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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We Are Here For You

In response to COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Family Justice Centers for in-person visits in order to maintain social distancing, but we are providing support to survivors of Domestic and Gender-based Violence by phone. We have begun to re-open our Family Justice Centers safely and are offering limited in-person services by appointment only by calling your borough Family Justice Center at 311. Please remember, you can still get help 24 hours a day by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/nychope. You can call any New York City Family Justice Center (FJC) to get connected to free and confidential assistance for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, which can include sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking, and intimate partner violence. All are welcome regardless of language, income, gender identity, or immigration status.

You can call your nearest FJC (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

NYC Family Justice Center, Bronx
Call 718-508-1220

NYC Family Justice Center, Brooklyn
Call 718-250-5113

NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan
Call 212-602-2800

NYC Family Justice Center, Queens
Call 718-575-4545

NYC Family Justice Center, Staten Island
Call 718-697-4300

How Can the Family Justice Centers Help?

NYC Family Justice Centers can help you with

  • Planning for your safety
  • Applying for public benefits, shelter, housing, and other support services and programs
  • Mental health and counseling services for you and your children to support emotional well-being
  • Referrals to job training and education programs, including educational workshops to help with budgeting, credit repair, resume writing, and interviewing skills
  • Legal help for orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, divorce, housing, and immigration
  • Connecting to trained law enforcement, such as the NYPD, the NYC Sheriff's Office, and the District Attorney's Office

In the evenings or weekends

  • Call NYC's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline (800-621-4673; TTY: 866-604-5350); or
  • Visit the NYC HOPE Resource Directory online at www.nyc.gov/NYCHOPE

You can also:

  • chat on a secure website with a Safe Horizon advocate who can offer information, advocacy and support through SafeChat on Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (except for holidays)
  • text confidentially with an advocate with the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 844-997-2121.

Check our page for Resources For Survivors During COVID-19

For help with stress and anxiety please call NYC Well (888-692-9355) or text "WELL" to 65173.

For emergencies, call 911.