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Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund

The federally funded American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 established $1 billion Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund to assist eligible families that have been affected by the pandemic and are in a specific crisis. Over $21 million was allocated in the fiscal year 2022 State Budget to provide certain expenses to survivors of domestic violence.

These federal dollars are available as part of the COVID recovery funding and can cover certain non-recurrent, short term expenses related to housing and essential needs, such as rent and utilities, for eligible survivors of domestic violence who are pregnant or parenting. 

The funds will be going to domestic violence service providers, to be administered by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) in partnership with the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Who is Eligible

To be eligible, survivors must be pregnant or have children, and someone in their household must currently receive TANF, SNAP, or Medicaid. Their household must be under 200% of the federal poverty limit. Survivors must also be a citizen of the United States or have a citizen in their household. 

 

Where to Get Funding

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funding is available through your local domestic violence services provider.

  • If you are an eligible NYC survivor, please contact a Family Justice Center near you and they will help you or direct you to a provider.
  • If you are an eligible survivor outside of the NYC, please use the table below to find a provider near you.
  • If you're not sure how to contact your local provider, reach out to the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline to speak to an advocate. 
    • Call: 800-942-6906
    • Text: 844-997-2121
    • Chat

County

Program name

Hotline number

Website

 

Albany

 

Albany County District Attorney

518-487-5460

 

https://www.albanycountyda.com/Home.aspx

Albany

Albany Medical College

518-262-3125

https://www.amc.edu/

Albany

Equinox, INC.

518-432-7865

https://www.equinoxinc.org/

Albany

In Our Own Voices, Inc.

518-432-4188

https://ioov.org/

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara

Legal Assistance of Western NY

315-781-1465

https://www.lawny.org/

Cayuga

Cayuga County District Attorney

315-253-1391

 

http://www.cayugacounty.us/

 

Cayuga

Cayuga Counseling Services Inc

315-253-9795

 

https://cayugacounseling.org/

Central New York

Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office

315-435-2470

https://da.ongov.net/

Chemung

Elmira Police Department Victim Services Program

607-732-1979

 

Chemung

Salvation Army of Elmira

(607) 732-0314

https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/empire/

Chenango, Madison

Liberty Resources

1-855-966-9723

https://www.liberty-resources.org/hrhc/

 

 

Clinton, Essex, Franklin

Behavioral Health Services North, INC.

1-888-563-6904

https://bhsn.org/

Colombia, Greene

Community Action of Green County

(518) 943-9205

https://cagcny.org/

Colombia, Greene

Mental Health Association of Colombia Green Counties, INC.

518-828-4619

https://www.mhacg.org/

Delaware

Delaware Opportunities, Inc.

607-745-1600

https://delawareopportunities.org/

Dutchess

Family Services, INC.

845-485-5550

https://familyservicesny.org/

Erie

Community Services for Every1

716-883-8002

https://www.csevery1.com/

 

Erie

Erie County Medical Center Corporation

716-898-3000

 

https://www.ecmc.edu/

Erie

Hispanos Unidos De Buffalo, Inc

(716) 856-7110

http://hubwny.org/

Erie

International Institute of Buffalo, Inc.

716-883-1900

https://iibuffalo.org/

Erie

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services. INC

716-834-3131

https://ithacacrisis.org/

Finger Lakes

Ontario County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program

585-396-4451

https://ontariocountyny.gov/1845/Victim-Witness-Assistance-Program

Franklin

 

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

 

518-358-2272

https://www.srmt-nsn.gov/

Fulton

Family Counseling Center of Fulton County, Inc.

518-725-5300

https://www.thefamilycounselingcenter.org/

Genesee

YWCA of Genesee County

585-343-7513

 

https://ywcagenesee.org/

Herkimer

Catholic Charities of Herkimer County

518-453-6650

https://www.ccrcda.org/contact-us/

Jefferson

Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, INC

315-782-1855

https://vacjc.com/

Kings

Kings County DA’s Office

718-250-3300

http://www.brooklynda.org/

Livingston

Chances & Changes

 

1-585-658-2660 or 1-888-252-9360

http://www.chancesandchanges.org/

Monroe

Saathi of Rochester

585-234-1050

https://www.saathiofrochester.org/   

Monroe

Willow Domestic Violence Center in the Greater Rochester, Inc.

 

 

585-222-7233

 

https://willowcenterny.org/

Montgomery

Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

518-842-4202

https://www.catholiccharitiesfmc.org/

Nassau

Circulo De La Hispanidad, Inc.

(516) 431-1135

https://cdlh.org/

Nassau

Safe Center LI, INC.

516-542-0404

https://www.tscli.org/

Nassau

 

The Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center

516-505-9672

http://www.theworc.org/

Niagara

Niagara County Sherriff’s Office

716-438-3393

https://www.niagarasheriff.com/

Niagara

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

716-278-4000

https://nfmmc.org/

Niagara

YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.

716-433-6716

 

Onedia

YWCA of the Mohawk Valley

 

315-797-7740

 

https://www.ywcamv.org/

Onondaga

Salvation Army of Syracuse

(315) 479-1369

 

 

https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/empire/syracuse/

Onondaga

Vera House, INC.

 

315-468-3260

 

https://www.verahouse.org/

Orange, Sullivan

Fearless! Hudson Valley Inc.

(845)562-5340

https://fearlesshv.org/

Putnam

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, INC

845-628-2166

               

https://www.pnwwrc.org/

Richmond

Richmond County District Attorney’s Office

718-876-6300

 

https://www.statenislandda.org/

Rockland

Center for Safety and Change, Inc.

845-634-3344

https://www.centerforsafetyandchange.org/

Saratoga

Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County

518-584-8188

https://www.wellspringcares.org/

Saratoga

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center

(518) 664-8322

https://www.mechanicvilleacsc.org/

Schenectady

YWCA of Schenectady

518-374-3386

https://www.ywca-neny.org/

Schuyler

Schuyler County

607-535-8140

https://www.schuylercounty.us/

 

Schuyler

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler

607-734-9784

 

https://cs-cc.org/

 

St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House for Victims of Family Violence, INC

315-379-9845

http://www.slvrenewalhouse.org/

                

Steuben

Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty, INC

1-800-286-3407

 

https://arbordevelopment.org/about/

Steuben

Steuben County of

 

https://www.steubencountyny.gov/

Suffolk

Brighter Tomorrow’s, Inc.

631-395-1800

https://brightertomorrowsinc.org/

 

Suffolk

Crime Victims Center (Parents for Megans Law)

631-332-9234

https://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

                

Suffolk

Retreat, INC

 

631-329-2200

https://allagainstabuse.org/

Suffolk

SEPA Mujer

631-980-2555

https://www.sepamujer.org/

Suffolk

 

Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc.

 

631-360-3606

https://vibesli.org/

Tompkins

Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, INC

607-277-3203

www.actompkins.org

Ulster

Family of Woodstock, Inc.

845-679-2485

https://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/

Ulster

Ulster County Crime Victim Assistance Program

845-340-3443

https://ulstercountyny.gov/probation/crime-victim-assistance

Warren

Glens Falls Hospital

518-926-1000

https://www.glensfallshospital.org/

 

Warren

Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties

(518) 793-9496

https://www.ccrcda.org/agencies-and-programs/saratoga-warren-washington-counties/

Warren

Warren County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program

518-761-6405

https://warrencountyny.gov/da/vap

Washington

Washington County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program

518-746-2100

 

https://washingtoncountyny.gov/283/District-Attorney

Wayne

Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes Inc/ Survivor Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes

 

 

 

800-456-1172

 

 

 

https://www.vrcfl.org/contact/

Wayne

Wayne County of

315-946-5480

 

https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/

Westchester

 

Hopes Door, Inc.

888-438-8700

https://hopesdoorny.org/

Westchester

My Sister’s Place

800-298-7233

https://mspny.org/

Yates

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

800-247-7273

https://shflny.org/