Victims of domestic violence may receive temporary housing, emergency shelter and supportive services for themselves and their children. All programs provide a safe environment as well as counseling, advocacy and referral services.
Domestic violence and abuse can include:
Hitting, slapping, kicking or using any other kind of physical violence against you
Forcing you to have sex when you don’t want to, or to do sexual things you don’t want to do
Threatening to hurt you, your children, or someone else you care about
Constantly insulting and criticizing you
Stalking, obsessively checking up on or otherwise trying to control your behavior
If you or someone you know is experiencing this kind of behavior from a partner, please call New York City’s 24 hour Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-621-HOPE.