Break the Cycle, Stop the Abuse!
Our goal is to provide the “abused and battered victims” information they can use to either get out of the situation they are currently in or get help from other abused victims that may help them. We add much needed resources daily so check back often. If you think that women are weak because they stay in an abusive relationship, think again. Violence against women and children continues to rise and only with awareness, resources, and guidance, can we help stop the cycle. Remember, abuse can be mental or physical.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.799.7233
(SAFE) 24 hour hotline dedicated to those affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Domestic Violence City-Wide Hotline and Online Resource English: 1-800.942.6906 Spanish: 1-800.942.6908
All languages, 24 hours, referred to shelters, legal assistance, counseling, other benefits.
Violence Intervention Program, INC. – 800.664.5880
Provides bilingual (Spanish/English) services to women over 18 who are victims and/or survivors of domestic violence, including hotline services, non-residential services, emergency safe-dwellings and transitional housing.
Battered Women’s Legal Hotline – 718.624.7700
Sexual Assault/Incest hotline – 212.227.3000
Domestic Violence Hotline – 800.621.4673 (English/Spanish)
Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) - 24 HOURS HOTLINE: 212.568.6616
District Attorney Domestic Violence Bureau
To report abuse, seek official help, or find out more information regarding the law and domestic violence.
Richmond County: 718.556.7124
Kings County: Counseling 718.250.3820 General contact 718.250.3300
Queens County: 718.286.2900
New York County: 212.335.4300
Women’s Law Initiative
Valuable online resource guide compiled by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services – Sanctuary for Families – 212.349.6009
Provides advocacy, information, and legal representation in orders of protection, custody, visitation, immigration and divorce in domestic violence cases.
Connect, Inc. – 212.683.0605
Provides legal information and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence.
Break the Cycle – 888.988.TEEN
National program for young victims of domestic violence and abuse (ages 12-22). Provides free legal services and advocacy.
Safe Horizon – 800.621.HOPE (4673)
Hotline, crisis intervention, domestic violence/immigration (abuse, asylum, VAWA) law projects for low income women, court help, counseling/support groups, referrals, and shelter. Community program in every borough for all victims of violent crime (elder abuse, homicide/families of, sexual assault, domestic violence). Spanish, French, Haitian-Creole.
New York City Family Justice Center
Manhattan: 80 Centre Street | (212) 602-2800
Brooklyn: 350 Jay Street, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 718.250.5111, select 6
Queens: 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 | 718.575.4500
Bronx: 198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 1045 | 718.575.4500
Staten Island Domestic Violence Response Team: Call 3-1-1 for information and referrals. To learn more: or visit violence
Walk-In Services for Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx
NYC Family Justice Centers provide case management, counseling (one-on-one and support groups), legal information on family matters, including custody, visitation and immigration, prosecution, self-sufficiency services and a children’s room.
Clients may walk-in to any FJC for services anytime Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Clients do not need to make an appointment. The FJC has partner organizations with staff members who speak more than 20 languages. In addition, interpretation services are available for over 150 languages at the FJC.
Main Street Legal Services/CUNY Law School Battered Women’s Clinic - 718.340.4300
St. John’s University law students and attorneys provide legal representation to domestic violence victims in Queens only. Fees are on a sliding scale. Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese
Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Robert B. McKay, Community Outreach Law Program – 212.626.7383
Attorneys prepare waiver applications for battered women applying for permanent residence.
42 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline – 212.626.7383
Offers a legal advice hotline, as well as a referral service for low-income residents. Specializes in matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits. The Legal Hotline is available to low-income New Yorkers.
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Queens Legal Aid Society – 718.286.2450
Provides direct representation and advice to domestic violence victims in orders of protection, custody, visitation, divorce, immigration, housing and public assistance.
Queens Legal Services Corporation Domestic Violence Law & Advocacy Project – 718.657.3133, 718.657.8611
Provides direct representation to battered women in divorce, orders of protection, custody and related family law proceedings.
Harlem Legal Services Family Law Unit – 212.348.7449
Intake by appointment. Provides legal advice and representation to domestic violence victims who live in West Harlem vicinity.
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. - 718.624.3894
Provides legal assistance. Walk in help is available Tues-Thurs, from 10am-4pm at the VLP office at 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights. The VLP has programs in family law, uncontested divorces, consumer debt, and a Senior Legal Education and Assistance Program for the elderly (advance medical directives, wills, etc.)
Note: Free for Brooklyn residents only-income eligibility, call Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to leave a message.
Pro Se Uncontested Divorce Clinic - 718.624.3894
One-on-one Monday through Friday, to help complete the necessary document.
Intakes conducted over the phone and in person Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4 pm (need photo ID and proof of income)
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation - 718.487.2300
Legal representation to domestic violence victims in North and East Brooklyn on custody, visitation, orders of protection, foster care, HIV/AIDS, housing and public benefits.
Brooklyn Legal Services Corp B, Family Law Unit – 718.237.5563 or 718.237.5500
Provides legal advice and representation to domestic violence victims who live in Brooklyn in custody, orders of protection, visitation, child protective, matrimonial and child support cases.