Rape & Sexual Assault Links

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As a women’s organization, FiRE receives local  inquiries for New York area resources from women who require affordable, language-accessible care.  Because of this, we have compiled a list of resources for women living in the New York/New Jersey areas.  If you have any suggested links, please leave it in the comment boxes below, and we will promptly add it to this page – thanks!   

If you’ve come to this page looking for guidance because you or a loved one are survivors of sexual assault, please consider the following next steps and resources:

 

  1. Tell someone you trust.  Sexual assault is traumatic, and you don’t need to do it alone. You will need a lot of support as you move forward, so make sure someone you trust can be beside you during this time.
  2. Go to the hospital/clinic within 72 hours of the incident.  THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO DO! It’s important for your own health,  to make sure that you didn’t acquire any sexually transmitted diseases. A nurse who deals specifically with rape and sexual assault will administer a rape kit. (Read more about the process of being examined with a rape kit here at the RAINN website, and here from Advocacy Support Center.)
  3. Write down everything you remember about the incident, and keep it somewhere safe.  While this is a very difficult step, it will allow you to transfer all the details from your mind to paper.  This can be used for your own healing process, or as a draft for any statements/reports you would want to file with your local police once you are ready to do so in the future.
  4. Go file a report with the police – better to do this sooner than later.  This is an important step if you’re thinking about taking legal action in the future.  They need to gather evidence against your attacker to go forward with your case.  It’s important to note that not all police will be as mindful of you and your needs at the moment, so it is well within your right to ask specifically for a Sexual Assault Advocate to be present with you while filing your report with the police.
  5. Join a support group or get counseling.  This is to ensure that you have an means of sharing your story with people who will listen, as you move forward from this traumatizing event.  Find some local, affordable mental health resources here.

We wish you the best of luck, and hope that the resources below help!

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For women living in the New York City area

TAGALOG SPEAKING:

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) ● 
99 Hudson Street, Suite 12F, New York, NY 10013 ● Telephone: (212) 966-5932 ● Fax: (212) 966-4303 ●
Website: www.aaldef.org
Program Hours: Mon. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ● Fee: None
Borough(s): Citywide
Languages: Bangla, Chinese, English, Korean, Tagalog
Special population(s): Immigrants
Services: Community Education, Legal Services, Referrals
Child Center of New York ● Asian Outreach Program ● 
89-08 Justice Avenue, Suite C-7, Elmhurst, NY 11373 ● Telephone: (718) 899-9810 ● Fax: (718) 899-9699 ●
Website: www.childcenterny.org
Program Hours: Mon. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tues., Wed. and Thurs. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ● Fee: Yes
Borough(s): Citywide
Languages: Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Urdu, Tagalog
Special population(s): Asians, Batterers, Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence, Children, People with Disabilities, Elderly, Male
Victims, New Immigrants, Substance Abusers, Teenagers
Services: Anger Management, Chemical Dependency, Domestic Violence, Long Term Counseling, Mental Health Counseling,
Parenting Skills, Play Therapy

South Bronx Mental Health Council, Inc. ● 
781 East 142nd Street, Bronx, NY 10454 ● Telephone: (718) 993-1400 ● Fax: (718) 993-0647
Program Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ● Fee: Yes
Borough(s): Bronx
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Garifuna, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Yiddish
Special population(s): Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence, Children, People with Disabilities, Elderly, Immigrants, Male Victims,
Substance Abusers, Teenagers
Services: Community Education, Crisis Counseling, Emergency Assistance/Transportation, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Long Term
Counseling, Play Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Services, Referrals, Sexual Assault, Shelter/Housing Assistance

For clinics near you that provide free testing
www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/std/std2.shtml

New York Asian Womens Center
http://www.nyawc.org/
language access services!

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS
www.apicha.org

Restore NYC
http://www.restorenyc.org/
for trafficked women

Crime Victims Treatment Center – St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
411 W 114th St. Ste 2C, NY 10025
www.cvtc-slr.org
212 523 4728

NY State Crime Victims Board
www.cvb.state.ny.us/
800 247 8035

NY State Dept of Health Rape Crisis Program
To find one near you call 800 522 5006

NY State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
www.nyscasa.org/
800 942 6906
en Espanol – 800 942 6908

MANHATTAN
New York City Free Clinic
www.med.nyu/nycfreeclinic
16 East 16th Street
(917) 544-0735
Hours: Sat 9 – 1
Services: adult medicine, primary care, physicals, women’s health, reproductive health, immunizations, laboratory and radiology services, social services, referrals to Bellevue Hospital
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, other
Cost: Free for uninsured
Columbia Student Medical Outreach
www.cosmoprimarycare.org
21 Audubon Avenue
(212) 342-2719
Hours: Sat 8:30 – 1:30
Services: adult primary care, physicals, laboratory services, immunizations, social services
Cost: Free for uninsured
Community League Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/cl
1996 Amsterdam Avenue
(212) 781-7979 x100
Hours: Mon 9:30 – 6; Tues 8:30 – 5; Wed 10:30 – 8; Thurs 8:30 – 5; Fri 8:30 – 5; Sat 9 – 4
Services: Adult medicine, HIV, pediatric, reproductive health, prenatal, postpartum, immunizations, school checkups
Languages: English, Spanish
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Helen B. Atkinson Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/hba
81 West 115th Street
(212) 426-0088
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9 – 5; Wed 10 – 6; Fri 9 – 1; Sat 9 – 3
Services: Adult medicine, HIV, pediatric, reproductive health, prenatal, postpartum, immunizations, school checkups, dental
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Institute for Urban Family Health
www.institute2000.org
16 East 16th Street
(212) 633-0800
Hours: Mon – Fri 9 – 5
Services: Adult medicine, pediatric, dental, women’s health, physicals, immunizations, prenatal, disease screening, HIV, mental health, social services
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Lower East Side Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/les
92-94 Ludlow Street
(212) 277-1120
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9 – 5; Thurs 11 – 7
Services: Adult medicine, HIV, pediatric, reproductive healthcare, prenatal and postpartum care, immunizations, school checkups
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese
Cost: Sliding scale fee for adults; free for ages 13 – 19
Ryan Community Health Clinic
www.ryancenter.org
110 West 97th Street
(212) 749-1820
Hours: Mon, Thurs 8:30 – 7
Services: Adult medicine, pediatric, dental, disease screening, HIV
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Sydenham Clinic
215 West 125th Street
(212) 932-6500
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 5 – 8; Tues, Thurs 8 – 8; 1st and 3rd Sat of every month 8 – 4
Services: Adult medicine, pediatric, denal, women’s health, surgery, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat
Cost: Sliding scale fee

BROOKLYN
CABS Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/cabs
94-98 Manhattan Avenue
(718) 388-0390
Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri 9 – 5; Tues 10-6; Wed 9 – 8
Services, HIV testing, pediatric, reproductive medicine, prenatal, postpartum, immunizations, checkups
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Caribbean House Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/ch
1167 Nostrand Avenue
(718) 778-0198
Hours: Mon – Wed 9 – 5; Thurs 11 – 7; Fri 9 – 5
Services: HIV testing, pediatric, reproductive medicine, prenatal, postpartum, immunizations, checkups
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/shabazz
999 Blake Avenue
(718) 277-8303
Hours: Mon – Fri 9 – 5; Sat 9 – 3
Services: Adult medicine,  pediatric, HIV, reprpoductive health,  prenatal, postpartum, mental health, immunizations, school checkups
Cost: Sliding scale fee
QUEENS
Corona Health Center
34-33 Junction Boulevard
(718) 476-7626
Hours: Mon – Fri 11 – 1
Services: Adult medicine, pediatric, immunizations, sexually transmitted infection testing
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Queens Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/queens
97-04 Sutphin Boulevard
(718) 657-7088
Hours: Mon, Tues 10 – 6; Wed – Fri 9 – 5; Sat 9 – 2
Services: Adult medicine, HIV, pediatric, reproductive health care, prenatal and postpartum care, immunizations, school checkups
Cost: Sliding scale fee
BRONX
Bronx Health Center
www.chnnyc.org/locations/bronx
975 Westchester Avenue
(718) 991-9250/1
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9 – 5; Wed 12 – 8; Sat 9 – 3
Services: HIV, pediatric, reproductive medicine, prenatal, postpartum, immunizations, checkups
Cost: Sliding scale fee
ECHO Free Clinic
www.echoclinic.org
1894 Walton Avenue
(800) 836-1316/(718) 583-3060
Hours: Sat 9 – 12
Services: Adult primary care, physicals, immunizations, women’s health, social services
Cost: Free for uninsured

New York Statewide Hotline Numbers
New York State Crime Victims Board (CVB)
(800) 247-8035 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
TTY: (888) 289-9747
Website: www.cvb.state.ny.us
New York State Department of Health
Rape Crisis Program
To find a Rape Crisis program and rape crisis counselor near you, call this number any time. Your call is free and private.
(800) 522-5006 (Growing Up Healthy hotline)
New York State
Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)
(800) 942-6906
Spanish: (800) 942-6908
TTY: (800) 818-0656
Spanish: (800) 780-7660
Website: www.nyscasa.org
New York State
Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline
(for any type of sexual assault)
(800) 942-6906
TTY: (800) 942-0656
Website: www.opdv.state.ny.us
New York State Police Crime
Victims Specialist Program
Each upstate “troop region” has a crime victim specialist, who works closely with both police and local victim service agencies to best meet the needs of the victim.
Website: www.troopers.state.ny.us/Contact_us/Crime_victims
New York City Hotline Numbers
Safe Horizon (Rape, Sexual Assault and Incest Hotline)
(212) 227-3000
TDD: (866) 604-5350
www.safehorizon.org
New York City Police Department
Special Victims Unit
(646) 610-RAPE

New York State Crime Victims Board (helps get compensation for medical and legal fees)
1 Columbia Circle
Suite 200
Albany, NY 12203-6383
Tel: (800) 247-8035
TTY: (888) 289-9747
www.cvb.state.ny.us

For women in New Jersey:

NJ Rape Crisis Center listings (by County)
http://www.njcasa.org/centers.htm

Hudson County Rape Crisis Center
http://hcrcc.blogspot.com/

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault
http://www.njcasa.org/

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