WHERE TO SEEK HELP
In an emergency, call 911 — or your local emergency number or law enforcement agency. The following resources also can help:
CONNECT Safe Families, Peaceful Communities
127 W 127th Street New York, NY 1027
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Someone you trust. Turn to a friend, loved one, neighbor, co-worker, or religious or spiritual adviser for support.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
Hope Line (800) 621-HOPE – (800-621-4673)
Safe Horizon 212-577-7777 – Shelter resource for 5 boroughs
Call the hotline for crisis intervention and referrals to resources, such as women's shelters.
Your health care provider. Doctors and nurses will treat injuries and can refer you to safe housing and other local resources.
A local women's shelter or crisis center. Shelters and crisis center typically provide 24-hour emergency shelter, as well as advice on legal matters and advocacy and support services.
A counseling or mental health center. Counseling and support groups for women in abusive relationships are available in most communities.
A local court. Your district court can help you obtain a restraining order that legally mandates the abuser to stay away from you or face arrest. Local advocates might be available to help guide you through the process.
Family Justice Centers – they are in all the boroughs