Domestic Violence Aftercare Program
The Domestic Violence Aftercare Program supports victims and witnesses of domestic violence and their families, helping them transition to a new community. Victims of domestic violence who are approved for an emergency transfer receive the support of trained social workers, who provide psychosocial assistance and concrete services to help victims break free from the cycle of violence and adjust to life in a new community.
Domestic violence victims approved for transfers and who accept these services are referred to the Human Resources Administration (HRA), which runs the Aftercare Program. This program provides counseling, case-management, safety planning, and assistance with daycare and after-school programs. Victims can also be referred to other services from the Department of Education, City hospitals and community-based providers by calling HRA at 212-331-4538.
Domestic Violence Intervention, Education and Prevention Program (DVIEP)
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) also administers the Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program, which is operated by Safe Horizon. DVIEP uses Safe Horizon Case Managers and the NYPD Housing Bureau’s Domestic Violence Officers to assist victims of domestic violence who reside in NYCHA developments citywide. DVIEP case managers work with clients to identify their most urgent needs and provide information and services, safety planning, and referrals to other agencies for a broad range of comprehensive and supportive services. DVIEP also provides Emergency Transfer assessments, community awareness presentations, and police sensitivity training. Residents may call or walk in for services. The DVIEP Program is available at the Police Service Areas listed above.
Safe Horizon Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading nonprofit victim assistance, advocacy, and violence prevention organization with more than 80 programs throughout New York’s five boroughs and a staff of 800 dedicated professionals. NYCHA has partnered with Safe Horizon for more than 20 years to ensure that NYCHA residents who are victims of domestic violence receive the emotional and practical support they need. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence Intervention, Education and Prevention (DVIEP) program hotline number 1-800-621-HOPE, or call a local Safe Horizon Community Office listed above.