Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Violence Gender-Based Violence

Monthly Bulletin

June 2021

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Commissioner’s Message

Cecile Noel

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Pride, Juneteenth, elder abuse awareness and gun violence awareness month. For many of us, June is some, or even all, of these things—a celebration, a reminder, a time for learning and mobilizing. For our Office, this is a time to re-commit ourselves to continually working through an intersectional lens to support all survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. We know that New Yorkers from especially vulnerable groups, such as LGBTQIA+ and senior New Yorkers, can, and often do, face unique barriers to getting assistance and are particularly vulnerable to abuse. As a City, it is critical that we support and meet the needs of survivors, and ensure that those seeking services receive inclusive and affirming services.

So for us at ENDGBV, June is a celebration, a reminder, and so much more. Please join us to raise awareness this month, and all year round – it is critical to making sure that survivors know that help is available and where to find it. Information and resources can be found online at the City's domestic and gender-based violence resource directory, NYC HOPE ( And for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, our New York City Family Justice Centers will continue to offer immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, mental health support, and other resources by phone. On evenings and weekends, the City-s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline remains available at 1-800-621-4673 (1-800-621-HOPE).

As we begin to reopen our NYC Family Justice Center (FJC) locations this summer—starting with limited pre-scheduled appointments at first, and staggering our re-openings by borough—I look forward to when we can return our FJCs to full services for all survivors seeking our help, including walk-in services. And as we all continue to settle into new habits and routines, our experiences in the past year underscores the critical importance of community, supporting our loved ones, and taking care of our most vulnerable New Yorkers. I thank you for your partnership and I am confident that, together, we will keep innovating and emerge even stronger, and with more equitable ways to serve survivors.


Unpaid rent?

New York State's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) began accepting applications on June 1. Eligible low and moderate-income households can get up to 12 months of their back rent paid, three months of future rent, and other assistance. Priority groups include households with members who are experiencing domestic violence or survivors of human trafficking. There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program.
Learn more from the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), including which organizations can help New Yorkers with applications

T-Mobile is now offering DV + GBV surevivors Free mobile devices, plus discounted plans


In partnership with the Mayor's Fund and ENDGBV, T-Mobile is providing 1,000 mobile devices to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. In addition, T-Mobile is also offering survivors access to discounted mobile network plans to stay connected to their support network and safety. Read the full story at the Staten Island Advance

Norton Life Lock is partnering with ther NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence to help keep survivors sage from stalkerware

NortonLifeLock Partnering with ENDGBV to Keep Survivors Safe from Stalkerware

Survivors can now call any NYC Family Justice Center to find out if Norton 360 Deluxe can help them feel safe. Norton 360 Deluxe lets you protect Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices by: defending against viruses, spyware, malware, and other online threats; safeguarding online transactions; and it provides a full-powered VPN, Dark Web monitoring, Parental Control, and more. Survivors can get up to one full year of protection for up to five devices.

The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault has suspended operation effective July 16, 2021.

People who have been referred to the Alliance for assistance are asked to redirect their requests to Safe Horizon at (212) 227-3000.

Join the ENDGBV Team

We are now accepting applications for exciting full-time positions across our teams, including outreach, policy, training, and at our FJCs. To learn how you can apply online or share our openings with your networks, visit to learn how to apply to these latest openings:

  • Assistant General Counsel – JOB ID: 464360
  • Chief of Staff – JOB ID: 32642
  • Director of Special Projects – JOB ID: 32643
  • Director of Programs & Community Partnerships, Bronx FJC – JOB ID: 465281
  • Director of Programs & Community Partnerships, Queens FJC – JOB ID: 465283
  • Executive Director, Bronx Family Justice Center – JOB ID: 464358
  • Executive Director, Manhattan Family Justice Center – JOB ID: 464397
  • Executive Director, Staten Island Family Justice Center (Executive Agency Counsel) – JOB ID: 464398

Mayor's Office Alum, Joyce A. Smith Sworn In As Acting Nassau District Attorney. See the full story at PATCH.COM

Resource Alert

Research shows a link between traumatic experience and later perpetration of domestic violence. See full policy brief, "Creating A Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program"


Fewer domestic violence complaints were reported on S.I. last year. That may not be a good thing. Here’s why.
See full story at SI Advance 

New York City, T-Mobile donate 1,000 smartphones to domestic-violence survivors.
See full story at State Scoop

Free Phones For Domestic Violence Survivors.
See full story at Brooklyn Daily Eagle



Get the latest updates on COVID-19 in New York City, and keep up with the latest citywide service modifications on the City's Agency Suspensions and Reductions page.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) in NYC, select NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) are only open for limited, pre-scheduled appointments. Services and support for survivors remains by phone with guidance on immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and community resources. Survivors can call the Center in their borough on Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Brooklyn FJC: (718) 250-5113
  • Bronx FJC: (718) 508-1220
  • Manhattan FJC: (212) 602-2800
  • Queens FJC: (718) 575-4545
  • Staten Island FJC: (718) 697-4300

After hours and on weekends, survivors can:

  • Call the City's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-4673 (1-800-621-HOPE) or using TTY: 1-800-810-7444
  • Visit NYC HOPE ( for additional community resources and information.
Illustration of statue of liberty wearing a mask and  a bandage on her arm the phrase walk up COVID-19 Vaccination.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents, age 12 and older. People who live outside of the state but work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated. People who are eligible based on employment include both paid and unpaid workers.

Note: People who are 17 years old and under are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Learn more and find a vaccine site location for eligible New Yorkers using the Vaccine Finder at

Find a walk-up vaccination site at where you do not need an appointment. You can also walk-up or make an appointment with a NYC Mobile Vaccine Bus in neighborhoods across the five boroughs for convenient, ADA-accessible COVID-19 vaccinations; in-person interpretation in multiple languages and multilingual vaccine materials are available on-site. 

Call 1-877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692) for assistance with arranging a COVID-19 vaccination, including free transportation to vaccination appointments in NYC for city residents age 65 and older and those with disabilities who have no other way to get to a vaccination site. NYC residents who cannot leave their home can sign up for an in-home vaccination online or call.


Join us for a Panel Discussion on Child & Forced Marriage in the U.S

ENDGBV Panel on Child and Forced Marriage in the U.S.

Did you know that most states have no laws against forced marriage? If you missed our panel with our partners the Tahirih Justice Center, Sakhi for South Asian Women, and Sanctuary for Families, watch the IG Live today!


Unlock Health Care with Dignity

Get Covered, New York

NYC Care health coverage is available to all New Yorkers If you cannot afford or are not eligible for health insurance, you can enroll to access comprehensive and affordable primary, preventative, and specialized health care at NYC H+H hospitals. Call 646-NYC-CARE (646-692-2273) or visit a NYC H+H location to enroll.


COVID tests are free, safe, easy, available at over 100 locations. Go to

The NYC Test & Trace Corps gets New Yorkers tested for COVID-19 and provides resources to those testing positive, including free temporary isolation housing at hotels for people who do not require medical care and are unable to isolate where they live. The Corps are committed to protecting the privacy and security of New Yorkers- personal and health information to the maximum extent permitted by federal, state and city law. NYC H+H is also offering Express COVID testing that can provide results in 24 hours. Learn more about testing, or find out if you are in a COVID-19 zone


The Justice Department Overturns Policy That Limited Asylum For Survivors Of Violence
See full story at NPR

Biden administration allocates $200 million to support survivors of domestic violence
See full story at CNN

Want to End Gun Violence? We Need Women at the Table
See full story at MS. MAGAZINE

COVID-19 created a child abuse crisis. Lawmakers are now demanding more prevention measures
See full story at USA TODAY

Woman Who Says Rape Allegation Was Dismissed As 'Immature Sex' Dusts Off 134-Year Old Law To Fight For Justice
See full story at OXYGEN

How New York repealed the 'walking while trans' law
See full story at City & State

$2.5M Expansion Of Program To Fight Elderly Abuse: Cuomo
See full story at PATCH.COM

Trafficking survivor shares story about how predators groomed her on social media
See full story at NY1

Violence Against Black Women Is Still Being Ignored and Forgotten
See full story at TEEN VOGUE

Growing Number Of Male Survivors Talk About Being A Sex Trade Victim
See full story at NPR

How purity culture and anti-Asian racism intersect in some white evangelical circles
See full story at NBC

LGBTQ students need inclusive sex ed – but less than 10% in US are receiving it, report says
See full story at USA TODAY

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