Remember that you are not alone and supports remain available to you:

  • The Retreat’s 24-Hour Hotline (631)329-2200
  • Deaf Crisis Line VP: 321-800-3323
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.
  • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
  • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-2736.

Obtaining orders of protection in New York Sate:

The Crime Victims Center: for victims of violent crime and victims of child sexual abuse and rape –

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness: for individuals with mental illness –

The National Network to End Domestic Violence offers these helpful resources on technology safety: NNEDV Safety Documents

App Safety Centera new tech safety resource for abuse victims/survivors, advocates, app developers, and the general public, which provides tips, information, and resources for the safe development and use of smartphone apps addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, harassment, and stalking.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Digital Safety Tips

To Remove Intimate Images Online

The links below will take you directly to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative page for removal instructions for the following sites.

Criminal Records & Employment Rights: Many survivors of domestic violence find themselves with criminal records. Oftentimes this is due to coerced criminal acts, experienced at the hands of their partner. Sometimes, this is a result of a misguided criminal justice system response to their partner’s abuse (for example, a dual arrest). Whatever the reason, survivors who have a criminal record face enormous challenges in accessing employment and economic security.

The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice has developed reference tool for survivors and advocates working with survivors that have criminal records and are seeking employment.  This reference guide is designed to give survivors/advocates a better understanding of employment rights and offers tips and resources available to survivors when they are seeking employment.

Criminal Records and Employment Rights