Residential Facility for Victims of Domestic Violence, Operating Certificate



Children and Family Services, Office of State
Facilities that operate residential programs for victims of domestic violence need this certificate. This certificate is given by New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

Under state law, domestic violence includes physical, emotional, and/or financial abuse. Romantic and parent-child relationships are included. Protection for victims, including facilities, are governed by OCFS.

Programs include shelters, safe home networks, and sponsoring agencies.

Programs must follow new national and state guidelines on food they provide to their clients. Consult the free training materials in "Additional Resources" to learn more.

For more information, contact:

NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
Capital View Office Park
52 Washington Street
Phone: (518) 473-7793
Fax: (518) 486-7550
Toll Free Number: (800) 345-5437

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