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Community Resources

Suicide Hotlines

Samaritans
(212) 673-3000
Provides emotional support through completely confidential 24-hour crisis response hotline.
 
Lifenet
(800) Lifenet
Multicultural crisis center with phone counselors providing behavioral assessment, interventions and referrals in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.
 
Save
(800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
 
Peer Listening Line
(800) 399-PEER
Talk to gay friendly volunteers about safer sex, coming out, HIV and AIDS, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence.
 
Covenant House National Nine Line
(800) 999-9999
Crisis hotline for youth and parents. Offers information about shelter, referrals, crisis intervention and health clinic.
 

Domestic Violence Services

Safe Horizons NYC Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 621-HOPE (4673)
Safe Horizon provides counseling and support for victims of domestic violence, stalking, victims of crime and sexual assault.
 
NYS Domestic Violence Hotline
English and Spanish (800) 942- 6906
Hotline provides domestic violence resources in your community.
 
Sanctuary for Families
(212) 349-6009 x 221
Provides counseling, case management, legal services and housing services to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence.
 
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Offers confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for safety.
 
Lifenet
(800) Lifenet
Multicultural crisis center with phone counselors providing behavioral assessment, interventions and referrals in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.
 

Sex Crimes/Sex Assault

Mt. Sinai St. Luke's Crime Victims Treatment Center
(212) 523-4728
Respectful treatment of survivors of family and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and other forms of violence and crime.
 
Mt. Sinai Hospital
(212) 423-2140
Counseling for survivors of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and support services for friends and family, Emergency Room and Legal Advocacy.
 
NYPD Crisis Hotline
(212) 267-RAPE
 
NYPD Special Victims 24 Hour Report Line
(646) 610-7273
 
 

Counseling and Psychiatry

Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
(212) 362-8755
Services include individual psychotherapy, play therapy, couples communication, family counseling, group counseling, psychological testing and medication therapy, and substance abuse treatment. Bilingual Spanish therapy is available.
 
William F. Ryan Center Clinic
(212) 749-1820
Provides confidential mental health services for adults, teens and children. Services include individual, group, and family therapy; relationship and grief therapy; domestic violence counseling and safety planning; crisis intervention; psychiatric evaluation; case management; information and referral.
 
Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling
(212) 989-2990
Offers individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy to clients with a range of issues including (but not limited to) family problems, relationship concerns, vocational issues, and financial difficulties.
 
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
(212) 576-4104
Provides a range of clinic services to both adults and children including individual therapy, group therapy, play therapy for children, couples and family therapy, psychological testing, substance abuse counseling, anger management counseling, case management, peer-to-peer support and medication consultation and management.
 
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
(212) 333-3444
Offers a full range of services including individual and group therapy in addition to more specialized treatment services for trauma, eating disorders, couples and families and the LGBTQ identified community.
 

Substance Abuse

Mt. Sinai West/ The Addiction Institute of New York
(212) 523-6491
Treatment for alcohol and drug dependency.
 
The Bridge
(212) 663-3000
Mental health, substance abuse treatment, housing, job assistance, healthcare education and creative art therapies.
 
Phoenix House
(844) 294-4684
Provides individualized holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
 
SAMSHA Treatment Referral Hotline
(800) 662-HELP
Confidential, free 24-hour information service for individuals and families facing mental health and substance abuse disorders. The service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community based organizations.
 
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
 
Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve step program and attending group meetings.
 
Al-Anon
At Al-Anon meetings family and friends of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al-Anon program to their own situations. They learn they are not alone in the problems they face whether the person continues to drink or not.
 
 

Housing and Legal Services

Legal Aid Hotlines
Immigration Law (212) 577-3456
Employment Law (218) 888-6974
Homeless Family Rights Hotline (800) 649-9125
The Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit organization providing free legal services to individuals and families in New York.
 
The Bronx Defenders
(718) 838-7878
Provides innovative holistic and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, civil legal services, social work and advocacy to people of the Bronx.
 
Manhattan Housing Court Project
(212) 577-3300
Housing Court representation and welfare advocacy.
 
New York State Immigration Hotline
(212) 419-3737
Responds to general questions about immigration and naturalization benefits, requirements and procedures.
 
Single Stop
Helps students identify low cost healthcare, nutrition assistance and financial aid.
 

Eating Disorder Resources

Eating Disorders Resource Center
(212) 989-3987
Offer individual, group, family and couples treatment for clients with bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia and body dysmorphia.
 
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia) (212) 333-3444
Individual therapy for clients with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity.
 
Mt. Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program
(212) 659-8724
Offers treatment interventions for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and obesity.
 
The Renfrew Center of New York
(800) Renfrew
Treatment for eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and women’s issues.