Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one person in a relationship to maintain power and control over the other person. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial actions, or threats that coerce or influence the other person. Intimidation, isolation from friends/relatives, tracking the partner’s movements and activities, and controlling access to money, are some of the common behaviors that can occur. From teenagers to the elderly, in a new or longstanding relationship, straight or LGBTQ, people can experience domestic/dating violence. Our domestic violence services work to meet the safety, emotional, social, legal, and physical needs of victims.
What to do if you are a victim of domestic abuse:
- Call our Hotline at 516-542-0404
Our experienced counselors will help you get through a crisis and connect you with the services you need. Information is confidential.
- As soon as possible develop a safety plan.
Read more about how to develop a safety plan.
SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE:
Emergency Room Advocacy
Trained volunteer advocates are available to support victims in Nassau County emergency rooms. They will ensure that you are treated with dignity and compassion.
Read more about Emergency Room Advocacy.
Safe Emergency Housing Assistance
If you need to flee your home, the Safe Home for Abused Families, in a confidential location, provides a caring, supportive and safe environment for women and children.
Read more about the Safe Home for Abused Families.
The Housing Department which operates out of the Bethpage office offers short-term rental assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children through the Rapid Re-Housing Program, which is federally funded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Counseling for Adults
You can meet individually with highly trained counselors who can help you understand all of your options and work through the damaging experiences you have survived. Group counseling offers you the chance to share with and learn from others.
Counseling for Children
Studies show that most children who live in homes where violence occurs may need help to overcome the trauma and prepare for healthy relationships. We have specialized counselors who can help your children.
Read more about Children’s Mental Health Services