Women's Resources

The New York Women’s Foundation does not provide direct services, so we have provided a list of organizations and resources below.

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Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence

Sanctuary For Families

Sanctuary for Families provides a variety of services to victims of domestic violence, ranging from advice and counseling through its hotline to shelter and job training programs.

Hotline: (212) 349–6009

The New York Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

AVP provides support to LGBTQ+ victims of domestic violence through their 24-hour hotline and a range of other available resources including legal advice, counseling and support groups among others.

Hotline: (212) 714-1141

Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program operates a 24-7 English/Spanish hotline for victims of domestic violence and offers residential and non-residential programs to help victims get back on their feet afterwards.

Phone: (800) 664-5880

The City Bar Justice Center

The City Bar Justice Center provides a free legal hotline and website to help low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford legal representation best navigate their legal options on issues including, but not limited to, domestic violence.

Phone: (212) 626-7383

(Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm)

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services

GEMS is an organization that helps women who have been exploited in the commercial sex industry or have been victims of domestic sex trafficking to exit the industry and start better lives, by providing access to education, legal aid, healthcare and housing.

New York City Resources

The New York City Domestic Violence Hotline provides safety planning, referrals, and connections to emergency housing for victims of domestic violence. You can contact the Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 621-HOPE or (800) 621-4673.

New York State Resources

New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & español/Multi-language accessibility): 1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Deaf Hotline

Videophone 9am-5pm M-F 1-855-812-1001 or deafhelp@thehotline.org


Brooklyn Workforce Initiative
The Brooklyn Workforce Initiative helps low-income women primarily between the ages of 18 and 24 learn job skills that help them find living wage jobs in New York City.


Mercy Center
The Mercy Center runs adult education and workforce readiness training programs to provide individuals with the skills to be better equipped for the modern workplace.


STRIVE New York provides job training in a variety of fields, including job readiness workshops, skills training, leadership development, and more.


YWCA of Queens
The YWCA of Queens provides education and career services—including ESOL classes, a GED program, and job readiness programs—for women to succeed in the job market, particularly focusing on the immigrant population in Queens.


Make the Road New York
Make the Road New York runs English as a second language classes and job training programs for adult Latino immigrants across New York City.


Urban Upbound
Urban Upbound provides job readiness training and one-on-one counseling to help community members gain and retain meaningful employment in high-growth sectors. 


Grace Outreach
Grace Outreach provides high-school equivalency classes, college support programs, and career development services to women in the Bronx.


Literacy Partners
Literacy Partners runs a series of programs throughout the city that help parents and caregivers of young children improve their reading skills, learn to speak English and complete a high school equivalency degree. They also have online workshops to help Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers support their child’s early learning.


Per Scholas
Per Scholas provides training for low-income adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan to help them master the information technology skills that can help them find work in this growing field.


Union Settlement Association
Union Settlement Association runs a variety of adult education and job training programs throughout East Harlem.


Year Up New York
Year Up New York runs a free intensive one year technology skills job training and internship program for young adults ages 18-24 that pairs each student with a professional in the field to prepare them for future careers.

Small Business Support

Accion Opportunity Fund
The Accion Opportunity Fund is a financial support system for small businesses that advances racial, gender, and economic justice for all.


Business Outreach Center Network
BOCNET provides a range of services for individuals looking to start their own small business. Specific help to women is provided through the Women’s Business Center and through a public/private partnership that helps women start childcare businesses.


GRAMEEN provides community-based loans to groups of entrepreneurs to start or expand their businesses. When one member of the group repays their loans, the other members of the group become eligible to receive loans.


Local Development Corporation of East New York
The Local Development Corporation of East New York provides a variety of services focused on helping small business owners in the neighborhood of East New York. Their Brooklyn Women Business Center helps women and minority business owners start and expand their businesses.


Community Health Action of Staten Island
Community Health of Staten Island provides services to those on Staten Island infected with or at risk for HIV or Hepatitis C, those having problems with substance abuse, hunger or lack of primary healthcare.


SPARKS provides counseling and support to low-income women in New York who suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), primarily in the Chasidic and Sephardic ultra-orthodox Jewish communities.


Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
The Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides health care to low-income members of the whole LGBT community, with unique resources for members of the transgender community.

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