Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. 

NEW YORK 

ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people each year from all five boroughs of New York City.  

  • Hotline (English + Spanish): 212.714.1141
  • Counseling 
  • Advocacy 
  • Support groups
  • Legal services for survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence + hate violence 

Interested in volunteering?

CENTER AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
offers safety, education, prevention, and hope for survivors of abuse. 

  • Hotlines (NYC, New York State + National)
  • Personalized safety plans to prevent future incidents
  • Tools for helping loved ones who are victims of domestic abuse

Interested in volunteering?

NEW YORK CITY ALLIANCE AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT
works to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. Their website offers a comprehensive list of resources available for survivors, their friends and families.

Interested in volunteering?

NEW YORK STATE COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT
works with local, regional, state, and national organizations to support sexual assault prevention and crisis intervention services. 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN NYC
works to advance women and girls of New York City. They offer:

  • Hotline: 212.627.9895
  • Where to report a crime
  • Legal assistance 
  • Counseling and support 

Interested in volunteering? 

SAFE HORIZON
provides support and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities, including domestic and intimate partner violence, child physical and sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, youth homelessness, and violent crimes.

  • Hotlines (domestic violence, rape and sexual assault + all crimes)
  • Find a safe horizon location in all 5 boroughs 

Interesting in volunteering? 

NATIONWIDE

NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. Offers an online directory to highlight the many local, state, and national organizations and projects working to eliminate sexual violence, including:

RAPE, ABUSE AND INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK (RAINN)
carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. It's the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. 

Interested in volunteering?