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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Our Buildings May Be Closed, But We Are Here For You

With the situation quickly evolving, we must all do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Today, we are taking the next step to protect the safety of our community, including our families, our staff, and our clients.

Effective immediately, our Family Justice Centers (FJC) are temporarily closed. During this difficult time, we are here for you. Please reach out. You may be asked to leave a message, and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible, with guidance on immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and community resources, including FJC updates.

From Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can call your nearest FJC:

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 (1-800-621-4673; TTY: 1-866-604-5350); 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 1-844-997-2121.

Check our page for Resources For Survivors During COVID-19

For help with stress and anxiety please call NYC Well (1-888-692-9355) or text "WELL" to 65173.

For emergencies, call 911.