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15-43 149th Street
Whitestone, NY 11357

718.746.7858

The First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone has been at work in northeast Queens since 1871, seeking to proclaim God’s Word and live out God’s justice and peace in our lives and our community. We welcome all to join us for worship, fellowship, learning, and service in our small but vibrant community of faith.

Where to Find Help

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800.799.7233 (SAFE)

24 hour hotline dedicated to those affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Domestic Violence City-Wide Hotline and Online Resource

  • English: 1-800.942.6906
  • Spanish: 1-800.942.6908

All languages, 24 hours, referred to shelters, legal assistance, counseling, other benefits.

Sexual Assault/Incest hotline – 212.227.3000

You can call Safe Horizon’s hotlines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, and counselors are able to help you no matter what language you speak. Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services

Domestic Violence Hotline – 800.621.4673 (English/Spanish)

You can call Safe Horizon’s hotlines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, and counselors are able to help you no matter what language you speak. Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project (DVLP) – 718.834.7430 x1101

Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Provides high-quality legal representation to thousands of low-income and indigent victims of violence in orders of protection, custody, support, and divorce proceedings.

Women’s Law Initiative

Valuable online resource guide compiled by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Connect, Inc. – 212.683.0605

Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Provides legal information and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence. Advocates provide callers with basic and in-depth information and advocacy concerning the police, district attorney, criminal and family court, probation and parole, and social services such as shelter, housing, public assistance, and immigration.

Main Street Legal Services/CUNY Law School Battered Women’s Clinic – 718.340.4300

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., must be low-income Queens resident.

Provides free legal services and social work to battered immigrant women in the following areas: Family Court, Orders of Protection, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, immigration services in self-petitions and battered spouse waivers.

Legal Aid Society – 718.286.2450

Provides direct representation and advice to domestic violence victims in orders of protection, custody, visitation, divorce, immigration, housing and public assistance.

Queens Legal Services Corporation Domestic Violence Law & Advocacy Project – 347.592.2179

Call the hotline number above to receive access to representation. Services are provided to battered women in divorce, orders of protection, custody and related family law proceedings.

Center Against Domestic Violence –  718.439.1000

Provides emergency housing, counseling, support groups, and workshops for moms and employment.

Safe Homes Project – 718.499.2151

24-hour hotline, provides short-term shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and support groups for battered women and their children in the Park Slope, Brooklyn area. English and Spanish. Special services for youth, LGBTQ, and Spanish-speakers.

New York Asian Women’s Center – 888.888.7702 (Multilingual hotline)

NYAWC assists and empowers women survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. NYWAC provides services tailored to Asian women’s cultural, social, economic, and legal circumstances. Their staff collectively speaks 11 Asian languages, including multiple Chinese dialects, many South Asian languages, Korean, and Japanese.

NYAWC has the only emergency shelter in New York State addressing the specific needs of abused Asian women. They also offer transitional housing, counseling, and legal assistance. Free and confidential services provided, regardless of immigration status.

Violence Intervention Program, INC. – 800.664.5880

Provides bilingual (Spanish/English) services to women over 18 who are victims and/or survivors of domestic violence, including hotline services, non-residential services, emergency safe-dwellings and transitional housing. VIP fills a gap in domestic violence services for Latinas and their children in a culturally competent environment that is supportive, non-judgmental, and respects each woman’s right to self-determination.