Domestic Violence

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Families

The transition from an abusive relationship to a safe and independent life can be a difficult process for survivors of domestic violence. Volunteers of America has developed a continuum of care for survivors of domestic violence, beginning with a referral or emergency hotline call and culminating in independence.

Three confidentially-located emergency transitional programs and secure, scattered-site housing provide a safe haven for survivors and the support they need to start the process of healing.

Through comprehensive case management services, survivors gain long-term skills that enable them to meet everyday challenges after leaving the shelter. Individuals may enter the continuum at any point. 

Our Domestic Violence program residents are referred to us by the New York City Human Resources Administration. To learn more about our domestic violence programs, call (212) 316-8288.

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, call New York City's 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline number at (800) 621-4673. If it's an emergency, please dial 911.