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Safer Access to Child Support Services

Contact your local child support office with any questions about getting child support services or for more information about safer access to these services.

Family Violence Resources

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV)

If you are unsafe at home, reach out to an advocate at any time. Private and secure phone, text or chat services are available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.

CALL800-942-6906
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TEXT844-997-2121
CHATOPDV.NY.GOV

You are not alone. If you're not sure if you are a victim of domestic violence, use this OPDV checklist to help you identify whether you are being abused by your partner.

The OPDV website offers access to information regarding special protections available under the law to help keep you safe while accessing benefits and resources.

The New York State Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a cost-free State program that allows you as a survivor of domestic violence to protect your actual address. You are assigned a substitute address which you can use for receipt of all first-class, registered and certified mail.

The New York State Unified Court System

Whether you are ready to leave the abuser or not, the NYS Unified Court System provides resources that have free and private help and information.

The New York State Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS)

The abuse of children and families is against the law. Find out how you can report abuse and get domestic abuse support.

The OCFS web site offers a list of domestic violence services available in every county in the state.

New York City Human Resources Administration (NYC HRA)

The NYC HRA website's Domestic Violence Support page offers access to a wide variety of resources including community based domestic violence services and the Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program.