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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2020
CONTACT: eseibold@endgbv.nyc.gov, 646-841-4396

Statement from the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) Commissioner Cecile Noel on NYC Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

“While sexual violence continues to impact many New Yorkers, coming forward to seek help can be challenging due to the shame, stigma and other barriers survivors face. ENDGBV wants survivors to know that you are not alone – we hear you, we believe you, and encourage you to step forward. We are here to help, regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration or socioeconomic status. Survivors can walk into any one of our five Family Justice Centers, located in each borough, for free and confidential services including immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources. Survivors can call the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE to get connected to resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit nyc.gov/NYCHOPE to find a Family Justice Center and other local community resources.