Survivor Resources

Know that you are not alone – there are several New York City services that can answer your questions and provide the assistance you need.

 

Search our NYC Center Locator to find survivor resources near you.

Hotlines & Helplines

Safe Horizon advocates are available 24 hours, 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter and information about resources: 212.227.3000

 

The Alliance Helpline for advocacy, referrals, and confidential counseling, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM: 212.514.SAFE(7233) or email us at survivorsupport@svfreenyc.org

Survivor Rights in the Emergency Department

As a survivor of a sexual assault, you have several rights. If you wish, your volunteer advocate can review your rights in further detail. Here are some below:

 

You have the right to trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care is provided by services that identify and limit potential triggers to reduce retraumatization, and to protect a survivor’s mental and emotional health.

 

You have the right to be tested, and receive preventive treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

 

You have every right to ask questions of the police, nurses, attorneys—anyone involved in your care and case, if you choose to report to the police.

 

You have the right to confidentiality with your survivor advocate. Confidentiality may not apply if related to issues of patient safety.

 

You have the right to do nothing.

 

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Victim Impact Statements

Victim impact statements are written or oral information from crime victims, in their own words, about how a crime has affected them. All 50 states allow victim impact statements at some phase of the sentencing process. Read more

Violence Against Gays and Lesbians

Respondents who identified as transgender or gender non-conforming during grades K-12 reported significant rates of harassment (78%), physical assault (35%), and sexual violence (12%). Read more

Stalking

Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention, harassment, and contact. Read more

Incest

Approximately 30% of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. Read more

Cyberstalking

Cyberstalking is a relatively new phenomenon. With the decreasing expense and thereby increased availability of computers and online services, more individuals are purchasing computers and “logging onto” the Internet, making another form of communication vulnerable to abuse by stalkers. Read more

Campus Crime Victims

Victims of campus violence, like all victims of crime, react to their victimizations in many different ways. Immediately after the crime, victims often struggle with feelings of fear, helplessness, confusion, guilt, self-blame, shock, disbelief, denial, anger, shame and numerous other emotions. Read more

Acquaintance Rape

When most people think of rape, they visualize an unknown lunatic violently dragging a defenseless person into a dark alley. This is a very inaccurate portrayal. Read more

NYC Center Locator

The Alliance has created a searchable database of services available for survivors in New York City. Use the map below to find services near you.

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