Call 911 to report domestic violence, including a crime in progress, impending threat, fear of violence, or past domestic violence. If you can't safely call 911, you can send them a text. See the "Texting 911" section below for more information.
Services are available to domestic violence victims throughout the five boroughs. Domestic violence occurs in families of all races, cultures, religions, and income levels. Assistance is available to both male and female victims and to victims in same-sex relationships. No matter what your immigration status is, if someone is abusing you, help is available.
The New York City Domestic Violence Hotline provides safety planning, referrals, and connections to emergency housing for victims of domestic violence. You can contact the Domestic Violence Hotline by phone.
The hotline provides assistance in over 150 languages.
Learn more about Domestic Violence Hotline.
- Agency: Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice
- Division: Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Hotline
- Phone Number: (800) 621-4673
- Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Family Justice Centers
New York City Family Justice Centers provide one-stop locations for victims to receive services. Services include:
- Emergency shelter and permanent housing
- Orders of protection
- Financial assistance
- Health care
- Civil legal assistance
- Filing police reports