Useful information for domestic violence victims

Groups that can be helped

E Even if you are not ready to leave a domestic violence abuser right now, the information below will definitely help you know in advance. The following are organizations that provide free help to victims of domestic violence. For reference, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is a government agency created to prevent domestic violence.

New York State Domestic Violence Counseling Phone: 1-800-942-6906

A A telephone counseling center for domestic violence and sexual assault victims operated by the State of New York may provide information about the benefits that the victim may receive in the area where he or she lives. All consultation calls are kept confidential and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Domestic violence counseling is available by calling 1-800-942-6906.

* Dial 711 offers assistance to the deaf via the National Relay Service for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Call 311 or 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) in New York City.

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 1-866-604-5350

Professional Domestic Violence Counseling in the County

A A domestic violence advocate can help you find a place to stay right away and can help you with emotional rapport, counseling and referrals, medical issues, immigration issues, employment, how to receive public benefits, emergency transportation, an order of protection, and safe planning. We recommend that you browse for a domestic violence organization that operates in your county.

The confidentiality of the address should apply to the court.

I If, during the course of the lawsuit, the other side or someone else is reluctant to know your address, you may ask the court to ensure the confidentiality of the address. This means that even if someone asks for the address, the court will not provide it. New York State’s Address Confidentiality Program protects victims’ addresses from government records for victims of crime.

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