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Best of the Web: Community Information » Domestic Violence

  • From the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, a listing of services to immigrants who are the victims of domestic violence. Services include shelter and legal assistance, prenatal care, and hotlines. Call 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) for help in over 150 languages.
  • The Center Against Domestic Violence operates shelters to house and feed women and children who are homeless because of domestic violence. In addition, they provide supportive services, including counseling and children's programs, to battered women and children. A 24-hour hotline is available at 718-439-1000.
  • Download the entire Domestic Violence Handbook (published by the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence) or link directly to whatever section within the handbook interests you most. Topics include: program lists by county, what the police can do for you, what to expect in court, and getting help from the Dept. of Social Services.
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund is working to build a grassroots movement to end abuse in the United States and around the world, pioneering innovative and effective prevention strategies, fighting daily for women, children, immigrants, and low income workers, and supporting non-governmental organizations worldwide.
  • JASA offers the following elder abuse services to older adults living in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties: counseling and legal representation for elderly abuse victims by attorney/social work teams, development of safety plans, and support groups.
  • JASA offers case management at 21 social service offices throughout NYC and Long Island. Services include help in securing services such as home care, EISEP, transportation, and long term care.

  • JASA offers the following services to older adult immigrants living in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties: assistance with naturalization, English and civics classes, and cultural programs.
  • Included in JASA's range of social services offered to older adults living in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties are mental health services and caregivers respite services.
  • Site offers a publications list, services for victims (including police, courts, housing, counseling), and special issues (victims with disabilities elder abuse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender immigrants and teenagers).
  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence helps to create and influence federal legislation that positively effects the lives of battered women and children.
  • The New York Asian Womens Center helps battered Asian women overcome violence and govern their own lives, free of abuse. The Center also works to raise public awareness about domestic violence, advocate for the rights of battered women, and create an agenda for social change. Information is available in a number of Asian languages.
  • The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is the nation's largest crime-victim service agency for the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and HIV-affected communities. AVP assists victims of bias and pick-up crimes, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and HIV-related violence. Legal services are available. A 24-hour hotline offering help in English and Spanish is available at 212-714-1141.
  • The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the only statewide, non-profit organization in New York State whose primary goal is the elimination of domestic violence. Coalition members include domestic violence programs, shelters, safe homes projects, advocacy and counseling projects, as well as other community agencies and individuals who share the goal of eradicating domestic violence through advocacy, education, public awareness, and program development. Hotlines provide help in English (1-800-942-6906) and Spanish (1-800-942-6908).
  • Listing of hotline numbers and websites where victims of domestic violence can get help. Includes information on counseling, referral, advocacy, children's, and legal services. Lists area hospitals with domestic violence coordinators. A hotline, 1-800-621-HOPE (4673), provides help in over 150 languages.
  • The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence was created to improve the response of the State and local communities to domestic violence. Information on the site includes help for victims as well as a listing of domestic violence services by county. Information is also available in Spanish.
  • Safe Horizon is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country. Services include those for survivors of domestic violence, stalking, rape, and sexual assault survivors of state-sponsored torture or human trafficking youth involved in abusive relationships and homeless/street-involved youth. Legal representation is available for low-income and indigent victims of domestic violence for some legal proceedings.
  • Sakhi for South Asian Women, is a non-profit and community-based anti-domestic violence organization. Sakhi works with women of South Asian origin including women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, as well as the South Asian Diaspora.
  • Sanctuary for Families is dedicated to meeting the needs of victims of domestic violence, while advocating for societal change and raising public awareness to end violence against all women and their children.