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Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC)
- The Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center is located on Manhattan's Upper West Side. They offer a full range of free services for victims of violence including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group counseling and psychiatric consultation. CVTC’s diverse staff of New York State licensed and certified professionals includes clinical social workers, a therapist, a psychiatrist, and a legal advocate. All are experts in the treatment of emotional trauma caused by victimization and have a combined total of over 150 years of experience. They also have over 170 dedicated volunteer advocates who are trained to provide emergency room crisis intervention, advocacy and emotional support for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors and their families.
- Phone: (212) 523-4728
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Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE)
- The Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE) is offered through the Department of Social Work at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. DOVE provides free, compassionate and comprehensive care to victims of violence crimes for ages 12 and above including, domestic violence, physical and sexual assault and elder abuse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DOVE collaborates and coordinates provision of case with other service providers in order to develop, expand and strengthen the array and delivery of comprehensive services to the adults and families affected by violence crime. There are also volunteer opportunities available for anyone looking to serve as a volunteer advocate.
- Address: New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168 Street
New York, NY 10032
- Phone: 212-305-9060
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The Rape, Abuse and Incest, National Network (RAINN)
- Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines at (800) 656-HOPE (4673) and online.rainn.org. Whether you are more comfortable on the telephone or online, RAINN has services that can guide you in your recovery. At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the first secure web-based crisis hotline providing live and anonymous support through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging.
Anti Violence Project 24 Hour English/Spanish Hotline
- Anti Violence Project operates a free, confidential bilingual 24 hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline that is staffed by volunteers and professional counselors/advocates to offer support to LGBTQ & HIV affected victims and survivors of any type of violence. Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and on-going short or long-term counseling, including other supportive services such as police, court, social services advocacy and accompaniment.
- 24 hour hotline: 212-714-1141
- Phone: 212-714-1184
- Address: 116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038
NYC Family Justice Center
- The New York City Family Justice Centers provide FREE criminal justice, civil legal, and social services all in one location for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, and sex trafficking. Individuals can meet with a prosecutor, speak with a trained counselor, apply for housing and financial assistance in just one place. Children ages 3 and up can play in a children’s room while their parents receive services. Click here for locations. Each Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9am- 5pm, walk-in during these hours – you do not need to make an appointment.
- Day One is an organization that helps young people (under age 24) recognize the signs of abusive relationships, so that they can make healthier choices from day one of dating. Day One provides free legal, individual An organization that helps young people recognize the signs of abusive relationships, so that they can make healthier choices from day one of dating. They provide free, bilingual (English/Spanish) services including: individual counseling, group counseling sessions, LGBTQ survivors support group, case management for clients in need of housing, shelter, public benefits, accompaniment to policy precincts to file criminal reports and advocacy.
- Main Line: 212-566-8120
Legal Helpline: 800-214-4150
Womankind (Formerly the New York Women’s Asian Center)
- 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.
- 1-888-888-7702 (24 hour hotline)
- Barrier Free Living provides services to disabled domestic violence victims, including advocacy, individual counseling, support groups, skills training, shelter referrals and help in obtaining orders of protection. Services are available citywide in English, Spanish, Creole, and American Sign Language.
- (212) 533-4358 (voice/TTY hotline)