kingston, NY 12401
Albany Office: 33 Central Ave Albany, NY 12210
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island – 718-449-5000
Provides community education and training, immigration services, English as a second language classes, emergency assistance and transportation, job training, legal services, referrals, sex and labor trafficking resources, etc. Available languages: Spanish, Russian.
Program Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-2pm
3001 West 37th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Main Street Legal Services, Inc. • Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic, International Women’s Rights Clinic – 718-340-4300
Services Provided: Domestic Violence (General), Immigration, Trafficking Victims Services
Languages: Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
65-21 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11367
Services Provided: Community Education/Training, Court/Police Accompaniment, Crisis Counseling, Domestic Violence (General), Immigration, English as a Second Language, Emergency Assistance/Transportation, Legal Services, Long Term Counseling, Public Assistance, Referrals, Shelter/Housing Assistance, Emergency Housing (Adult and Children), Stalking, Trafficking Victim Services
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, Queens, NY
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation – 212-822-8300
Services Provided: Immigration, English as a Second Language, Job Training. Program Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm • Fee: None. Languages: Spanish.
45 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033
St. Luke’s –Roosevelt Hospital – Crime Victims Treatment Center – 212-523-4728
Youth Focused Organizations
Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), Gateways – 917-808-4800
Services provided in English and Spanish to female minors who are victims of sex trafficking. Services include residential treatment, court/police accompaniment, crisis counseling, DV, Emergency Assistance/transportation, health services, HIV/AIDS, job training, legal services, longer term counseling, public assistance, referrals, sexual assault, shelter/housing assistance, emergency housing (children), trafficking victims services, recreational therapy, family/group counseling. 858 E. 29th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210 Available 24/7.
GEMS – 212-926-8089
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS was founded in 1999 by Rachel Lloyd, a young woman who had been sexually exploited as a teenager. GEMS has helped hundreds of young women and girls, ages 12-21, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and to develop to their full potential. GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change.
Covenant House – 800-388-3888 (hotline)
Provides crisis counseling for teens and their caregivers, a toll-free number to assist children any time of the day, emergency shelter for runaway teens and services to help children and teens on the streets who are victims of prostitution.
461 Eighth Avenue
New York NY, 10001
Manhattan DA, Victim Assistance Center – 212-335-3400
New York County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Program Referral and Tip Hotline
80 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Office of Victims Services – 800-247-8035
Provides compensation to innocent victims of crime for their out-of-pocket losses not covered by insurance or any third party associated with the crime. Required to provide services in any language.
55 Hanson Place, 10th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Contact Person: Deputy Director for Claims
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division – 212-264-8185
Services Provided: Community Education/Training, Referrals, Investigate Employers, Compute and Recover Back Wages. Multi-Lingual Services.
26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3700
New York, NY 10278
Direct Line for Task Force: 646-587-5395
Contact Person: Kim Fung
Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) – 800-246-4646
Offers services to runaway and homeless youth including those who are pregnant/parenting or sexually-exploited. Services available include drop-in centers, youth employment, after school and literacy programs and crisis shelter. (12pm-9pm)
A single state agency responsible for the implementation of services to refugees and for the administration of programs targeted at immigrants.
BRIA’s programs and services:
- provide assistance to refugees and their families in achieving economic and social self-sufficiency;
- help repatriated citizens arrive safely at home;
- provide assistance to victims of human trafficking; and
- assure proper foster care for unaccompanied refugee and entrant minors.
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability
Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
40 North Pearl Street, 10C
Albany, New York 12243
Phone: (518) 402-3096
Safe Horizon – 718- 943-8631
Anti-trafficking program. NYC Regional Service Provider. 50 Court Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Monday-Friday 9-5.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Victim assistance program. Contact Tenaz H. Dubash, Victim Assistance Specialist, email@example.com 646-230-3471
Women in Need, Inc. – 212-695-4758
Offers services to homeless women with children who are referred by DHS (PATH) regarding DV, HIV/AIDS, referrals, shelther/housing assistance and substance abuse treatment for women. (9am-5pm)
Safe Horizon: Streetwork Project – 800.708.6600
The Streetwork Project is committed to reaching out to homeless and disenfranchised youth of NYC, offering them respite from hunger, cold, loneliness and fear and the opportunity to reclaim for themselves a sense of dignity and self-worth. Streetwork clients (children, teens and young adults up to age 24) are provided with the following free services after intake: legal, medical and psychiatric services, individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, help in obtaining identification, emergency and crisis housing, GED preparation and support, help in obtaining Medicaid and other benefits, hot meals, showers, clothing, wellness activities including acupuncture, yoga, nutritional counseling, HIV prevention counseling, parenting groups, drop-in groups and the opportunity to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting.
- Uptown: Monday/Tue/Thurs/Fri Intake at 10:15am, 212-695-2220, Overnight – 917-804-9758 (209 W 25th Street)
- Lower East Side: Tues/Thurs/Fri Intake at 10:15am. 646-602-6404 Overnight – 646-342-9861 (33 Essex Street)
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