Resources

24-hour Intimate Partner Violence Hotlines

  • New York City Domestic Violence Hotline | 800-621-4673 (voice), 866-604-5350 (TTY) | Website: www.safehorizon.org | 24-Hour Hotline confidential hotline provide one-on-one support including: crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter and information about resources.  Assistance offered in any language. 

  • New York State Domestic Violence Hotline | English: 800-942-6906 (voice), 800-818-0656 (TTY) | Website: http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html | 24-hour confidential domestic violence hotline for crisis help, safety planning, emotional support,  and help finding resources in your area including safe shelter, advocacy, counseling, and legal assistance with multi-language accessibility.   

  • National Domestic Violence Deaf Hotline | 800-787-3224 (TTY), Video Phone at 1-855-812-1001: Monday to Friday 9AM - 5PM PST | Email: deafhelp@thehotline.org | Website: http://www.thehotline.org/help/deaf-services/ | The Hotline connects Deaf survivors to advocates that are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help.  

  • Violence Intervention Program | 800-664-5880 | Website: Violence Intervention Program, Inc. | Bi-lingual English/Spanish hotline, 24-hours a day/7 days a week including holidays. Counselors can help you access counseling, housing, legal, financial, immigration, health employment and other domestic violence related support.   

  • WOMANKIND | 1-888-888-7702 | Multi-language hotline, speak to staff in up to 11 languages and dialects. Get general questions about domestic violence, New York Asian Women's Center services and receive referrals to other organizations and agencies when appropriate. 

24-hour LGBTQIA+ Sexual Violence Hotlines, Crisis and Online Support

  • Anti-Violence Project 24 Hour English/Spanish Hotline | 212-714-1141 | AVP 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.   

  • The Trevor Project | 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) | Website: Thetrevorproject.org | The Trevor Project is a national hotline for LGBT and questioning youth.   

  • Trans Lifeline | 877-565-8860 | This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. Their goal is to prevent self-harm and welcome the call of any transgender person in need.  The Trans lifeline will do their best to connect you to services. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call. 

  • The GLBT National Help Center NYC local hotline | 212-989-0999 (Monday - Friday, 4pm-midnight, Saturday 12pm-5pm | The GLBT National Help Center directly operates a local hotline in New York City providing peer-support as well as information and local resources. 

  • It Gets Better Project | Website: http://www.itgetsbetter.org | Mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. 

LGBTQIA+ Emergency Housing

  • Ali Forney Day Center | (212) 206-0574 | Website: aliforneycenter.org | 321 W 125th St 10027 | Drop-in, shelter, food, support groups/counseling, medical services for homeless youth 16-24. Hours: 10am-6pm.  

  • Covenant House | (212) 613-0300 | Website: ny.covenanthouse.org | 460 W 41st St 10036 | Emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling, clothing for youth 16-24. 24/7. 

  • Marsha’s House | Website: projectrenewal.org/homes | DHS Shelter in the Bronx for LGBTQ people under 30. Must go to DHS intake shelter first to receive CARES ID# and then transfer. Contact Kellie Rivera, Director of Social Services  Kellie.Rivera@projectrenewal.org   or (212) 913-9993 x254 

  • Streetwork Project Drop-In | Website: safehorizon.org | Harlem: (212) 695-2220 | 209 W 125th St 10027 | Lower East Side: (646) 602-6404 | Tues, Thurs & Fri: 3-7 | 33 Essex St 10002 | Meals, showers, clothing, access to medical/mental health care, legal assistance, HIV testing/education, obtaining identification/benefits, links to shelter, housing advocacy.  

  • Metropolitan Community Church | 446 W 36th St 10018 | Drop-in services Mon-Sat 5-9 p.m. Emergency shelter for youth under 24. Referral required. 

  • Trinity Place Shelter | (646) 580-7045 | Website: trinityplaceshelter.org | 164 W 100th St 10025 | Transitional housing shelter for youth 18-24. Must be referred by social worker or case manager. No drop-in. Contact genderresources@ccny.cuny.edu for referrals. 

LGBTQ+ Borough Centers

Provides services and support to the borough's LGBT+ residents through programming, partnerships and positive, life-affirming activities.   

  • Audre Lorde Project: Brooklyn | 718-596-0342 | 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

  • Audre Lorde Project: Manhattan | 212-463-0342, 212-463-0344 | 147 W 24 St, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011 

  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center | 718-423-5309 | 4 MetroTech Brooklyn, NY 11201  

  • Rainbow Heights Club | 718-852-2584 | 5 Flatbush Ave. 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217   

  • Queens Pride House | 347-889-7719 | 76-11 37th Ave, Suite 206Jackson Heights, NY 11372  

  • Staten Island LGBT Center | 718-808-1360 | 25 Victory Blvd, 3rd Floor Staten Island, NY 10301  

Intimate Partner/Dating/Domestic Violence

  • 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 | Main Line: 212-566-8120 | Legal Helpline: 800-214-4150 | Website: dayoneny.org | 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 precent to file criminal reports and advocacy. 

  • Sanctuary For Families | 212-347-6009 | Website: sanctuaryforfamilies.com | Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims and their children with shelter/housing assistance, counseling, advocacy, referrals, support groups and legal services.  Services are available in English, Spanish, French and other languages.  

  • WOMANKIND | 1-888-888-7702 (24 hour hotline) | Website: nyawc.org | 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.  

  • Sakhi for South Asian Women | 212-868-6741 (Helpline) | 212-714-9153 (Office number) | Email: contactus@sakhi.org | Website: sakhi.org | Sakhi for South Asian Women provides trauma informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate supportive services, including crisis intervention, access to mental health and health care providers, and ongoing emotional support to nurture the healing process of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Services include trauma informed care, referrals to legal consultations and representations, referrals to short and long term counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, emotional support, accompaniments, and access to medical care. 

  • Barrier Free Living, Inc. | (212) 533-4358 (voice/TTY hotline) | Website: bflnyc.org | 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. 

Last Updated: 04/07/2022 17:19