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Family Services

Help for survivors of dating, domestic, and gender-based violence

NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) | NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (OCDV)

1. How it Works

Survivors of sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking, and intimate partner and family violence can get free and confidential services at NYC FJCs.

  • FJC services include:
    • Counseling for adults and children, and mental health services for adults
    • Safety planning, housing, shelter, and other needs
    • Legal help with orders of protection, custody, visitation, divorce, immigration, and housing matters
    • Help filing police reports
    • Financial services, job training, and education program referrals
  • Call the NYC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-621-4673 (HOPE), TTY: 866-604-5350 (if you are hearing impaired), or call 311 and ask for the hotline.
  • Call 911 if you are in danger and need immediate help.
  • You do not need to make an appointment to visit any FJC.
  • Services are free and confidential, and most are available at one location.
  • Staff speak more than 30 languages, and interpreters are available at every FJC.
  • Child care is available for ages three and up is available while you are receiving services on-site.

2. Determine your eligibility

Services are free and confidential. People of any age, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, or language spoken are welcome.

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3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the websites

Visit the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence website for more information.

Check the NYC HOPE Resource Directory for information and resources for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.

Call the hotline

Call the NYC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-621-4673 (HOPE), TTY 866-604-5350 (if you are hearing impaired) to speak with a counselor.

Last Updated June 24, 2024

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