How to Find a Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter
Information on how to find shelter in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx or Staten Island
How do I find a domestic violence shelter for women near me in New York Ciy?
Women seeking shelter in New York City have to visit an intake shelter for placement assistance. This is an important first step since shelters serve different situations, an intake shelter can get you to the place that can help you. If you are a survivor of domestic violence and seeking shelter in New York City (for safety) you can call the New York City domestic violence hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE.
If you are a person with a disability and a survivor of domestic violence call Freedom House at 212-400-6470.
New York City’s intake shelters are open to you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Though shelters are located around the city’s five boroughs, the intake shelters are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Selecting the intake shelter that fits your situation and that is closest to you will reduce travel and get you help sooner.
Finding Housing and Shelter in New York City for Women Survivors of Domestic Violence with Disabilities
Crisis Shelter for Women Survivors of Domestic Violence with Disabilities
Domestic Violence shelters are safe places away from abusers that offer help and support for your situation. Counseling, occupational therapy and case management are a few of the services you find at this type of shelter. Finding the right shelter and programs gives a victim of domestic abuse the tools to regain control of their life. If you are a victim of domestic violence and have a disability contact the programs listed below. If you are in immediate danger call 911.
Barrier Free Living (BFL) has been working with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities for decades. The Barrier Free Living Freedom House crisis shelter and programs are for single adults with disabilities, and adults with disabilities with children. Freedom House was the first fully accessible temporary shelter for the disabled and is unparalleled in the services it offers.
The Freedom House team understands the importance of family and how critical a positive family dynamic is after leaving an abusive relationship. Freedom House offers counseling and support to children and adolescents, as well as adults.
Not all accessible shelters have the facilities or trained staff needed for supporting people with disabilities. Freedom House shelter has the experience and welcomes people who are Deaf or hard-of hearing as well as people with disabilities including wheelchair users. The Barrier Free Living staff is professional and caring, and fluent in many languages such as American Sign Language, Spanish and English.
What is Freedom House like?
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Counseling for Domestic Violence Survivors
Looking for more information about shelter, housing, and programs for women and families with disabilities in domestic violence situations?
Learn about Barrier Free Living at www.bflnyc.org
Finding Housing and Shelter in New York City for Single Women
Shelter Intake Center for Single Adult Women in Brooklyn
HELP WOMEN’S SHELTER
Address: 116 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn (between Liberty Avenue and Glenmore Avenue).
Subway: C train to Liberty Avenue.
Shelter Intake Center for Single Adult Women in the Bronx
Address: 1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx (near East 166th Street)
Subway: 2 or 5 train to 149th Street then the #55 bus to 166th Street & 3rd Avenue OR the #21 bus to 166th Street & Boston Road.
Finding Housing and Shelter in New York City for Families and Pregnant Women
Shelter Intake Center for Families with Children under 21
Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Intake Center
Address: 151 East 151st Street Bronx, NY
Subway: 2, 4 or 5 train to 149th Street – Grand Concourse
More Information about applying for shelter at the DHS website:
Brochure about the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Intake Center: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dhs/downloads/pdf/path-brochure.pdf