New York 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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://188.8.131.52/ 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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:email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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://184.108.40.206/ 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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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