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Call 911 to report actual or threatened domestic violence or gender-based violence.

You can walk into any NYC Family Justice Center (FJC) to get free and confidential assistance if you are experiencing domestic or gender-based violence, which can include:

  • Intimate partner and family violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Sexual violence
  • Stalking
  • Human trafficking

Key City agencies, community, social and civil legal services providers, and District Attorney's Offices are located on-site at FJCs, to make it easier for survivors to get help.

You will receive services regardless of your age, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, language spoken, or immigration status. Every location is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. No appointment is needed.

NYC Family Justice Centers can help you with:

  • Planning for your safety
  • Applying for public benefits, shelter, housing, and other support services and programs
  • Mental health and counseling services for you and your children to support emotional well-being
  • Referrals to job training and education programs, including educational workshops to help with budgeting, credit repair, resume writing, and interviewing skills
  • Legal help for orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, divorce, housing, and immigration
  • Connecting to trained law enforcement, such as the NYPD, the NYC Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office
  • Childcare for children age 3+ while you get services at the FJC

Get more information and locations of Family Justice Centers.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Anyone can experience abuse regardless of:

  • Age
  • Sexual orientations
  • Gender identity
  • Ethnicities
  • Social groups

Most forms of gender-based violence involve one person having power and control over another. This often looks like someone crossing your physical, emotional, sexual, or financial boundaries in a specific situation, or on an ongoing basis. It may not always be clear when a situation crosses from healthy to unhealthy, or from unhealthy to something that may be considered gender-based violence.

Common types of GBV include:

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Family violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Stalking
  • Human trafficking

Learn more about recognizing the signs.