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Victim Services Program

The Victim Services Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is dedicated to serving patients and families who have been affected by violent crime, including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence/intimate partner violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Elder abuse
  • Physical assault
  • Gun violence
  • Vehicular assault
  • Mass casualty incidents

Using a trauma-informed lens, licensed social workers ensure that patients are aware of their options and rights in the aftermath of violence, in order to help promote safety and recovery.  Services include:

  • Crisis counseling and safety planning
  • Resource information and advocacy regarding healthcare and legal options
  • Confidential rape crisis intervention services
  • Psychotherapy and support groups
  • Advocacy within the law enforcement and criminal justice systems
  • Referrals for on-site hospital services and community resources
  • Assistance with compensation applications through the NYS Office of Victim Services.  

We work closely with the Emergency Department, sexual assault forensic examiners, and other hospital units to provide comprehensive services for patients.  Our volunteer rape crisis and domestic violence advocates respond after regular business hours and offer emotional support and advocacy.  Program services are available at no cost. 

Appointments + Referrals

Appointments can be made during regular business hours by calling 212-562-3755 (M-F, 8am-5pm).  Emergency Department social workers are onsite 24 hours a day. 

After-hours callers who are experiencing a crisis or need information may contact the Safe Horizon hotline at 800-621-HOPE. 

Anyone experiencing a medical or mental health crisis should call 911 or go directly to their nearest emergency department.


Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon | Homepage

Mayor’s Office to END Gender-Based Violence – NYC Family Justice Centers
Call 311 to be connected to the nearest Family Justice Center
Family Justice Centers – ENDGBV (nyc.gov)

NYC Anti-Violence Project
Get Support – NYC Anti-Violence Project (avp.org)

National Sexual Assault Hotline – RAINN
National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support | RAINN

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or Text 988
Talk To Someone Now – 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

NYPD Special Victims Unit
Special Victims – NYPD (nyc.gov)

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Resource Guide – New York City Alliance (svfreenyc.org)

New York State Department of Health / Sexual Violence Prevention Unit
Sexual Violence Prevention Program (ny.gov)

New York State Office of Victim Services
Help for Crime Victims | Office of Victim Services (ny.gov)