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There are also a number of government agencies on the local, state, and federal levels that offer services, resources, and support for victims of hate crimes. Click on a region below, or press the enter key on a region, to reveal its related resources.
New York City
ThriveNYC partners with NYPD to offer crime victims services at every precinct and police service area in NYC. Staffed by advocates from Safe Horizon, a leading victim assistance organization, the Crime Victim Assistance Program supports individuals and their loved ones through the immediate emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of any kind of crime or violence. Services do not require a police report and are free, confidential, and available in multiple languages, including:
The Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence collaborates with City agencies and community stakeholders to ensure access to inclusive services for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence and operates the New York City Family Justice Centers. If you experience intimate partner and family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking you can call 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or visit the NYC Hope Resource Directory for immediate safety planning, shelter, assistance, and other resources.
The New York City Family Justice Centers, located in all five boroughs can help address the legal, social service, and mental health needs of victims and their families, including:
NYC Well is New York City's free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can speak to a counselor by texting "WELL" to 65173 or calling 1-888-NYC-WELL.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights handles bias-motivated cases that do not rise to the level of hate crimes, such as discriminatory harassment (e.g., name calling without threat of violence), and housing and employee discrimination. If you have experienced a bias incident or discriminatory harassment you can report it to the NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311 or 212-416-0197 or contact them online.
These services, part of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, offers free, safe immigration legal help in a network of trusted community-based organizations, public health facilities, public schools, and public libraries. Services are provided in multiple languages. Action NYC is for all New Yorkers - immigration status does not matter. Call 311 or 800-354-0365 for services and appointments.
The Department for the Aging mission works to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life for New York City's diverse older adults and for the support of their caregivers through service, advocacy, and education. Locate services, resources, and more at the DFTA website.
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is the liaison between New York City government and the disability community. In partnership with all City offices and agencies, MOPD consistently ensures that the rights and concerns of the disability community are included in all City initiatives and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities. Those within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community can now contact the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and get the information and resources they need in American Sign Language (ASL) by calling Video Phone: 646-396-5830. To learn more about how to be appointed a Disability Service Facilitator you can call Voice Phone: 212-788-2820 or visit the MOPD website.
The New York City Department of Mental Hygiene promotes and protects the health of all New Yorkers and actively works towards addressing enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and communities of color to advance health equity for all. If you need a provider, call NYC Health + Hospitals at 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692), or visit the NYC HealthMap.
The Unity Project is the first-ever focused, citywide commitment to supporting and empowering LGBTQ young people. Working to advance the city's policies and programming around LGBTQ+ communities, the Unity Project has compiled a multitude of resources concerning peer and professional support, family support, school and education, health care and wellness, housing, employment, and healthy relationships on the Unity Project website.
New York State
The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) provides assistance to victims of crime in New York, including hate crimes. OVS funds 228 programs statewide that can provide direct services, such as crisis intervention and counseling, to victims of crime, including victims of hate crimes. These programs also can help crime victims apply for compensation from the agency, providing financial assistance for eligible individuals who have unreimbursed or unreimbursable, crime-related expenses.
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The Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office enforces laws that protect all New Yorkers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, source of income or disability. Individuals who have experienced hate crimes and bias-based incidents are encouraged to call the ongoing hotline at 1-800-771-7755, or email email@example.com.
The New York State Division of Human Rights enforces the state's Human Rights Law. The Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in the provision of housing, employment, credit, and access to certain public places based on specified protected characteristics, which include age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. The Division of Human Rights is responsible for investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating complaints of discrimination brought under New York's Human Rights Law. If you have been discriminated against you can file a complaint online with the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Run by the State Police with the assistance of the State Division of Human Rights, and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Task Force works together to prevent, investigate, and monitor Hate Crimes and violations of Human Rights Law. Residents who have experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or discrimination are encouraged to call the toll-free hotline at 888-392-3644, text "HATE" to 81336 or you can file a complaint online with the New York State Hate Crimes Task Force.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigates the largest range of crimes including crimes committed against those based on biases of race, color, religion, national origin, perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or gender. The Victim Services Division (VSD) supports and assists victims of crimes investigated by the FBI in navigating the aftermath of crime and the criminal justice process. You can contact your local Federal Bureau of Investigation office to submit a tip electronically if you have information about a hate crime and can visit the Victim Services Division website to learn more about services and resources.
This map-based resource directory serves as a centralized locator of city-funded crime victim service providers for victims, advocates, and others who are interested in learning more about available services in New York City.
If you are a crime victim service provider that is not currently included in this directory, or would like to update or remove your organization's current information, click the help tab in the directory.