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.

 

NYC Helplines:

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

 

Legal Help:

 

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: OCDV_DVRT@cityhall.nyc.gov or visit www.nyc.gov/domestic 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.

 

 

 

Tel: 718-785-0516

113-41 Farmers Blvd. St. Albans NY 11412