Resources

Local:

Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center

112 State Street, Room 1118, Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 447-7100

24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (518) 447-7716

Confidential E-mail: [email protected]

The Albany County CVSVC provides an array of services to victims. These services include free counseling for all crime victims, support for sexual assault victims including counseling, court advocacy and assistance through the criminal justice process, and a 24 hour sexual assault hotline.

Equinox

95 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Phone: (518) 434-6135

Website: http://www.equinoxinc.org/index.php

Equinox is a local non-profit organization.  Equinox provides necessary services for victims including shelter, counseling, case management, legal aid, and referrals.

Catholic Charities

40 Main Street, Albany, NY

Phone: (518) 453-6650

Website: www.ccrcda.org

Catholic Charities provides a multitude of services to clients. They are able to help clients find essential services including shelter, case management, and legal aid. They also provide information and referral.

New York State Office of Victim Services

AE Smith Building, 80 S. Swan Street, 2nd FL

Albany, NY 12210

Phone: (518) 457-8727

             1-800-247-8035

The New York State Office of Victim Services works to provide compensation to innocent victims of crime, fund direct services to crime victims via a network of community-based programs, and to advocate for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

991 Broadway, Suite 223, Albany, NY 12204

Phone: (518) 459-1790

Website: http://www.refugees.org/about-us/where-we-work/albany/

USCRI Albany helps refugees successfully adapt to life in the United States. USCRI case management, coordinate housing, food, medical care, mental health counseling, legal services, and other identified service needs on an individual basis.

State-Wide:

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)

New York, NY

Phone: (212) 926-8089

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

GEMS provides a large array of comprehensive services that address the needs of commercially and sexually exploited girls and young women. GEMS provides prevention and outreach, as well as several direct interventions. GEMS direct intervention programs include holisitic case management, transitional and supportive housing, and court advocacy.

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability

Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance

40 North Pearl Street, 10C,

Albany, New York 12243

Phone: (518) 402-3096

Website:  http://otda.ny.gov/

The NYS OTD offers assistance to victims of human trafficking. NYS OTD will assist victims in finding shelter, food, medical care, protection, and legal assistance. Victims are also able to receive help regarding their immigration status and applying for a T-Visa or U-Visa.

Restore NYC

P.O. Box 1003, Bowling Green Station

New York, NY 10274

Phone: (212) 300-2092

Website: http://www.restorenyc.org

Restore NYC provides safe houses for victims of human trafficking. While victims are at the safe houses, they are provided with an array of services. RESTORE NYC provides victims with counseling, health exams, skills development, support and advocacy, and transitional services.

Safe Horizon

2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10007

Anti-Trafficking Program:  (718) 943-8652

24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)

Website:  http://www.safehorizon.org/

Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP) services are open to women and men, transgender individuals, and children. These services include legal assistance, a survivor led advocacy group called Voices of Hope, and works collaboratively with other agencies.

National:

Polaris Project

P.O. Box 53315 , Washington, D.C. 20009

Phone:  (202) 745-1001

National Hotline: 1-800-373-7888

Website: http://www.polarisproject.org/index.php

The Polaris Project is a national organization that plays a large role in the fight against human trafficking. Polaris Project operates the 24 hours National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. On can call the hotline in order to report a tip, be connected with local anti-trafficking services, and request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources. The hotline is multilingual. Polaris Project also provides numerous other services including counseling for victims, training, policy advocacy, and a recently launched global hotline. The Polaris Project also provides additional resources and training for services providers and law enforcement.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. They envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a committed community restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at a time.

Website: http://sharedhope.org/

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - ICE Victim Assistance Program

Office of Investigations

500 12th St. SW, Mail Stop 5101

Washington, D.C. 20536

Phone: (866) 872-4973

Website: http://www.dhs.gov/human-trafficking-victim-assistance-program

The ICE Victim Assistance Program Coordinators help victims connect to essential resources. The type of resources available include housing, medical care, mental health services and counseling, case management, legal assistance, translation and interpretation, and skills training. ICE can also help with immigration status by referring victims to non-profit organizations that specialize in immigration issues.