Call 911 to report actual or threatened domestic violence or gender-based violence.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
Family Justice Centers are temporarily closed, but you can get help with immediate safety planning, finding shelter, getting Orders of Protection, and accessing emergency financial relief and other resources by phone or online.
You can call the Family Justice Center in your borough Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.
When you call, you will either reach someone who can guide you on getting the help you need or be asked to leave a message so someone who can help you can return your call as quickly as possible.
During evenings and on weekends, please call NYC's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 621-4673.
Get resources for survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19.
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
- 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 AM to 5 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.