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Hattie Carthan Women Security Conference

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO GAIN CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP


Here is a list of organizations that we Like who have been working to create justice in communities, especially for women and girls..Please Click on Links below to Learn more about the groups that are doing work to empower women in various aspects of leadership in their communities. This list will be updated periodically, so please check back often. Please feel to use this as a resource list.


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Please stay tuned for our upcoming feminine empowerment leadership programs growing in the garden and market- Our two model initiatives that we are currently embarking on are "Girls Working outside and Growing Inside" which will deliver advocacy, community organizing and green job trainings for Bed Stuy girls. aged 14-21 years old. and the "to run and not be weary" program will advance alternative nature-based approaches to advocating for change in high stress situations where oppression has taken strong hold .

Fierce- http://www.fiercenyc.org Fierce is a POC LGBTTSQ youth lead organizing project in New York City.


Young Women's Action Team- http://www.youngwomensactionteam.org Chicago Based Girls lead social justice campaign to end street harrassment


Females United For Action http://www.myspace.com/femalesunitedforaction Chicago Based Girls lead group that is concerned about media representations of women National Youth Advocacy Coalition


http://www.nyacyouth.org This is a national activist organization for LGBT youth and their allies.

This is an amazing school that helps young activists gain organizing and mobilization skills Prison Moratorium Project http://www.nomoreprisons.org Located in Brooklyn, these folks work to end the building of youth detention centers and prisons


Sista to Sista http://www.sistaiisista.org This is a proactive space in New York City where young women of color can tap into their collective power to fight injustice Center for Young Women's Development-


http://www.cywd.org Based in California, this is a project run by and for young girls and women!!


Sista's On the Rise http://www.sistasontherise.org Sistas on the Rise is a space for young women of color ages 13-21, to take ownership and power over their lives and create a healthy community.


Audre Lourde Project http://www.alp.org This is a radical queer people of color social justice organizing project in Brooklyn, NY. They have a youth organizing project too! Plus they do work around the sex trade and transgender issues. Check them out.


Amazing Feminst Women of Color Organizations: Sister Song- http://www.sistersong.net Sister song is a radical project working on reproductive justice issues for women of color


Incite! http://www.incite-national.org This is an grassroots projects that unites women of color to end violence against women Women of Color Resource Center http://www.coloredgirls.org/


This organization works to improve the lives of women and girls of color in the U.S. Center for Women Population and the Environment http://www.cwpe.org Check out this site if you are looking to organize for reproductive justice issues for women and girls of color.

MORE RESOURCES FOR NYC WOMEN

All boroughs

Barrier Free Living, Inc.

Phone: (212) 677 6668

Web: http://www.bflnyc.org

Offers services for the physically disabled, including assistance with crime victim compensation, domestic violence counseling, case management, advocacy, and assistance in obtaining Orders of Protection. Freedom House - an emergency shelter specifically designed to serve victims of domestic violence with disabilities


Day One (formerly Break the Cycle NY)

Phone: (800) 214 - 4150

Phone: 212.566.8120

Web: http://www.dayoneny.org

Email: [email protected]

FDR Station provides help to young people (ages 12-22) experiencing abuse, including: Free Legal Services, Community Workshops and Education, Peer Leadership Programs


Dwa Fanm (Women's Rights in Haitian Creole)

Phone: 718-230-4027

Web: http://www.dwafanm.org

Email: [email protected]

Dwa Fanm is a human rights organization committed to empowering all women and girls with the freedom to define and control their own lives. Through service, education, advocacy and grassroots programs, Dwa Fanm works to end discrimination, violence, and other forms of injustice here in New York and abroad.


Fund for the City of New York

Web: http://www.fcny.org/nydv/

The Fund for the City of New York website helps you fill out housing and court forms.


NYC Domestic Violence Hotline (operated by Safe Horizon)

Phone: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)


Project Oasis Safe Homes

Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)


Steps to End Family Violence

Phone: (646) 315 -7600


Women In Need, Inc.

Hotline: (800) HELPWIN (435-7946)

Phone: (212) 695-4758

Web: http://www.women-in-need.org


Arab-American Family Support Center

150 Court Street, 3rd Flr

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 643-8000

Web: http://www.aafscny.org/

Email: [email protected]


Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.

21 Snyder Ave. 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Phone: (718) 826-2942

Web: http://www.cwha.org

Languages spoken: English, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish


Battered Women's Resource Center - Voices of Women Organizing Project

PO Box 20181

Greeley Square Station

New York , NY 10001

Phone: (212) 696-1481

Fax: (212) 696-1482

Web: http://www.vowbwrc.org

Email: [email protected]


Domestic Violence Project of the Urban Justice Center

123 William Street 16th Floor

New York, NY 10038

Hotline: (718) 875 - 5062

Phone: (646) 602 -5600

Web: http://www.urbanjustice.org

Provides legal and social services for victims of domestic violence in Brooklyn. They provide representation and legal advocacy; crisis counseling; and empowerment groups. Services are available to survivors of abuse, regardless of income.


Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

240 West 35th Street, Suite 200

New York, NY 10001

Hotline: (212) 714-1141

Web: http://www.avp.org/services.htm


GEMS - Girls' Educational & Mentoring Services

298B West 149th Street

New York , NY 10039

Phone: 212-926-8089

Web: http://www.gems-girls.org

Email: [email protected]

Preventive and transitional services to young women aged 13-21 years who are at risk for or involved in sexual exploitation and violence. Services: Peer counseling, crisis counseling, groups, housing referrals, vocational assistance, health-care referrals, youth leadership, trainings and consultation. Outreach to group homes, correctional facilities, and youth programs.


InMotion - Manhattan

70 West 36th Street, Suite 903

New York, NY 10018

Phone: (212) 695-3800

Web: http://www.inmotiononline.org


New York Immigration Hotline

New York, NY

Hotline: (800) 566-7636 or (212) 419-3737

A multilingual information and referral service. Calls are anonymous and conversations confidential. They are NOT affiliated with the Immigration and Naturalizations Service.


NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

27 Christopher Street

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10014

Phone: (212) 229-0345

Phone: Español: (212) 229-0345 ext. 306

Web: http://www.nycagainstrape.org


Safe Horizon

2 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10007

Hotline: 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673); Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: (212) 227-3000

Phone: 24-hour Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)

Phone: Office: (212) 577-7700

Web: http://www.safehorizon.org

Email: [email protected]


SAKHI for South Asian Women

P.O.Box 20208 Greeley Square Station

New York, NY 10001-0006

Hotline: (212) 868-6741

Phone: (212) 714-9153

Web: http://www.sakhi.org

Email: [email protected]

Sakhi’s direct services for South Asian community are free and confidential. They include crisis intervention; ongoing emotional support; monthly support group, with staff available to translate in 3 languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu; assistance in accessing free or low-cost legal representation for criminal, family, and immigration cases; and assistance in accessing health services, public benefits, and housing; and, accompaniments and translation assistance in court, during healthcare visits, and at public benefits and welfare agencies.


Sanctuary For Families, Inc.

PO Box 1406

Wall Street Station

New York, NY 10268

Phone: (212) 349-6009

Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org

Sanctuary provides shelter referrals, clinical services, and legal services (including assistance with immigration cases) to victims of abuse. Se habla espanol.

Bronx


Bronx Independent Living Services

Phone: (718) 515-2800

Primarily serving people with disabilities, this program offers information, support, help with going to court, and benefits counseling.


Hostos Women and Immigrants Rights Center - Bronx

Phone: (718) 518-4312


Kingsbridge Center - Bronx Community Program

Phone: (718) 933-1000

Web: http://www.safehorizon.org

Rape & sexual assault support groups, case management, crisis intervention


Morris Heights Center for Families – Salvation Army

Phone: (718) 561-3190

The center runs preventative programs, offering a full range of family and domestic violence-specific classes. Includes support groups for battered women and programs for batterers.


New Day Shelter

Phone: (718) 617-8762


Sanctuary for Families

PO Box 911

Hub Station

Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: (718) 993–5990

Fax: (718) 993-5988

Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org/index.php

Sanctuary provides shelter referrals, clinical services, and legal services (including assistance with immigration cases) to victims of abuse. Se habla espanol.


St. Rita's Center (refugees)

2342 Andrews Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: (718) 365-4390

Web: http://ritascenter.org/

Social Services: individual/ family counseling, referrals, advocacy; Interpreter and Translation Services; Employment Counseling and Placement; Youth Services: tutoring and guidance (Elementary/ High School), peer support groups, after school homework assistance, youth leadership; Crime Prevention and Victimization Services; Community Outreach

Brooklyn


Brooklyn DA's Office (Community Programs)

Phone: (718) 250-2000

The Kings County District Attorney's Office offers more than 30 community outreach programs related to domestic violence, substance abuse, school and youth, re-entry, alternative sentencing, sex crimes and other community initiatives. We are committed to crime prevention, intervention and rehabilitative programs for the Brooklyn community.


Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

7802 Bay Parkway

Phone: Family Violence Prevention Program: (718) 943-6347 Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-2:00PM

Phone: General: (718) 331-6800: English, x 149; Russian, x 147

Web: http://www.jchb.org/

Provides, in English and Russian, domestic violence services, including information, counseling, benefits assistance, referrals, and community education


Kayama

Phone: 800-932-8589

Web: http://www.kayama.org

Kayama is a not-for-profit organization that helps women obtain gitten. There is no charge for their services. This is primarily for Jewish women.


New York City Family Justice Center - Brooklyn

350 Jay Street

Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)

Web: http://www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence

Program Hours: M-F; 9-5pm Fees: None All languages are available. Services provided for Brooklyn domestic violence victims, and include: - Civil legal information and access to representation for immigration, housing and family court matters - Children’s activities - Safety planning - Assistance with filing Police and Probation reports - Counseling - Support groups - Prosecution of domestic violence crimes - Services for the elderly and/or disabled - Assistance with applications for shelter and housing - Language interpretation - Voluntary spiritual support


North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence

260 Broadway, 3rd Floor

Phone: (718) 302-4073

Web: http://northbrooklyncoalition.org/

Email: [email protected]


Park Slope Safe Homes Project - Brooklyn

Phone: (718) 499-2151


Turning Point

Phone: 718-883-9400

Web: http://www.turningpoint-ny.org

Email: [email protected]

Community based social services agency serving Muslim women and families


Women's Safe Start - Shelter

Phone: (718) 453-2280

Must get referred through the PATH Intake Center, located at 346 Powers Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, (917) 521-3965

Manhattan


Henry Street Shelter

Phone: (800) 621-4673

Phone: (212) 577-7777

One of the first publicly funded shelters, the Shelter for Battered Women has provided safe refuge and on-site social services for female survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1977. The Shelter consists of thirteen furnished apartments, each shared by two families. The length of stay is three to six months. During that time, residents are educated on family safety, non-violent relationship choices, economic self-sufficiency, and finding and maintaining permanent housing.


New York Asian Women's Center - Manhattan

Hotline: (888) 888-7702

Web: http://www.nyawc.org

Hotline in English or various Asian languages.


Safe Horizon - Harlem Office

Phone: (212) 316-2100


Urban Women's Retreat - Manhattan

PO BOX 450

Manhattan, NY 10037

Phone: (212) 690-6490


Violence Intervention Program

Zip INK PO BOX 1161

Triborough Station

New York, NY 10035

Hotline: 800-664-5880

Web: http://vipmujeres.org

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is a nationally recognized Latina organization. Our mission is to promote nonviolent partner relationships, familias, and communities through raising awareness, activism, and culturally competent services that are respectful of each survivor's right to self-determination.

Queens


Safe Horizon - Jamaica Center

74-09 37th Avenue, Room 412

Phone: (718) 291-2555

Phone: (718) 899-1233 Community Program


Transition Center (Kosher facilities)

Hotline: 1-800-621-4673 Safe Horizon Hotline

Please call Safe Horizon and they will call this shelter for you.


Women Helping Women

PO BOX 580086

Flushing, NV 11358-0086

Phone: (718) 539-9111 Office

Email: [email protected]

Safe home for working women. They do not take children.


Allen Women's Resource Center

PO Box 340316

Jamaica , 11434

Phone: (718) 739-6202

Web: http://www.allencathedral.org/allen/home.aspx?sn=allen&nid=2034&idv=2034&shlinks=1

Email: [email protected]

A project of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York


Charosa Foundation

Jamaica, NY

Phone: (718) 297-5860 or (718) 723-4896

Web: http://www.charosafoundation.org/supportus.html

Provides counseling to victims of domestic violence or those affected by it.

Staten Island


Project Oasis Safe Homes

Phone: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)


Safe Horizon Rape Crisis Program

30 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Staten Island, NY

Hotline: 800-621-4673 (24 hours)

Phone: 718-720-2591 x17


Checkout the East New York Women's Wall Project - The community is their canvas


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