- Address Confidentiality Program
The New York Department of State has developed a program that will allow domestic violence victims to protect their addresses.
Rights Notice (English)
Información Sobre los Derechos de las Víctimas de Violencia Doméstica (En Español)
New York State Law requires that police officers who respond to a domestic violence call distribute the Victim's Rights Notice to all victims. New York State Law also requires health care providers who work in hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers to provide a copy of this notice to all suspected and confirmed victims of domestic violence. The notice is available in both English and Spanish.
- Victim Information and
Notification Everyday (VINE)
Crime victims as well as all other New Yorkers can now use their touch-tone phones to make toll-free calls to get information about convicted felony offenders in the custody of the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) - the state's prison system. 1-888-VINE-4NY (846-3469)
- A comprehensive list of resources about crime victim's compensation, temporary disability assistance, unemployment assistance and more.
- New York State
Department of Health
Provides information on Medicare and Medicaid; Family Health Plus (health insurance for adults); Child Health Plus (health insurance for children); Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP); and Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC).
York State HIV/AIDS Information Service
Provides information and resources about HIV/AIDS. 1-800-541-AIDS (2437)
- New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)
Provides help and hope for alcoholism, drug abuse or problem gambling 1-877-8-HOPENY. Call today, help is free, anonymous and confidential.
- Social Security
Administration Provides Assistance to Victims of Domestic
Provides instructions to victims who want to establish new identities on how to apply for a new Social Security Number (SSN).
A note of caution: Some abusers will try to locate their victims in many ways other than through the victim's SSN. These methods can include tracking through bank records, credit reports, telephone records of family members and friends, or as a result of the victim's requests for documentation of her former life, such as school or medical records or proof of licensing or accreditation. It is particularly difficult if a parent is attempting to flee with the minor children, since it is hard to change their names without the other parent's knowledge. In addition, most schools report specific information on children to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. For more information on this issue, contact the toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.