Domestic Violence Resources

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline
-provide high quality services to an ever-increasing number of callers.
-Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies.
-Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Methods of Intake: Anyone that is undergoing domestic violence is transferred to the proper advocates.

Legal- Crime Victims Hotline/Crisis Support Line (Safe Horizon)
Mission: Provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
Services: 24/7 toll free hotlines - Connect those in need of help to the Crime Victims Board, 800.247.8035 depending upon what has happened we connect them to the proper official. Hotline advocates (most who are multilingual) provide crisis counseling, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services.
Methods of Intake: Transferred on the Hotline to the proper officials.

New York State Coalition against Domestic Violence
Mission: to eradicate domestic violence and to ensure the provision of effective and appropriate services to victims of domestic violence through community outreach, education, training, technical assistance and policy development.
Services: provided at
Methods of Intake: Depending upon client's situation and location, a transfer is made through the hotline to the proper district.

New York State Child Abuse and Maltreatment Reporting Center
Services: Reports on child abuse, gathers information about the child at stake and send it to the county boards.
Methods of Intake: The hotline is split up into 3 sections (inquires on child abuse, those who are under the age of 18 who are calling, and inquires about reported information) calls are answered by trained child protective specialists, a supervisor is available at all times.

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Mission: To promote positive social change through actions that develop leadership, resources and collaboration within and across communities to end domestic violence and the underlying social tolerance that perpetuates it.
Services: Services provided at

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Services: all services are provided at
Methods of Intake: Clients are transferred to counselors. Or after delegation is clients can be notified of the nearest AA group, treatment providers, upcoming events, etc.

Legal- Sanctuary for Families
Mission: Sanctuary for Families envisions a society in which freedom from domestic violence is a basic human right. They are dedicated to the safety, healing, and self-sufficiency of battered women and their children.
Services: They offer a broad range of high-quality services including shelter, legal assistance, and counseling. We work to end domestic violence and its far-reaching impact through outreach, education, and advocacy, and to create a world where every woman and child lives with dignity.

NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project Hotline
Mission: They look to serve lesbian, gay, transgender and all AIDS affected persons that have experienced violence. They offer confidential services that look to provide comfort and confidence amongst their clients.
Services: Short term, confidential counseling, advocacy services, providing referrals Methods of Intake: Clients will be connected to a counselor, they will discuss their problems and then the counselor will be assigned to the same client in the future. Other people can walk in between 10 and 3 and do an intake in person

St. Vincent's Hospital Rape Crisis Program
Services: They provide short term counseling to males and females 12 and up who are currently experiencing or have experienced sexual abuse. Provide counseling, in English, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin). The hotline and services are provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Methods of Intake: A receptionist will transfer discuss what the client needs and transfer them to the proper services. All with sexual abuse are welcome but those who have had long term counseling are not likely undergo treatment at St. Vincent's, they encourage newer victims and those who are looking for short term help.

Immigration Hotline
Services: The New York State Immigration Hotline responds to general questions about immigration and naturalization benefits, requirements and procedures. The New York State Immigration Hotline provides information and referrals to all NYS OTDA programs serving refugees and immigrants, other immigrant-related public and private programs, and relevant mainstream service programs available throughout New York State.
Methods of Intake: Since the hotline is available in 12 different languages, clients are transferred to proper counselors informing them about immigrations laws. Some are also referred to non-profit organizations

Coney Island Hospital Rape Crisis Program
Services: Medical, Advocacy, Counseling and other Services provided at:
Methods of Intake: Survivors of any crime in Brooklyn, all ages, males and females, significant others, non-offending parents, and undocumented immigrants. Clients can either enter the hospital during business hours (M-F 9am 12am) or call the 24/7 hotline.