QUEENS SUPPORT SERVICES

Virtual Gender Justice Summit: March 30

Borough President Richards’ inaugural Gender Justice Summit in honor of Women’s Herstory Month will be held on Tuesday, March 30 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. 

Join us for an afternoon of discussions centered on equal rights in business, civic live, education, reproductive healthcare and more, followed by a celebration of the Queens women who have selflessly served our borough during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to RSVP and we’ll see you on March 30!

The Queens Borough President’s Office is committed to ensuring that vulnerable and historically underserved communities have equal access to the critical services needed to protect and strengthen our families. 

From an increase in domestic and gender-based violence to the exacerbation of housing insecurity and homelessness, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep need for these services and the organizations across Queens that offer them. 

See below for a list of groups standing ready to assist Queens families in need today. 

Reproductive Justice Health and LGBTQIA+ Resources

Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Resources

Choices Women’s Medical Center
  • Choices Women’s Medical Center is a woman-owned and operated medical facility serving women in New York City and surrounding areas for over 50 years. Choices team of board-certified medical professionals and support staff offer safe, trusted, comprehensive care and services at the highest level. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens, NY.
  • Contact Information: (718) 786-5000
  • Address: 147-32 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica

 

 

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY)
  • The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide voluntary family planning services and education that enhance personal and social understanding of human sexuality. They advocate for public policies that guarantee reproductive rights and access to health care.
  • Contact Information: (800) 230-7526
  • Diane L. Max Health Center of Queens: 21-41 45th Road in Long Island City
    • Contact: (212) 965-700
Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council
  • Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council, Inc. (QCPC), a not-for-profit community-based maternal/child health organization has promoted improvements in perinatal health in high need communities in Queens through several programs and projects.
  • Contact Information: (718) 206-4357
  • F.A.M.I.L.Y. Center: 106-46 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica
Queens LGBT Center (Q-Center)
  • Part of the LGBT Network, the mission of Q Center is to celebrate and take pride in LGBT identities, care for individuals and groups in need, educate the public about those individuals and groups, address health disparities, build community, and empower all. Q Center particularly works to help those most underserved through addressing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
  • Contact: (718) 514-2155
  • Address: 34-12 36th Street in Astoria
NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Queens Family Justice Center
  • Contact: (718) 575-4545 (Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm)
    • You may be asked to leave a message, and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible, with guidance on immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and community resources, including FJC updates.
Safe Horizon
  • Safe Horizon is a victim assistance nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and more.
  • 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-4673
  • 24-hour Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000
  • Safely chat online with an advocate.
Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI)
  • The services offered by the SAVI program are confidential and free of charge, including:
    • Counseling for survivors of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence and intimate partner violence
    • Support services for friends and families of survivors
    • Takanot Project: Counseling and support services for Orthodox Jewish survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence
    • Emergency room advocacy
    • Legal advocacy
    • Education and training
  • Participating locations include NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens and Mount Sinai Queens.
  • Contact: (212) 423-2140
  • 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-4673
Violence Intervention Program
  • The mission of the Violence Intervention Program is to lead Latina victims of domestic violence to safety, empower them to live free of violence and reach and sustain their full potential. They pursue their mission by raising community awareness, engaging in activism and providing culturally competent services.
  • 24-hour Hotline: (800) 664-5880
Jewish Childcare Association of New York
  • JCCA’s mission is to provide the highest quality child welfare and mental health services to New York’s neediest and most vulnerable children and families to ensure that their safety, permanency and well-being leads to a life of stability and promise.
  • Contact: (917) 808-4800
Turning Point for Women and Families
  • Turning Point for Women and Families’ mission is to help Muslim women and girls affected by domestic violence to empower themselves and transform their own lives as well as those of their families. Turning Point provides a diversified range of culturally competent services focused on safety and self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and referrals.
  • Contact: (718) 262-8722 or (718) 262-8744
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Languages: Arabic, Bangla, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi
Sakhi for South Asian Women
  • Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to represent the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and to honor the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence.
  • Hotline: (212) 868-6742
    • Hours: Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm
  • Textline: (305) 697-2544
  • Email: [email protected]
Womankind
  • Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. They bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal.
  • 24-hour Multilingual Helpline: (888) 888-7702
    • Languages available: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Vietnamese and more
  • Resource Textline:
    • English: (929) 207-5907
    • Chinese: (929) 207-5901
    • Open Monday to Friday between 10am to 6pm
Jahajee Sisters
  • Jahajee Sisters is a 501c3 non for profit movement-building organization, led by Indo-Caribbean women, committed to creating a safe and equitable society for women and girls. They foster solidarity and solidarity through dialogue, healing, the arts, leadership development and grassroots organizing. 
  • Contact: [email protected]
Garden of Hope
  • Garden of Hope dedicates itself to serving, caring, and rebuilding the lives of people who have been exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; specifically targeting its services towards the growing Chinese communities in the NYC region.
  • Phone: (877) 990-8595
  • Email: [email protected]
Korean American Family Service Center
  • KAFSC is a leading, nonprofit organization that supports and empowers adults, youth and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect. They are committed to preventing and ending domestic violence, sexual assault, and relationship abuse, and creating a violence-free society. Their counseling, education and advocacy programs for individuals and families in the New York Tri-State area are provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting.
  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline: (718) 460-3800
  • New York Office: 718-460-3801
  • Email: [email protected]
Shalom Task Force
  • The mission of Shalom Task Force, Inc. (STF) is to combat and prevent domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families. STF focuses its work in the Jewish community, to help those that may not have access to traditional services and need culturally sensitive programming. Shalom Task Force believes everyone has the right to be safe in their relationship and family.
  • Confidential Hotline: (718) 337-3700
    • Monday and Wednesday: 9am to 8pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 9am to 10pm
    • Friday and Sunday: 9am to 12pm
Barrier Free Living
  • Barrier Free Living supports individuals with disabilities to live dignified lives free from all forms of abuse and bias.
  • Secret Garden Counseling and Support Hotline: (212) 533-4358
  • Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter: (212) 400-6470
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • Email: [email protected]
Women for Afghan Women
  • Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York.
  • Contact: (718) 591-2434
  • New York Community Center: 71-19 162nd Street in Flushing
  • Languages available: Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Hindi and Spanish
Haitian Americans United for Progress
  • The Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to empowering and serving the community. HAUP provides a supportive environment through education, training, culture, networking opportunities, and other support services that allows members of the community to successfully adapt and thrive.
  • Contact: (718) 527-3776
  • Address: 197-17 Hillside Avenue in Hollis
  • Languages: Haitian Creole, Spanish