The abuser may also destroy valuables or other sentimental items once the victim leaves the home.The types of items domestic violence survivors might want to take include the following: 800.621.
Domestic violence and abuse can include your partner: hitting, slapping, kicking, or using any other physical violence against you; forcing you to have sex when you don’t want to, or forcing you to do sexual things you don’t want to do; threatening to hurt you, your children, or someone else you care about; threatening to report you to immigration or get you in trouble with another person or organization; constantly insulting, criticizing, or putting you down; telling you how to dress or behave; controlling your access to money or other support systems; or stalking, obsessively checking up on you, or otherwise trying to control your life.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) and a variety of agencies in the Bronx and all over NYC provide temporary housing, emergency shelter, and support services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Before leaving the abuser, victims should remember to take important papers such as government-issued identification and birth certificates.
It may not be safe for the victim to return home for some time and these papers will be invaluable as s/he seeks emergency shelter and/or new housing.
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Programs include an HRA Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), Clinical Services, Teen Accountability Program, Civil Legal Services, Alternatives to Incarceration, and a Re-entry program for formerly incarcerated women with histories of trauma.
212.349.6009 Provides services to victims of gender-based violence and their children in NYC, with specialized programs for immigrants, LGBTQ, sex trafficking survivors and children & youth.
Assistance in English, Spanish, and 150 other languages.
Or call 311 and ask for the Domestic Violence Hotline.
212.714.1141 Empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
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