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Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence

A guide to information and resources about sexual harassment and sexual violence

National Resources

State Resources

  • New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Domestic violence and sexual violence service providers may offer: 24-hour hotlines, legal advocacy, counseling, emotional support, information and referral services, transitional housing, emergency shelter and assistance with appointments to court or the hospital for a forensic rape exam.
  • New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) provides training, support, technical assistance and advocacy to local direct service domestic violence programs across New York State. NYSCADV works to create and support the social change necessary to prevent and confront all forms of domestic violence.
  • New York State Domestic Violence Program Directory List of programs by county from the NY State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

County Resources

NASSAU COUNTY

  • Circulo de la Hispanidad, Inc. – Salva Domestic Violence Program (516) 889-2849 - Provides non-residential domestic violence services.  OCFS Licensed and Approved.
  • L.I. Against Domestic Violence  24-Hour Hotline: 631-666-8833 Provides a range of services that help over 14,000 Long Island adults and children each year to escape from abusive relationships and build new lives. Founded in 1976, they are a regional pioneer and leader in empowering victims and survivors, providing them with shelter and support, and working with law enforcement and the community to prevent abuse.
  • Long Island Anti-Violence Project (516) 323-0011 - Provides non-residential domestic violence services to LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • The Safe Center LI (516) 542-0404 - Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.

SUFFOLK COUNTY

  • Brighter Tomorrows, Inc. (631) 395-1800 - Provides residential, transitional and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.
  • Long Island Anti-Violence Project (516) 323-0011 - Provides non-residential domestic violence services to LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence
  • L.I. Against Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline: 631-666-8833 - Provides a range of services that help over 14,000 Long Island adults and children each year to escape from abusive relationships and build new lives. Founded in 1976, they are a regional pioneer and leader in empowering victims and survivors, providing them with shelter and support, and working with law enforcement and the community to prevent abuse.
  • The Retreat, Inc. (631) 329-2200 - Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.
  • Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) (631) 360-3606 - Provides non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.

DUTCHESS COUNTY

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Fearless! Hudson Valley Inc. 845-562-5340 - Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved

New York City Area Resources

NEW YORK CITY AREA – NYC DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE (800) 621-HOPE (4673)

The programs below are listed in alphabetical order and are not listed by the borough as most programs in NYC will provide services to people from any of the 5 boroughs.

Domestic Violence Hotline Numbers:

  • NYC Area– NYC Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
  • New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & Español/Multi-language accessibility): 1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • New York State Chat/Text hotline: Text at 844.997.2121 / Chat: https://opdv.ny.gov/chat.html
  • National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) 
  • National Deaf Hotline Videophone 9am-5pm M-F 1-855-812-1001 or deafhelp@thehotline.org