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BAR ASSOCIATIONS /ACLU
LEGAL CLINICS AND HOTLINES
CHILDREN & YOUTH
      Abuse & Incest
      Child Care
      Education, Enrichment, and Special Needs
      Child Support
      Teens
      Advocacy & Policy
COURTWATCH
DISABILITY
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / SEXUAL ASSAULT
      Statewide Organizations
      DV Legal Assistance – New York City Area
      DV Shelters, Care, and Other Support Services – NYC Area
      DV Legal Assistance & Other Services – Outside NYC
      Sexual Assault Services
EMPLOYMENT
      Federal, State, and City Agencies
      Legal Services and Clinics
      Training, Policy, & Advocacy Organizations
FAMILY LAW & PARENTING RESOURCES
FINANCIAL JUSTICE & CONSUMER LAW
GAY / LESBIAN/TRANSGENDER
GENERAL LEGAL SERVICES
      NYC – Citywide
      Bronx
      Brooklyn
      Manhattan
      Queens
      New York State (Alphabetical by County)
IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES
HEALTH & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
LANDLORD/TENANT
NOW CHAPTERS
PRISONERS & FORMER PRISONERS
SENIORS
VICTIM SERVICES
                           BAR ASSOCIATIONS /ACLU
New York State Bar Association
www.nysba.org
1 Elk St.
Albany, NY 12207
Lawyer Referral Service (800) 342-3661
Lawyer Referral email: lr@nysba.org
Main Number: (518) 463-3200
Call or visit webpage for referrals to County Bar Associations.


Association of the Bar of the City of New York
www.abcny.org
Lawyer Referral: (212) 626-7373, (212) 626-7375, and (212) 626-7376
Lawyer Referral (Spanish): (212) 626-7374
Legal Hotline: (212) 626-7383
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
lrs@abcny.org
Pro bono programs represent low-income New Yorkers in cases involving immigrant justice,
family justice, and economic justice. Legal hotline only offers free advice to low-income
individuals; hours are 9:30am to 12:30noon, weekdays.

Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
www.wbasny.org
(212) 362-4445
Post Office Box 936
New York, NY 10024-0546
Email: info@wbasny.org
Organization committed to advancing the status of women in the legal profession. No
direct service, although website has database of attorneys by name, firm, county, and
specialty.

New York ACLU
www.nyclu.org
(212) 607-3300
125 Broad St.
New York, New York 10004

                      LEGAL CLINICS AND HOTLINES
Center for the Women of New York- Free Legal Clinic
(718) 793-0672
Queens Borough Hall, Room 375
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11359
Legal advice on issues including domestic violence, labor/employment, landlord-tenant, etc.
Able to make referrals in some cases that require more in depth analysis.

City Bar Association Monday Night Law Clinic
http://www.abcny.org/LRS/ActivitiesandServices.htm
(212) 626-7373 English
(212) 626-7374 Spanish
Walk-ins are not permitted - clients must schedule an appointment by calling the hotline.
This clinic runs from October through July. At the clinic, attorneys will meet with clients for
half-hour appointments to discuss a variety of legal topics, such as bankruptcy, consumer
issues, family law, basic employment and landlord-tenant disputes. Free.

City Bar Association SHIELD Hotline
http://www.abcny.org/LRS/ActivitiesandServices.htm
(212) 626-7383 [Weekdays, 9am-12:30pm]
The SHIELD (Self-Help Information, Education and Legal Defense) hotline is a free advice
hotline sponsored by the Bar Association for low-income New Yorkers. A phone call to the
hotline connects you with a staff of knowledgeable referral counselors, who are attorneys
and paralegals. SHIELD counselors are available on weekdays, between 9am and 12:30pm,
to give free legal advice on a wide range of subjects, such as family law, immigration,
bankruptcy, employment and landlord-tenant issues.

Citywide Taskforce on Housing Court
Landlord/Tenant Hotline
212-962-4795
http://www.cwtfhc.org/index.html

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Walk-In Centers
www.cabny.org
718-365-0910
2054 Morris Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau has four walk-in centers in the Bronx (see website for
addresses), where residents can meet with counselors for assistance on issues including
housing, immigration, tenant and consumer rights, senior services.

CONNECT Legal Advocacy Project Helpline
(212) 683-0605 legal advocacy helpline
Weekdays, 9am – 5pm
www.connectnyc.org
Legal advocacy helpline provides immediate access to legal information and advocacy to
survivors of domestic violence city-wide. Advocates provide callers with basic and in-depth
information and advocacy concerning the police, district attorney, criminal and family court,
probation and parole, and social services such as shelter, housing, public assistance, and
immigration.

SAFE Horizon Hotlines
www.safehorizon.org
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)
Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline:
212.227.3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350
Office: (212) 577-7700 office
2 Lafayette St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10002
Email: help@safehorizon.org
24-hour hotlines provide immediate assistance, information, and referrals.

Women's Helpline of NOW-NYC
(212) 627-9895
Free hotline that provides information and referrals to local and national resources
concerning domestic violence, divorce, employment rights, health, housing, education, and
other issues.

NOW-NYC Divorce Clinic
http://www.nownyc.org/womensissues/home/clinics.php
(212) 627-9895
The Divorce and Separation Legal Clinic for women consists of a group session with a
matrimonial lawyer and an accountant who advise the workshop participants on important
legal matters pertaining to divorce, separation, division of property, custody, visitation rights,
maintenance, child support, and other related matters. The clinic meets on the third
Tuesday of every month. A $15 donation is requested. No one is turned away because of
inability to pay. (212) 627-9895 for reservations
Must pre-register.

Employment Discrimination Legal Clinic of NOW-NYC
http://www.nownyc.org/womensissues/home/clinics.php
(212) 627-9895
Are you being discriminated against at work? An employment lawyer will help you to
determine whether you have a case and will offer advice for how to proceed. $15. Call to
register:

The Legal Project
(518) 435-1770
6 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203
www.legalproject.org
Offers legal clinics for private, confidential consultation with an attorney in the following
areas: landlord/tenant issues, labor and employment issues, disabilities, civil rights,
immigration, discrimination. Clinics are held at locations in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga,
and Schenectady Counties. Call weekdays between 9 and 5 to make an appointment.
                               CHILDREN & YOUTH

Abuse & Incest
New York State Child Abuse Prevention Information Resources Center Hotline
(800) 342-7472
Prevention information and parent help-line

Child Protective Services - Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
(800) 342-3720
The Central Register relays information from the calls to the local Child Protective Service
for investigation, monitors their prompt response, and identifies if there are prior child
abuse or maltreatment reports.

Safe Horizon – Child Advocacy Centers
www.safehorizon.org
       Jane Barker Brooklyn
       Child Advocacy Center
       320 Schermerhorn Street
       Brooklyn, NY 11217
       718-330-5400

       Staten Island Child
       Advocacy Center
       280 Richmond Terrace
       Staten Island, NY 10301
       718-556-0844

        Queens Child Advocacy Center
        112-25 Queens Blvd.
        Forest Hills, NY 11375
        718-575-1342
Safe Horizon provides medical treatment, support, and counseling to child victims of abuse
and their families. Works with state agencies and prosecutors to prevent further abuse. Also
offers support services for adult victims of child abuse.

Greenwich House – Children's Safety Project
http://www.greenwichhouse.org/safety.htm
(212) 242-4140
27 Barrow Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10014-3823
Support and counseling for people up to 21 years old who have been physically or sexually
abused, victim of or a witness to a crime, including domestic violence – regardless of ability
to pay. Offers individual, family, and group counseling; parent support groups; safety and
prevention classes.
North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center
http://www.northshorechildguidance.org/
(516) 626-1971
480 Old W estbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Child mental health agency that provides free and low-cost crisis intervention, abuse
prevention and treatment. On Long Island.

Child Care
State Child Care Resource and Referral
(518) 463-8663
130 Ontario St
Albany, NY 12206
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/becs/referralagencys.asp
List of child care agencies in New York State, organized by county.

New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium Hotline
(888) 469-5999
Provides referrals to child care resources in NYC.

Committee for Hispanic Children and Families -- Child Care Referral Hotline
(212) 206-1090
http://www.chcfinc.org/ccrr/ccrr.htm
Free hotline provides information about bilingual child care in New York City, as well as
information about receiving financial assistance.

Safe-Space
www.safespacenyc.org
212.226.3536
295 Lafayette Street, Suite 920,
NY, NY 10012
Email: safespace@safespacenyc.org
Medical and mental health care and counseling to vulnerable children and families,
particularly children who are considered at risk of foster care placement. Also has young
adult programs.

United Bronx Parents Day Care Center
888 Westchester Avenue
www.ubpinc.org
Phone: (718) 378-5000
Bronx, New York 10459
Pre-school and kindergarten for 200 children. UBP primarily serves homeless women with
children.
Education, Enrichment, and Special Needs
Agenda for Children Tomorrow
(212) 487-8284
2 Washington Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004
www.actny.org
Creates neighborhood-specific programs to address the needs and improve quality of care
for children.

Advocates for Children
Hotline (M-Th, 10-4): 1-866-427-6033
(212) 947-9779
151 West 30th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
www.advocatesforchildren.org
Advocacy, technical assistance, training for parents about education for special needs, limited
English, homeless, immigrant, and other vulnerable children. Also offers workshops.
Hotline to speak with attorney or advocate. Only provides direct services in NYC.

Committee for Hispanic Children and Families – Youth Development Programs
http://www.chcfinc.org/YouthDevelopment/youth_development.htm
110 William Street, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10038
T: (212) 206-1090
F: (212) 206-8093
Email: chcfinc@chcfinc.org
Stay in school programs, teen pregnancy prevention programs, after-school programs, and
family literacy programs for the Hispanic community in NYC.

Title IX Equity Assistance Center (Region II)
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/EAC.html
New York University
Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
Equity Assistance Center
726 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Dr. Edward Fergus
Telephone: 212.998.5100
Toll-free: 800.4NYU.224
Fax: 212.995.4199
One of the regional assistance centers funded by US Dept of Ed to provide assistance on
educational rights. Title IX/gender equity one of their subject areas. (updated 10/07)

Girls, Inc.
www.girlsinc.org
Girls, Inc. of New York City
www.girlsincnyc.org
       120 Wall Street
       New York, NY 10005
       Tel: (212)531-7620

Educational programs for girls in math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse
prevention, media and economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, sports
participation. Branches in Buffalo, Long Island, Schenectady, Syracuse, Ulster, Utica, and
Westchester Counties. See http://girlsinc.org/ic/page.php?id=7_newyork for contact
info.

Resources for Children with Special Needs
(212) 677-4650
116 E. 16th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
www.resourcesnyc.org
info@resourcesnyc.org
Offers help, advocacy, and publications for parents of special-needs children; focus on
education issues. Sliding-fee scale.

Child Support
NY State Child Support Enforcement
https://newyorkchildsupport.com/
(888) 208-4485 NYC Child Support Office (800) 846-0773 for non-NYC offices

FOCUS (For Our Children and Us)
http://focus-nonprofit.org/welcome_to_focus.html
550 Old Country Road
Suite 403
Hicksville, New York 11801
(516) 433 – 6633
Email: info@focus-nonprofit.org
Provides free paralegal services in matters of child support, support enforcement, and
paternity. Free monthly legal clinics in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Nassau, and Suffolk counties.
Court advocacy and education, information and referrals. The Nassau office is given;
additional offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Suffolk counties. See website for details.

Teens
NY Runaway / Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 448-4663

NYC Youthline
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/services-youthline.html
(800) 246-4646
A service of the NYC government. Confidential toll-free telephone information and
support service for young people, parents, service providers and community members.
Employs 16 to 24 year old "listeners" who are trained and supervised by adult professionals
to provide anonymous information and support to callers. Youth-in-crisis, family conflicts,
relationship problems, locate after-school and recreation programs in their neighborhoods.
(updated 11/07)

The Door
www.door.org
(212) 941-9090
Mailing Address:
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Street Address:
555 Broome St.
New York, NY
Offers educational (career development, visual arts), health, nutritional, and counseling
services for youth 12-21 years old. Free legal representation in civil cases. Special programs
for LGBTQ youth.

Safe Horizon – Streetwork Program
http://safehorizon.org

       Midtown Drop-In Center
       545 Eighth Avenue, 22nd floor
       New York, NY 10018
       Phone: 212-695-2220

       Lower East Side Drop-In Center
       33 Essex St
       New York, NY 10002
       Phone: 646-602-6404

Provides outreach, residential programs, counseling, crisis intervention, medical and mental
health care, food, and emergency shelter to homeless youth in NYC.

Teens PACT (Positive actions and choices for teens)
http://chnnyc.org/services/pact/

       Harlem Teens P.A.C.T.
       81 W 115th St.-basement
       212-426-0088 x201

        Brooklyn Teens P.A.C.T.
        260 Broadway- 3rd floor
        718-387-7341
A service of the Community Healthcare Network of New York. Provides free reproductive
healthcare services, counseling and support, and recreational/educational activities. Teen
health and peer educators.
Advocacy & Policy
Children’s Defense Fund
(212) 697-2323 office
(212) 697-0566 fax
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 655
New York, NY 10170
www.cdfny.org
messages@cdfny.org
Offices in NYC, Long Island and Albany. Children's advocacy group – research, public
education, policy development, community organizing. Also works on child care, children's
health care, and immigrant children's health issues. (updated 6/06)


                                      COURTWATCH
New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct
phone 585-232-5756
fax 585-232-7834
400 Andrews Street, Rochester, NY 14604
www.scjc.state.ny.us/
Sate agency responsible for investigating complaints of misconduct against judges


                                        DISABILITY
New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with
Disabilities
http://www.cqcapd.state.ny.us/aboutcqc/caretret.htm
1-800-624-4143

Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York
www.antibiaslaw.com
212-346-7600
377 Broadway, Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10013
Email: center@antibiaslaw.org
Advocates for and provides assistance to other attorneys and organizations in disability
rights cases. No income requirement to be eligible for services.

Barrier-Free Living Domestic Violence Program
(212) 533-4358
(212) 533-4623
http://www.bflnyc.org/
For DV victims or victims of sexual violence with physical disabilities, and disabled children.
Emergency shelter, outreach, transitional housing, legal assistance, and non-residential DV
program.
Bronx Independent Living Services
www.bils.org
(718) 515-2800
TTY: 718-515-2803
3525 Decatur Ave.
Bronx, NY 10467
Community based advocacy and resource center for disabled people in the Bronx.

Center for Disability Advocacy Rights
www.cedarlaw.org
Intake: 212-979-0505 (weekdays, 9:30-5:30)
TDD: 212-979-7880
841 Broadway, Suite 605
New York, NY 10003
The Center for Disability Advocacy Rights, Inc. provides legal services to some of New
York City's most vulnerable residents--impoverished people with disabilities, seniors,
children, immigrants and people with mental illness. CeDAR's programs help stabilize
clients’ lives by accessing public benefits and available services to meet basic needs such as
income, food, health care, home care and housing. Special focus on immigrants, Manhattan
residents. Intake line provides referrals.

MFY Legal Services – Mental Health Law Project
www.mfy.org
212-417-3830 [Weekdays, 10am-5pm]
299 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Provides legal advice, assistance, and representation to mentally ill individuals in the
following areas: landlord/tenant and eviction prevention; public benefits; consumer rights;
civil rights and discrimination due to disability. Intake hours: weekdays, 10am-5pm

               DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / SEXUAL ASSAULT

DV & Sexual Assault: Statewide Organizations
New York State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline
English:
(800) 942-6906
TTY: 1-800-818-0656
Spanish:
1-800-942-6908
TTY: 1-800-780-7660
24-hour statewide hotline provides information and refers callers to local domestic violence
program or rape crisis center.

New York State Domestic Violence Resources
http://thesafetyzone.org/everyone/resource.html
New York Domestic Violence Resources
http://www.domesticviolence.com/newyork/index.html

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://nyscadv.org/
Main office (518) 482-5465
350 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
nyscadv@nyscadv.org
Outreach, training and technical assistance, public policy, coalition-building. Runs state
hotline. Website has directory of domestic violence/sexual assault programs by county.

New York City Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 621-4673
(800) 810-7444 TTY

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
www.nyscasa.org
(518) 482.4222
63 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 1220


DV Legal Assistance – New York City Area
NOTE: MANY SHELTERS AND OTHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
ORGANIZATIONS ALSO OFFER LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Brooklyn Legal Services
(718) 237-5500
105 Court St Fl 3
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free advocacy and services for victims of domestic violence

CONNECT Legal Advocacy Project Helpline
(212) 683-0605 legal advocacy helpline
Weekdays, 9am – 5pm
www.connectnyc.org
Legal Advocacy Helpline provides immediate access to legal information and advocacy to
survivors of domestic violence city-wide. Advocates provide callers with basic and in-depth
information and advocacy concerning the police, district attorney, criminal and family court,
probation and parole, and social services such as shelter, housing, public assistance, and
immigration.

CUNY Main Street Legal Services, Battered Women Clinic
(718) 340-4300
Flushing, Queens
Director: Maria Arias, Esq.
Free legal and mediation services for women who are domestic violence victims, custody.
Intake hotline open weekdays, 9 to 5.

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project
(718) 834-7430 x 10
2 Lafayette St. 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10007
Free legal consults for family law and domestic violence. Call weekdays, 9:30 to 5:30.

Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services
(212) 349-6009
(800) 942-6906 Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 1406, Wall St. Station
New York, NY 10005
www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Provides shelter, legal assistance and counseling, crisis intervention, emergency housing for
victims of domestic violence. Family Law Project represents DV victims in family law cases
in all five boroughs.

Fair Housing Justice Center (Project of HELP USA)
(212) 400-8201
1-866-350-FHJC
5 Hanover Square, 17th Floor
New York, NY
Addresses housing discrimination in New York City, including discrimination against DV
victims. Provides legal assistance to individuals and organizations.

In Motion
Manhattan office:
(212) 695-3800
70 W 36th St, Suite 903
New York, NY 10018
Bronx office:
(718) 562-8181
2432 Grand Concourse #506
Bronx, NY 10458
www.inmotiononline.org
Legal services and attorney referrals for battered women seeking a divorce, custody and
other family law. Free walk-in family law legal clinic in Bronx and a Pro Se divorce
workshop.

NYANA (New York Association of New Americans) Center for Women & Families
www.nyana.org
(212) 425-2900
(888) 242-5838 Hotline
PROJECT STRIVE: 212-425-2900
17 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004
Legal assistance for battered immigrant women: English, Russian, and Spanish. Project
STRIVE offers a variety of multi-lingual printed materials containing detailed information
about the services available to victims available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French,
Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian) and Vietnamese.

Volunteer Lawyers Project
http://www.brooklynbar.org/vlp/
(718) 624-7700 Battered Women’s Helpline
Pro bono services for low income Brooklyn residents who are victims of domestic abuse or
family violence.

DV Shelters, Care, and Other Support Services – NYC Area
Aegis Battered Women’s Program
http://www.domesticviolence.com/newyork/bronx/aegis.html
(212) 733-4440 24-hour hotline
PO. Box 905, Morris Heights
Bronx, NY 10453
Shelter, counseling, court advocacy, assistance with finding work and housing, medical
assistance, recreation, field trips, placement of children in schools, community center,
programs for children.

Barrier-Free Living Domestic Violence Program
http://www.bflnyc.org/
(212) 533-4358
(212) 533-4623
For DV victims with physical disabilities, or with disabled children. Emergency shelter,
outreach, transitional housing, and non-residential DV program.

Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center Family Crisis Services
http://www.fordhamtremont.org/adults.htm
2021 Grand Concourse,
Bronx, N.Y. 10453
Telephone: 718-960-0395.
Short-term clinical services, crisis intervention, and case management are provided to
individuals and families from 5 years of age through the geriatric population, affected by
family violence or some form of victimization.

Henry Street Settlement Shelter for Battered Women
http://www.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sss_sheltBatWom
Phone: 212-766-9200
265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
Provides shelter, as well as housing search assistance, employment preparation and job
placement, legal advocacy, vocational counseling, individual and group counseling, support
groups for adults and children.
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Family Violence Hotline
www.jbfcs.org
(212) 582-9100
(888) 523-2769
120 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Crisis intervention, legal protection, shelter, counseling and support, anger management,
supportive services, legal referrals.

Jewish Support Network Family Violence Program
718-435-5700
1273 53rd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Provides counseling for Jewish children and adults, makes referrals to legal services and
rabbinic advisers and other services. Support groups for men and women, community
education projects.

Mount Sinai Sexual Assault Violence Intervention (SAVI)
www.mssm.edu/savi
(212) 423-2140 Manhattan
(718) 736-1288 Queens
Box 1670
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Individual and group counseling, emergency room advocacy, legal advocacy, education,
outreach, and training.


New York Asian Women’s Center
www.nyawc.org
Hotline: 1-888-888-7702
Administrative Office: 212-732-5230
39 Bowery, PMB 375
New York, NY 10002
Multilingual hotline. Shelter, shelter alternatives and community programs, legal advocacy,
children’s program.

North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
(718) 302-4073
260 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Legal assistance, court accompaniment. Outreach to Hispanic community in Williamsburg,
Bushwick.

SAFE Horizon
www.safehorizon.org
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)
Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline:
212.227.3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350
Office: (212) 577-7700 office
2 Lafayette St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10002
Email: help@safehorizon.org
Immediate assistance, including shelter referrals, practical and financial assistance, crisis
intervention, legal advocacy, long and short term support and counseling. Also assists
immigrant domestic violence victims.

Transition Center (Kosher facilities)
24-Hour Hotline: (718) 520-8045
PO Box 629
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Provides shelter, day care, counseling for adults and children, training in independent living
skills.

Violence Intervention Program
http://63.135.104.107/
Triborough Station
PO BOX 1161
New York, NY 10035
Bilingual Hotline: (800) 664-5880
Primarily serves the Hispanic/Latina community. Provides shelter, counseling, services for
children and youth, community outreach.

Voices of Women Organizing Project
Battered Women's Resource Center
http://www.vowbwrc.org/
(212) 696-1481
328 Flatbush Avenue
Suite 342
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Provides services, training, and support to DV survivors, encouraging survivors to become
advocates and leaders.

Women’s Survival Space
(718) 439-4612
PO Box 200279
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Shelter and support.
DV Legal Assistance & Other Services – Outside NYC
Capitol District Women’s Bar Association -- The Legal Project
www.legalproject.org
(518) 435-1770
6 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203
Email: info@legalproject.org
Free legal assistance and representation to domestic violence victims.

Grace Smith House
www.gracesmithhouse.org
845-471-3033 or 518-789-6977
24-hour hotline. Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, information and referral,
legal advice (no representation), other counseling and support. Based in Duchess County,
but will provide advice and referrals to non-residents.

My Sister’s Place
www.mysistersplaceny.org
(800) 298-7233 Hotline
(914) 683-1333 x.109 office
2 Lyon Place, Suite 300
White Plains, NY 10601
Westchester County. Legal assistance with family law and immigration, court advocacy. Life
Skills program provides job-skills training, career counseling, courses in parenting and stress
management. Also provides counseling and support, services for children.

Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
http://www.cadvnc.org/
516-572-0700
DV Hotline: (516) 542-0404
Sexual Assault Hotline: (516) 222-2293
250 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
Provides shelter, some representation in domestic violence, counseling and family court
advocacy in Nassau County

The Northern Westchester Shelter
http://www.northernwestchestershelter.org
(888) 438-8700 hotline
(914) 747-0828 office
PO Box 203,
Pleasantville, NY 10570
info@northernwestchestershelter.org
Westchester County. Shelter, counseling, legal support, teen dating violence program.

Pace University, Women’s Justice Center
www.law.pace.edu/bwjc
(914) 422-4069
(914) 287-0739 Helpline
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Training, education, and direct services for battered women. Provides free family law clinics
in Westchester, and has a Moderate Means Panel of attorneys who represent women who
earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but are still unable to afford counsel. Also runs
Project DETER (and Project ASSIST for Spanish speakers) which provide immediate legal
assistance to DV victims. Also has an elder abuse law project.

Sexual Assault Services
Adults Sexually Abused as Children
(212) 213-9438
155 E. 29th St, Suite27H
NY, NY 10016
Private therapy, sliding fee scale (updated 6/06)

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
www.nycagainstrape.org
(212) 229-0345 English
(212) 229-0345 x306 Spanish
27 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014
contact-us@nycagainstrape.org
Website has hotlines, fact sheets, information for survivors who do and do not wish to press
charges. Call or go to website for contact info for other resources, including hospital-based
and community-based rape counseling programs, programs directed towards children and
teens, and sex offender treatment.

SAFE Horizon – Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest Programs
www.safehorizon.org
24-hour hotline: (212) 227-3000
(212) 577-7700
2 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10002
Call 24-hour hotline for immediate assistance, including shelter referrals, crisis intervention,
legal advocacy, long and short term support and counseling. Safe Horizon also provides
counseling, advocacy, and other support at locations in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten
Island.


                                    EMPLOYMENT

Federal, State, and City Agencies
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
(212) 336-3620
(800) 669-4000
(212) 336-3622 TTY
(800) 669-6820 TTY
33 Whitehall Street
New York, New York 10004
Contact the EEOC District Office to file a formal complaint.

NYS Division of Human Rights
http://www.dhr.state.ny.us/
Discrimination hotline: 1-888-392-3644
(718) 741-8400
1 Fordham Plaza, 4th floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Alternative to court system for resolving discrimination claims. Provides info on filing
complaints, develops civil rights legislation and policy, promotes awareness of civil rights
issues. (updated 10/07)

NYC Commission on Human Rights
www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/cchr/home.html
Intake: (212) 306-7450
(212) 306-5070
Enforces NYC's Civil Rights Law. Info on filing a complaint, job discrimination, fair
housing, disability, domestic violence. Fill out online request for help form. Call Intake
hotline to schedule an interview with a Human Rights Officer or Staff attorney.

Women’s Bureau National Resource Information Center
(800) 827-5335
(800) 347-3741
www.dol.gov/wb/programs/nricmain.htm
Promotes welfare of wage-earning women in policy, legislation, and regulations.

NYCOSH (New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health)
(212) 227-6440
116 John Street, Suite 604
New York NY 10038
www.nycosh.org
Information about workplace hazards, compensation, immigrant rights, environmental
hazards, and information about how to file a complaint and get help.

Office of Collective Bargaining
www.ocb-nyc.org
(212) 306-7160
40 Rector Street
7th Floor
NY, NY 10006
nyc-ocb@ocb.nyc.gov
Independent government agency responsible for labor dispute resolution for all municipal
employees.

Legal Services and Clinics
Employment Discrimination Legal Clinic of NOW-NYC
(212) 627-9895
Are you being discriminated against at work? An employment lawyer will help you to
determine whether you have a case and will offer advice for how to proceed. $15. Must call
to register:

Legal Action Center
www.lac.org
(212) 243-1313
(800) 223-4044
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
lacinfo@lac.org
Its mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS,
or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Legal Aid Employment Law Project
http://www.legal-aid.org/en/home.aspx
Hotline: 1-888-218-6974
Provides legal assistance to low-wage and immigrant workers in NYC.

Legal Services for New York City
(212) 431-7200
(646) 442-3332 UI Helpline
350 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
www.lsny.org
LSNY is the largest legal services provider to low-income people in the U.S. Has programs
in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn (general and Family Law), South Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island,
Manhattan, and Queens. Programs: consumer law, disability, education, elder law, family law,
HIV advocacy, housing, government benefits. Has Unemployment Insurance Advocacy
Project.

MFY Legal Services -- Workplace Justice Project
www.mfy.org
(212) 417-3838 [Mon & Tue, 2pm-5pm]
299 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Offers legal advice and representation to New York City’s low-wage workers. Workplace
Justice Project helps with many employment issues including: unpaid wage or benefit claims;
job discrimination; health and safety violations; minimum wage and overtime violations;
domestic violence and employment issues. The project also helps previously incarcerated
people obtain licenses. Twice-monthly employment law clinic, to meet one-on-one with an
attorney or paralegal for advice and assistance.

NELARS (National Employment Lawyers Association Referral Service)
http://www.nelany.com/EN/index.cfm?event=showPage&pg=whoNELARS
3 Park Ave, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 819-9450
Email: nelars@nelany.com
Attorney referrals to employment lawyers in NY State. Clients can fill out a referral
questionnaire on website.

Unemployment Action Center
(212) 998-6568
240 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
www.columbia.edu/cu/uac/
Law student group provides free representation to city residents who are trying to claim
unemployment benefits. Must already have a benefits hearing scheduled with the DOL to
request assistance.

Work Place Project
http://www.workplaceprojectny.org/
(516) 565-5377
91 N. Franklin Street, Suite 207
Hempstead, New York 11550-3003
Advocacy and organizing for Latino immigrant worker’s rights in Long Island, low-wages
and safer working conditions. Education and outreach, including ESL and tax information
courses.

Training, Policy, & Advocacy Organizations
Catalyst
www.catalystwomen.org
(212) 514-7600
120 Wall Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10005
Email: info@catalyst.org
NO direct service. Info and research on women and work, primarily women in white
collar/management/professional positions

Freelancers Union
(718) 532-1515
Toll-free: 800-856-9981
45 Main Street
Suite 710
Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.freelancersunion.org
A project of Working Today. Represents needs and concerns of independent NY workers,
offer group-rate health benefits, work for health/employment policy change

The Institute for Women and Work, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
www.ilr.cornell.edu/extension/iww/about.html
(212) 340-2836
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Provides educational programs for non-traditional women workers in unions, corporations,
educational institutions, and public sector agencies regarding issues relevant to women and
their work. Disseminates relevant research related to public policy through conference,
seminars, and publications.

Non-traditional Employment for Women
www.new-nyc.org
(212) 627-6252
243 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Skills, training, and apprenticeship programs for women in construction and building trades,
public utilities, and railroad and transportation.

Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement
www.wceca.org
(212) 964-8934
11 Broadway, Suite 457
New York, NY 10002
Training, job readiness, resume, interview skills building, and other resources and programs
to help women (especially women of color) achieve self-sufficiency. New Directions
program for low/moderate income women who want to start a business. Self-Sufficiency
Calculator screening to determine their eligibility for a variety of benefits/work supports and
tax credits.


                FAMILY LAW & PARENTING RESOURCES
American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers New York
http://www.aaml-ny.org/
(212) 599-1515
405 Lexington. Ave.
New York, NY 10174
Referrals to matrimonial lawyers in NY.

Brooklyn Family Defense Project
http://lsny.org/
Tel: (718) 303-1820
177 Livingston Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fax: (718) 522-4981
Serves low-income families throughout the borough in child abuse and neglect proceedings
before family court.

FOCUS (For Our Children and Us)
http://focus-nonprofit.org/welcome_to_focus.html
550 Old Country Road
Suite 403
Hicksville, New York 11801
(516) 433 – 6633
Email: info@focus-nonprofit.org
Provides free paralegal services in matters of child support, support enforcement, and
paternity. Free monthly legal clinics in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Nassau, and Suffolk counties
on child support, custody, divorce and separation. Court advocacy and education,
information and referrals. The Nassau county office address is given; additional offices in
Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Suffolk counties. See website for details.

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
http://liftonline.org
(212) 343-1122 hotline
Office: (646) 613-9633
Fax: (646) 613-9632
Mailing address:
LIFT
350 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY 10013-3911
LIFT works in both the NYC Family Courts and in the community to ensure families and
young people can fully access the resources to ensure their well-being, stability and safety.
Hotline open to callers 9-5 weekdays. Provides publications, referrals, counseling,
mediation, and community workshops. Resource guides on family court and criminal court
matters available in Chinese, English, Haitian/Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

MFY Legal Services – Pro Bono Family Law Project
www.mfy.org
212-417-3773 [M&W, 10-4]
299 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Kinship caregiver law project provides representation in court for caregivers who are trying
to establish legal guardianship, adoption project for foster parents, family court law project
to recruit and train pro bono attorneys to provide on-site advice to families who come to
Family Court without representation. Intake hours: Mon & Wed, 10am-4pm.

National Coalition for Family Justice
www.ncfj.org
Helpline: (914) 591-5753
cfjmailbox2@aol.com
Non-profit organization serving NYC metro area and Westchester County for people facing
divorce, custody, or child support issues. Monthly support and information meetings,
seminars on divorce, court accompaniment, and helpline. Annual membership dues of $50.


NOW-NYC Divorce Clinic
(Service Fund of NOW-NYC)
The Divorce and Separation Legal Clinic for women consists of a group session with a
matrimonial lawyer and an accountant who advise the workshop participants on important
legal matters pertaining to divorce, separation, division of property, custody, visitation rights,
maintenance, child support, and other related matters. The clinic meets on the third
Tuesday of every month. A $15 donation is requested. No one is turned away because of
inability to pay. (212) 627-9895 for reservations
Must pre-register.


Patricia Ann Fersch Family Law Center
http://pffamilylaw.com
212-422-2660
11 Broadway, Suite 415
New York, New York 10004
Low-fee (sliding scale) legal services for divorce, custody, child support, visitation, orders of
protection, paternity.

The Single Parent Resource Center
(212) 951-7030 x 231
www.singleparentusa.com
Located in midtown. Workshops and other programs for single parents, including a single
fathers program, workshops for urban parents, Access – a family reunification program for
parents and children in the first year after incarceration, single parents in recovery program,
and youth leadership/development programs.

                 FINANCIAL JUSTICE & CONSUMER LAW
NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project
Hotline: 646-442-3630
The New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project (“NYC BAP”) at Legal Services for New
York City provides free bankruptcy assistance to low-income residents of New York City
who are considering bankruptcy.

Fordham University School of Law – Tax Lending and Consumer Law Clinic
212-636-7353
Provides free legal advice and representation on tax cases involving the state or the IRS, and
in post-filing and post-discharge bankruptcy cases. To be eligible, family income must be
below 250% of the poverty line.
Legal Aid Low-Income Taxpayer Project
http://www.legal-aid.org/en/home.aspx
Hotline: 212-426-3013
Provides free representation and advice to low-income clients who have disputes with IRS of
NY State dept. of taxation and finance.

MFY Legal Services – Consumer Rights Project
www.mfy.org
212-417-3881
Provides advice, counsel and legal representation to low-income New Yorkers who are the
victims of an improper judgment, financial scam, credit or identity theft, or other form of
financial exploitation. Intake hours: weekdays, 10-5.

NEDAP NYC Financial Justice Hotline
http://www.nedap.org/resources/consumer.html
212-925-4929
Provides assistance with consumer issues, including credit and debt collection (not
foreclosure or bankruptcy.) Hotline open Tuesdays 4-6, Wednesdays 11-1. Publications and
other information on website.


                       GAY / LESBIAN/TRANSGENDER
Anti-Violence Project
www.avp.org
Bilingual 24-hour hotline: (212) 714-1141
(212) 714-1184
240 W. 35th St., Ste. 200
New York, NY 10001
Crime victim service for LGBT and HIV positive individuals in NYC. Deals with bias
crimes against queer and HIV+ individuals, pick-up crimes, domestic violence, police
misconduct, and sexual assault.

LAMBDA Legal
www.lambdalegal.org
Helpdesk: (212) 809-8585
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
Mostly takes on high-impact cases, but help desk answers questions, provides information,
assistance and referrals in discrimination cases related to sexual orientation, gender identity,
and HIV status. Pubs on website answer questions about marriage, domestic partnership,
transgender issues. Helpdesk open 9-5 weekdays, and until 8pm on Mondays.

Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York
www.le-gal.org
(212) 353-9118
Lawyer referral: 212-459-4873
799 Broadway #340
New York, NY 10003
Bar association for the LGBT community of the NY metro area. Immigration pro-bono
project. Lawyer referral service refers to attorneys sensitive to LGBT issues.

Urban Justice Center – Peter Cicchino Youth Project
www.urbanjustice.org
Legal Clinic: 718-429-5309
Main: 646-602-5636 or 646-602-5633
76-11 37th Ave. Suite 206
Jackson Heights, Queens
Legal services for LGBT youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Free legal clinic the second
Wednesday of every month, from 6-9pm. Provides legal representation, advice, referral.

                          GENERAL LEGAL SERVICES
211, Information and Referral Hotline
Dial 2-1-1 from any phone in the state. Hotline links individuals to domestic violence
resources, health care resources, and other social service agencies in the state. Also gives
referrals for attorneys.

LawHelp New York
www.lawhelp.org/NY
Information on state laws. Database of legal service providers and other organizations.

NYC – Citywide
The Public Advocate
(212) 669-7200
http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/
Reviews complaints related to city and borough services and programs, makes proposals to
improve responses. Website has list of useful contact numbers for city/state government
services.

City Bar Justice Center
http://www.nycbar.org/CityBarFund/index.htm
42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 382-6600
Pro bono programs include immigrant women and children project, which recruits and
trains volunteer attorneys to help immigrant victims of DV and trafficking (as well as refugee
and asylum seekers), uncontested divorce project, contested divorce clinic, consumer
bankruptcy project, legal clinic for the homeless, and others. Also has brochures and other
info on website.

New York Legal Aid Society
http://www.legal-aid.org/
Tel: (212) 577-3300
199 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
Has offices in every city borough; see website for info on various locations. See website for
self-help guides in housing, employment, domestic violence, benefits, and education.
Representation in civil cases including DV/family law, disability advocacy, housing, services,
elder law, and government benefits. Special project hotlines for employment law,
immigration law, low-income taxpayers, homeless family rights.

Legal Action Center
www.lac.org
(212) 243-1313
(800) 223-4044
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
lacinfo@lac.org
Its mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS,
or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Legal Services for New York City
http://lsny.org/
(212) 431-7200
350 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Legal services for low income residents in every borough (see website for locations/contact
info) in a wide variety of subject areas.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
www.nylpi.org
(212) 244-4664
151 West 30th St, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Free legal services and some direct representation for low-income people, particularly related
to disability, health care, and environmental justice.

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
www.nylag.org
(212) 613-5000
Free legal services to low-income city residents in areas including general law, family law and
domestic violence, immigration, holocaust compensation.

New York County Lawyers’ Association Legal Counseling Project
www.nycla.org
(212) 267-6646, ext. 217 (weekdays, 9-5)
New York County Lawyers' Association
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
Email:info@nycla.org
The Legal Counseling Project provides counseling to clients four times a month on an
appointment-only basis in the areas of family, employment, consumer bankruptcy, and
landlord/tenant law. No representation in court. Many clients are prepared during these
sessions - typically lasting 30-45 minutes each - for pro se representation; referrals are made
to a variety of sources if the volunteer attorney determines that legal representation is
necessary or desirable. Serves all five boroughs.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Legal Hotline
Art law hotline: (212) 319-2787 x.1
www.vlany.org
Pro bono legal services, education and advocacy to the New York arts community. Public
advocacy on freedom of expression and First Amendment. Hotline answers art-related legal
questions; staffed weekdays, 10am to 4pm.

Bronx
LSNY-Bronx
http://lsny.org/
Tel: (718) 928-3700
579 Courtlandt Ave
Bronx, NY 10451
Provides low-income Bronx residents and elderly with free civil legal representation in
housing, government benefits, consumer law, family law, education, public utility law, health
law.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bar Association
www.brooklynbar.org

(718) 624-0675
Lawyer Referral Service: (718) 624-0843
123 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free referral to private attorneys; there are no pro bono or reduced fee attorneys through the
Lawyer Referral Service, though the first one-half hour consultation between client and
attorney is offered for $25.00.

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services
http://lsny.org/
1360 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Tel: (718) 636-1155
Fax: (718) 398-6414
Serves Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights; zipcodes 11213, 11216, 11221, 11225, 11233.
Brooklyn Legal Services Corp.
http://bka.org/
(718) 487-0800
1455 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Office locations in Bushwick, East Brooklyn, and Williamsburg; see website for additional
addresses. Serves zip codes 11203, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11211, 11212, 11222, 11236,
11237, 11239.

Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals
(718) 522-1619
25 Chapel Street, Suite 601
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Legal forums - “Know Your Law” sessions, and Legal Advocacy Sessions as well as
community organizing for long-term economic and social change. Staffed by volunteer legal
professionals.

LSNY Brooklyn
www.lsnybb.org
180 Livingston Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 852-8888 Brighton Beach
(718) 643-9700 Williamsburg
Legal assistance, representation, and referrals for low-income Brooklyn residents in housing,
government benefits, disability, bankruptcy, citizenship and family law. Outreach offices in
Williamsburg and Brighton Beach. Serves zip codes 11204, 11219, 11235, and parts of
11203, 11211 and 11213.

South Brooklyn Legal Services
(718) 237-5500
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.sbls.org
Provides civil legal advocacy and info to low-income people in southern and western
Brooklyn. Child care, consumer law, employment, family law, foreclosure, government
benefits, health, HIV, housing, special education, SSI/disability, tax problems. Serves 11201,
11203, 11205, 11209, 11210, 11214, 11215, 11217, 11218, 11220, 11223, 11224, 11226,
11228, 11229, 11230, 11231, 11232, 11234, and 11238 with some exceptions.

Volunteer Lawyers Project
http://www.brooklynbar.org/vlp/
(718) 624-3894
(718) 624-7700 Battered Women’s Helpline
Pro bono services for low income Brooklyn residents in elder law, family law cases,
consumer and bankruptcy law, and for HIV positive clients – and occasionally other subject
areas.
Manhattan
Manhattan Legal Services
www.lsny.org
      Upper Manhattan Office
      Tel: (212) 348-7449
      55 West 125th Street, 10th Floor
      New York, NY 10027
      Fax: (212) 348-4093

       Lower Manhattan Office
       Tel: (646) 442-3100
       90 John Street, Suite 301
       New York, NY 10038-3243
       Fax: (212) 227-9798
Provides legal assistance and representation to low-income borough residents and seniors.

Queens
Queens Legal Services
www.queenslegalservices.org
(718) 657-8611 Jamaica
(718) 392-5646 Long Island City
8900 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11435
Provides representation and assistance in housing law, government benefits, family law,
consumer law, HIV law, education. See website for hours to call for assistance with
particular types of cases.

Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project
http://qcba.org/
(718) 739-4100 (weekdays, 10-4)
90-35 148th St.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Provides assistance in housing court, family court, administrative hearings, to secure
uncontested divorces, and to assist in other miscellaneous matters, such as foreclosures,
bankruptcy and consumer problems, and the drafting of wills.


New York State (Alphabetical by County)
For Counties not listed, please go to www.lawhelp.org/NY

Albany County
The Legal Project—Legal Clinics
http://www.legalproject.org/legal_clinics.html
Tel: (518) 435-1770
6 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203
Email: info@legalproject.org
Free legal clinics provide private consultations with attorneys in landlord/tenant disputes,
labor/employment issues, disabilities, civil rights, discrimination. Check website or call for
calendar.

Eerie County
Eerie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
http://www.eriebar.org/vlp.asp
716-847-0662
700 Statler Towers
Buffalo, NY 14202

Nassau County
Nassau-Suffolk Law Services
www.nslawservices.org
(516) 292-8299 Volunteer Lawyers- Nassau
(631) 232-2400, Volunteer Lawyers- Suffolk
(516) 292-8100
Provides civil legal assistance to low-income Nassau and Suffolk residents. Includes child
support, domestic violence, housing, mental health, senior citizens, SSI/disability. Also
provides legal support center for advocates.

Onondaga County
Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society
www.hiscocklegalaid.org
Intake: (315) 422-8191 (weekdays, 8am-4:30pm)
351 South Warren Street
Syracuse, NY 13202-2057

Putnam County
Putnam County Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Intake: (845) 225-8466 (weekdays, 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm)
71 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512

Suffolk County
Nassau-Suffolk Law Services
www.nslawservices.org
(516) 292-8299 Volunteer Lawyers- Nassau
(631) 232-2400, Volunteer Lawyers- Suffolk
(516) 292-8100
Provides civil legal assistance to low-income Nassau and Suffolk residents. Includes child
support, domestic violence, housing, mental health, senior citizens, SSI/disability. Also
provides legal support center for advocates.

Suffolk County Legal Aid Society
(631) 854-0401 or (631) 852-1650
5 Shore Lane, First Floor
Bay Shore, NY 11706 (updated 6/06)

Multiple Counties
Legal Services for the Hudson Valley
http://www.lshv.org/
Intake: 1-877-574-8529 (9am-4pm M-Th, and 1pm-3pm Fri)
90 Maple Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Provides free civil legal services and representation for poor and low-income individuals and
families in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Counties.
Children’s law, disability law, housing, health advocacy, benefits, senior law.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.
http://www.lasnny.org/
Albany Office: 1-800-462-2922
55 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Counties Served: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and
Washington. Information above is for Albany office; See website for office hours, and for
contact info at other locations.




                         IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES
New York Immigration Hotline
 (800) 566-7636
General info and referrals on immigration law and benefits, discrimination and legal rights,
employment, health and mental health, language resources, federal /state/city services. No
legal advocacy. Weekdays, 9am to 6pm/

Arab-American Family Support Center
http://www.aafscny.org/
(718) 643-8000
150 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Social services to strengthen Arab-American families, adult literacy and education, healthcare
workshops, legal and immigration assistance.

Asian-Americans for Equality
www.aafe.org
(212) 358-9922
108 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Programs and services in housing development, homeownership, legal advocacy, social
services, civil rights, economic development, technical assistance.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Immigration Services Program
www.cabny.org
phone: (718) 731-3114
2070 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457
email: edelgado@cabny.org
Free legal assistance, representation, and other support services for immigrants and their
families.

City Bar Justice Center Immigrant Women and Children Project
http://www.nycbar.org/CityBarFund/index.htm
42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 382-6600
Pro bono programs include immigrant women and children project, which recruits and
trains volunteer attorneys to help immigrant victims of DV and trafficking (as well as refugee
and asylum seekers).

Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families
www.cacf.org
(212) 809-4675
50 Broad St., Suite 1701
New York, NY 10004
Resources for Asian-American communties, including child care, housing, legal advocacy.
Website has a database of providers organized by country of origin.

CUNY Citizenship & Immigration Project
http://www1.cuny.edu/about/citizenship/about-us/centers.html
Free legal counseling; counseling, therapy, advocacy, referrals at centers in all five boroughs.
See website for contact info and locations. Undocumented residents citywide are eligible.

Dominican Women’s Development Center
www.dwdc.org
24-hour DV hotline: (212) 568-6618
519 West 189th Street, Ground Floor
New York, New York 10040
Educational and economic development programs, domestic violence program and 24-hour
hotline, program to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Dwa Fanm
http://www.dwafanm.org/
Intake: 718-230-4027
P.O Box 23505
Brooklyn, New York 11202
Email: dwafanm@dwafanm.org
Provides legal advocacy and other support to abused women, especially women from Haiti
and the Caribbean. Open every day, but only take new cases by phone on Tuesdays between
9am and 1pm.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
http://www.hias.org/
Hotline: (212) 216-7697
333 Seventh Ave, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
Many pre- and post-arrival services and assistance for immigrants and refugees (Jews and
non-Jews) in NYC. Hotline staffed weekdays, 9 to 5.

Korean-American Family Services Center
www.kafsc.org
24-hour hotline: 718-460-3800
P.O. Box 541429
Flushing, NY 11354
Provides counseling and other DV-related services to Korean women and other women of
Asian descent; programs for children and youth.

The Legal Aid Society - Immigration Law Unit
Hotline: (212) 577-3456
Outreach: 212-577-3300
199 Water Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
www.legal-aid.org
Will represent detained and non-detained cases before NYC Immigration Courts (except
Wackenhut), including persons with criminal convictions and asylum applicants. Russian,
French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin. Hotline for detainees; outreach number for immigration
assistance in non-court situations.

Nassau County Hispanic Foundation, Inc. Immigration Law Service
(516) 742-0067
233 Seventh Street, 3rd Floor
Garden City, NY 11530
Free legal services to immigrants. May charge a nominal fee.

National Puerto Rican Forum
www.nprf.org
Phone: (718) 466-3992
1910 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
Improves socio-economic conditions of Latino population through programs, research,
advocacy, and direct services. Work readiness programs.

New York Asian Women’s Center
www.nyawc.org
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 888-7702
(212) 732-5230
39 Bowery, PMB 375
New York, NY 10002
Shelter, counseling, domestic violence advocacy, support, info and referrals for women and
children

NYANA (New York Association of New Americans) Center for Women & Families
www.nyana.org
(212) 425-2900
(888) 242-5838 Hotline
PROJECT STRIVE: 212-425-2900
17 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004
Legal assistance for battered immigrant women: English, Russian, and Spanish. Project
STRIVE offers a variety of multi-lingual printed materials containing detailed information
about the services available to victims available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French,
Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian) and Vietnamese.

New York Immigration Coalition
www.thenyic.org
212-627-2227 x 221
137-139 West 25th Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10001-7277
Umbrella coalition of more than 200 groups working with immigrants and refugees.
Website has contacts, links, other information.

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
www.nmcir.org
(212) 781-0355 x. 300
665 West 182nd Street, 1st Floor
New York, New York 10033
Legal representation and assistance for immigrants with citizenship, work, and other matters.


Safe Horizon Immigration Legal Services
Legal assistance: (718) 834-7430 x 10
2 Lafayette St. 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Spanish, French, Chinese, Haitian, Creole, Korean, Polish. Priority for survivors of domestic
abuse, trafficking. Can represent those with non-violent criminal offenses.

SAKHI for South Asian Women
www.sakhi.com
(212) 868-6741 Hotline
(212) 714-9153
P.O. Box 20208, Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0006
Assistance for domestic violence victims, advocacy and workshops, free legal consultations
on matrimonial and immigration law, help find shelter and access medical care, information
about job training, support groups.

Sanctuary for Families Legal Services: Center For Battered Women
www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
(212) 349-6009
PO Box 1406
Wall St. Station
New York, NY 10268-1046
Fax:212-349-6810
Provides shelter, legal assistance and representation in five boroughs, individual and group
counseling, and help getting housing and benefits assistance in NYC. Also has an African
Domestic Violence Project for African immigrant victims of DV and genital
mutilation, and a South Asian Community Outreach Project.

St. Rita’s Refugee Center
http://ritascenter.org/
(718) 365-4390
2342 Andrews Ave
Bronx, NY 10468
Free social services geared especially towards refugees - especially southeast Asians -- living
in NYC. Services to domestic violence victims include counseling, police or hospital escort,
advocacy, and follow-up.

Vietnamese-American Cultural Organization: Domestic Violence Project
(212) 343-0762
113 Baxter St., 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011
Individual/family counseling; home visits; advocacy; legal/social services; service referrals;
outreach; education on the causes of domestic violence.

Violence Intervention Program
http://63.135.104.107/
Bilingual Hotline: (800) 664-5880
Triborough Station
PO Box 1161
New York, NY 10035
Primarily serves the Hispanic/Latina community. Provides shelter, counseling, services for
children and youth, community outreach.


                   HEALTH & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
CHOICES Women’s Medical Center
(718) 729-2273
Toll-free: 800-421-7079
29-28 41st Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101-3303
www.choiceswomensmedical.com
Gynecological care including birth control, prenatal care, abortion services (up to 24 weeks).

Family Center for Services and Research
www.thefamilycenter.org
(212) 766-4522
315 W 36th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Caregiver services, legal services, outreach services, and other support for families affected
by life-threatening illness, particularly in securing future well-being of children with ill
parents.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis
www.gmhc.org
(212) 367-1000
119 West 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
Programs and services (including legal services and advocacy) for HIV+ individuals,
regardless of sexual orientation or gender.

La Casita Program (of United Bronx Parents)
www.ubpinc.org
Phone: (718) 617-6060
Mrs. A’s Place
966 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, New York 10459
Substance abuse treatment, HIV services, and (temporary and permanent) housing for
homeless women with children. Provides childcare, adult bilingual education, and emergency
food program.

Planned Parenthood NYC
www.ppnyc.org
To make an appt: (800) 230-7526
Health centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Reproductive health and sexual
health services.

Women’s Health Line
(212) 230-1111 (English and Spanish)
A service provided by NYC gov for referrals and info on reproductive health, domestic
violence, termination of pregnancy, gynecology.

                               LANDLORD/TENANT
Fair Housing Justice Center (Project of HELP USA)
http://www.helpusa.org/
(212) 400-8201
1-866-350-FHJC
5 Hanover Square, 17th Floor
New York, NY
Addresses housing discrimination in New York City. Provides legal assistance to individuals
and organizations.


                                  NOW CHAPTERS
National Organization for Women
chapters@now.org
www.now.org

NOW NYS Chapter
(716) 285-5598
345 Third St., Suite 535,
Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1117
www.nownys.org

NOW-NYC
(212) 627-9895
150 West 28th St., #304,
New York, NY 10001
www.nownyc.org

                    PRISONERS & FORMER PRISONERS
Correctional Association of New York, Women in Prison Project
www.correctionalassociation.org/WIPP/WIPP_main.html
(212) 254-5700
135 E. 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
Advocacy and policy, research, public education, etc., on behalf of women in criminal justice
system. Website has free publications.

Justice Works Community
www.justiceworks.org
(718) 499-6704
1012 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Advocates for just criminal justice policies for women, with a focus on women in recovery
from drug and alcohol abuse. Website has useful links to other resources. No direct
services.

Prisoner’s Legal Services
http://www.plsny.org/
114 Prospect St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Legal counseling, advice, and representation for indigent inmates in state custody.

Steps to End Family Violence
(212) 410-4200
1968 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Non-residential domestic violence services, including alternatives to incarceration for abused
women and an employment readiness program

Women’s Prison Association
www.wpaonline.org
(212) 674-1163
175 Remsen St., 9th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Helps women in prison or recently released from prison to achieve financial stability and
well-being. Residential and family services (including housing, family reunification), re-entry
programs (including education, training, and targeted assistance), community services in East
New York.


                                        SENIORS
New York State Senior Citizens’ Hotline
http://www.aging.state.ny.us/findhelp/hotlines.htm
1-800-342-9871
Call for information about programs and services for the elderly in New York State, or the
telephone number or address of your local Office for the Aging or local Social Services
Office.

New York City Department for the Aging
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml
(212) 442-1000
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
Resource center for elderly New Yorkers.

Citizens Advice Bureau – Elder Abuse Services
www.cabny.org
(718) 293-0727, ext. 141
1130 Grand Concourse, 3rd floor
Bronx, NY 10456
E-mail: mnegron@cabny.org
Provides immediate assistance and advocacy to victims of elder abuse.

City Bar Justice Center Elderlaw Project
www.citybarjustice.org
212-382-6658
Wide spectrum of legal advice (though no court representation) provided to elderly poor.

Legal Services for the Elderly
www.lsny.org
Tel: (212) 391-0120
130 West 42nd Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Fax: (212) 719-1939
Advocacy center for lawyers in elderly issues: disability, pension, rent control, age
discrimination, housing. No direct services.



                                  VICTIM SERVICES
NYS Crime Victims Board
http://www.cvb.state.ny.us/
Statewide Hotline: 1-800-247-8035
Main Office:
        1 Columbia Circle, Suite 200
        Albany, NY 12203
        Phone: 518-457-8727
New York City Office:
        55 Hanson Place Room 1000
        Brooklyn, NY 11217
        Phone: 718-923-4325
Provides information on how crime victims (including DV victims and sexual assault
victims) can apply for financial compensation or other benefits.


Victim Information Bureau of Suffolk County
(631) 360-3606 hotline
(631) 360-3730 office
www.vibs.org
Provide legal advocacy and counseling to domestic violence victims (updated 6/06)

SAFE Horizon Crime Victim Hotline
866.689.HELP (4357)
Hotline provides practical assistance with crime victim board, safety measures, restitution.

				
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