Jewish Resources by State


UJA-Federation Task Force of Family Violence
Resource Lines: (212) 753-2288; (914) 271-2121; (631) 654-9339;(516) 677-0262

The UJA-Federation Resource Line provides information on services related to family violence within various communities.

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
120 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3371
(212) 582-9100
(212) 397 4250
(888)523-2769-Toll free - E-mail

JBFCS has a vast array of services for providers, women, children and batterers. Services include hotlines, information and referral, individual, couples and family counseling, support/self-help groups, shelters, crisis intervention, and legal services. Direct services are offered at the Madeline Borg Community Services (MBCS) offices throughout Manhattan.

     Madeline Borg Community Services Branches
Manhattan West MBCS Office
(212) 397-4250

MBCS Riverdale Office
(718) 549-6900
  Manhattan North MBCS Office
(212) 795-9888

MBCS Pelham Office
(718) 882-5000

Family Violence Support and Prevention Services
Émigré Domestic Violence Outreach Program
2020 Coney Island Avenue
New York, NY 11223
(718) 676-4210
(718) 676-4216 - Fax

The Émigré Program primarily and education and outreach program provides information and referral, counseling, support group, consultation and crisis intervention. Additionally, the Program has a perpetrators program. The program is targeted to the population from the former Soviet Union. Russian language services are conducted.

Family Violence Hotline
(718) 237-1337 - 24-hour hotline

The Family Violence Hotline is an information and referral hotline for victims and perpetrators of family violence. The hotline provides comprehensive information on all programs conducted by the JBFCS.

Family Violence Prevention Center
(212) 866-1003
Janet Geller, Director

The Prevention Center primarily provides training and outreach in-house and on-site. The Center refers to a range of services, including a telephone hotline, educational information, crisis intervention, and counseling services to battered women and children and their batterers. Additional counseling and other assistance to victims and family members struggling with the many common problems associated with sexual assault.

Jewish Support Network
1273 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 435-5700
(718) 854-5495 - Fax

The Jewish Support Network is very specialized to the Jewish community and can cater to the Orthodox community. Community education and outreach including consultation for rabbis, teachers, mental health professionals and communal leaders are available.

P.O. Box 594; Mid-town Station
New York, NY 10018
(212) 714-2225
(212) 304-1430 - 24-hour hotline
(212) 971-6041 - Fax

Genesis shelter provides day care, counseling for women and children as well as crisis intervention; individual; group; family therapy; legal and entitlements advocacy and independent living skills.

PO Box 06280
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(212) 262-7655 - 24-hour hotline
(718) 455-3645 - Fax

Horizon is a shelter which also provides childcare and counseling.

Transition Center
PO Box 629
Queens, NY 11691
(718) 327-7660
(718) 520-8045 - 24-hour hotline
(718) 327-4230 - Fax

The Transition Center is a shelter providing day care and counseling for women and children. Other services include crisis intervention, afterschool programs, family therapy, independent skills training, Kosher options. There are 14 apartment sites.

Education and Outreach Networks
Domestic Violence Coordination and Training (DVCAT)
750 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 882-5000
(718) 798-7633 - Fax

DVCAT provides services in the BRONX only. They offer outreach and educational workshops to community groups, educational institutions and religious organizations; professional training services to various health care and social service providers; and a referral network for victims of domestic violence.

Be'ad HaYeled (For the Sake of the Child)
PO Box 176
Roslyn, NY 11576
(516) 621-0552-Phone
(718) 854-5495 - Fax

Be'ad Ha Yeled's focus is children. They provide consultation to school personnel, education and training to rabbis, teachers, parents, and communal professionals in recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect, intervening on behalf of the children, preventing other cases from occurring, and supporting distressed families.

Legal Advocacy
Advocacy for Battered Women Court Services
Manhattan Family Court
60 Lafayette Street, Room 4B
New York, NY 10013
(212) 577-1270
  Bronx Family Court
900 Sheridan Avenue, Room F12
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 590-2396

The Advocacy for Battered Women Court Services has two branches, in Manhattan and the Bronx Family Court Services. Services include information and assistance to women seeking orders of protection about court procedures and a Supervised Visitation Program. This program provides a safe, secure setting in the Family Court where a noncustodial parent may visit with their child under professional supervision.

Family Violence Program
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
80 Maiden Lane, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10038
(212) 453-9618
(212) 453-9627 - Fax

The Family Violence program provides a range of services including information and referral, counseling, legal assistance and court accompaniment. Financial assistance is provided for eviction prevention, utility bills and relocation. Furniture and emergency food vouchers are available. Bilingual Services in Hebrew and Russian are available.

Specialized Services for Orthodox and Hassidic Community
Rockland Family Shelter
2 Congers Road
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-3391
(845) 634-3344-24-hour hotline

Specialized services is sponsored by the Rockland Family Shelter to serve the Orthodox community. Services are community education, counseling for children, a support group for frum women, crisis intervention, shelter with a kosher kitchen, advocacy, rabbinic and professional referrals and legal services. Bilingual services provided in Yiddish and Hebrew.

Shalom Task Force
PO Box 137
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-0137
(888) 883-2323 - hotline - (outside New York)
(718) 337-3700 - hotline - (inside New York)

(212) 742-1478-General Information

The Shalom Task Force is national Jewish hotline providing information and referral for rabbinic consultation, psychological, financial and legal services. The Task Force also conducts education and outreach, provides technical assistance and a speakers bureau. The Task Force is endorsed by endorsed by Orthodox Rabbis.

Ohel Children's Home & Family Services
4510 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 851-6300
(800) 603-OHEL - Toll free
(718) 851-1672 - Fax - Email

Ohel is geared toward servicing the orthodox community. Ohel has an orthodox shelter, but it is not a crisis intervention program. Social services include individual and family counseling, court accompaniment and referrals for legal assistances as well as rabbinic consultations.

Partner Abuse Intervention Program
Westchester Jewish Community Services
845 North Broadway, Suite 2
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 761-0600-Phone
(888) 997-1010 - Toll Free
(914) 761-5367 - Fax - Email

141 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
914-761-5367 - Fax

The Partner Abuse Intervention Program tracks cases where domestic abuse is a factor and provides training, supervision and consultation to clinicians. Services include referrals to community resources and legal services, community education and training for professionals, individual and group counseling for survivors and their children, an emergency shelter and court advocacy. WJCS is a founding member of Stand Together, an alliance of agencies in Westchester County, which offers coordinated, integrated services to victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Family Services Center
Pesach Tikvah
18 Middleton Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 875-6900 x104

The Family Services Center provides crisis intervention, individual, couple and family counseling. Bilingual services in Spanish, Yiddish and Hebrew are available.

Boro Park Bikur Cholim - Family Crisis Intervention Program
5216 11th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 438-2020

Bikur Cholim is comprised of volunteers who make home visits in Brooklyn to families with members who are victims of domestic violence, neglect and/or abuse. These volunteers work one-on-one with individual members or with whole families, serve as a liaison with therapists and community resources and help facilitate concrete services (e.g., homemakers, camp scholarships, etc.)

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
300 Forest Drive
East Hills, NY 11548
(516) 484-1545, x194
(516) 484-7354 - Fax

The JCC provides information and referrals to support services, counseling and support group. Bilingual services in Farsi.

Executive Office
315 Hudson Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 366-8400
(212) 366-8441 fax - Email


F·E·G·S Queens Division
Family Violence Counseling Services
(718) 327-1600, x229 - Far Rockaway
(718) 896-9090, x267 - Rego Park

Professionally licensed clinicians provide individual and group treatment for persons affected by family violence at two sites in Queens. Services are available to children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, Russian and Spanish counselors are at the Rego Park location. Licensed psychiatrists provide medication therapy as needed.

F·E·G·S Long Island Division
Family Violence Unit
(516) 496-7550
(516) 485-5710 - Direct Services

Through FEGS/Long Island Division's five New York State Licensed behavioral health centers across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Family Violence Clinical Specialists provide individual, group and family counseling to clients coping with past or current abuse. Licensed psychiatrists provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Services
(516) 485-5710
Community education and support services to battered women, and specialized counseling services to children who have been sexually abused and for batterers. Services are also available to survivors of sex abuse who may experience anxiety and depression.

F·E·G·S Specialized Youth Services
(516) 496-7550

Violence prevention/reduction education, training and counseling to elementary through high school students and families, teachers and administrators. A semester long Internet counseling program is available.

Russian Family Violence Prevention Program
Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 331-6800, x 47
(718) 232-8461 - Fax - Email

The Russian Family Violence Prevention Program provides information and referrals, community education and outreach, counseling, support group and emergency assistance. The program is geared toward the immigrant Russian community. Entitlement and Legal Aid are also provided.

Direct Services at the Sephardic Community Center
1901 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 627-4300
(718) 627-4993 - Fax - Email

Family Violence Specialists deliver direct services to clients who have been affected by violence, both individually and in groups. Counseling, information/referrals and education are provided.

LEAP: Legal/Social Work Elder Abuse Program
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)

Manhattan Office
132 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 273-5272
   Brooklyn Office
132 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 273-5200
   Queens Office
9777 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 286-1500
(718) 275-5352 - Fax

LEAP through it's three offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens provides information and referral, community education, case management, counseling, legal assistance including help in securing public entitlements and housing advocacy and professional consultations. Bilingual services include Russian, Spanish and Yiddish.

Project Miriam
My Sisters' Place
2 Lyon Place
White Plains, NY 10601
(800) 298-SAFE (7233) - 24-hour hotline
(914) 683-1333 x128
(914) 683-1599 - Fax - Email

My Sisters' Place is a comprehensive domestic violence service agency. MSP provides a hotline, education and outreach, materials, counseling and shelter services. Miriam's Program targets the Jewish community with specialized outreach, services and materials to synagogues and the community at large.