Resources in the New York Area for Victims of Sexual Abuse
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Child Sexual Abuse Response Team of Lower Fairfield County is an interagency team that integrates criminal justice and protective services investigations while providing comprehensive services for child sexual abuse victims and non-offending parents. Call 203-324-6127 or visit childguidancect.org.
The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education provides 24/7 free and confidential services for all victims of sexual abuse. Services include a 24-hour Crisis Hotline staffed with certified sexual assault crisis counselors, individual short-term counseling, and support groups. Advocates are available 24 hours a day to meet clients at the hospitals and police stations to support and aid in the evidence collection examination, making a police statement, etc. Advocates are also available for support and accompaniment to guide clients through the court process and judicial proceedings. Call the toll-free hotline at 888-999-5545 or visit thecenter-ct.org.
The Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center works with more than 2,000 child victims each year. It is also one of the few centers that consistently earns the highest national accreditation for Child Advocacy Centers every year, exemplifying Jane Barker’s wish that children who suffer abuse will always have the highest-quality expertise, care, and advocacy they deserve. To contact the center, call 800-621-4673 or visit safehorizon.org.
The Queens Child Advocacy Center provides a child-friendly, neutral setting to conduct joint investigative interviews, on-site medical evaluation and treatment, therapeutic interventions, and victim support and advocacy services to child victims and non-offending family members. To contact the center, call 718-575-1342 or visit queensda.org/childadvocate.html.
The New York Center for Children provides onsite medical facilities and is designed to be a cheerful sanctuary for children, complete with a playroom, toys, and colorful hand-painted murals. To contact the center, call 212-517-3012 or visit newyorkcenterforchildren.org.
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Child Protection Team evaluates children who are suspected victims of physical and sexual abuse. Reach the team at 212-737-7800.
The Frances L. Loeb Child Protection and Development Center acts a safe haven for children and their families. It is complete with quiet exam rooms as well as special interview rooms with one-way glass. Contact the center at 212-562-4130 or visit childrenofbellevue.org.
Nassau County, NY
CCAN at The Safe Place (Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect) has interview rooms with comfortable furniture, a medical exam room, and toys and games for children. Reach them at 516-747-2966 or visit ccanli.org.
Suffolk County, NY
The Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids does a physical exam and interview with the child at the same time so as not to re-victimize the child and make them repeat their story. Call 631-439-0480 or visit eacinc.org.