Hattie Carthan Women Security Conference - May 8th 2011
 
 
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO GAIN CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
 
Here is a list of organizations that we Like who have been working to create justice in communities, especially for women and girls..Please Click on Links below to Learn more about  the groups that are doing work to empower women in various aspects of leadership in their communities. This list will be updated periodically, so please check back often. Please feel to use this as a resource list.
 
 
 
Please stay tuned for our upcoming feminine empowerment leadership programs growing in the garden and market- Our two model initiatives that we are currently embarking on are "Girls Working outside and Growing Inside"  which will deliver advocacy, community organizing and green job trainings for Bed Stuy girls. aged 14-21 years old. and the "to run and not be weary" program will advance alternative nature-based approaches to advocating for change in high stress situations where oppression has taken strong hold .
 
 
 
 
http://www.ggenyc.org/ - Girls for Gender Equity in NYC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fierce- http://www.fiercenyc.org Fierce is a POC LGBTTSQ youth lead organizing project in New York City.
 
Young Women's Action Team- http://www.youngwomensactionteam.org Chicago Based Girls lead social justice campaign to end street harrassment
 
Females United For Action http://www.myspace.com/femalesunitedforaction Chicago Based Girls lead group that is concerned about media representations of women National Youth Advocacy Coalition
 
http://www.nyacyouth.org This is a national activist organization for LGBT youth and their allies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is an amazing school that helps young activists gain organizing and mobilization skills Prison Moratorium Project http://www.nomoreprisons.org Located in Brooklyn, these folks work to end the building of youth detention centers and prisons
 
Sista to Sista http://www.sistaiisista.org This is a proactive space in New York City where young women of color can tap into their collective power to fight injustice Center for Young Women's Development-
 
 http://www.cywd.org Based in California, this is a project run by and for young girls and women!!
 
Sista's On the Rise http://www.sistasontherise.org Sistas on the Rise is a space for young women of color ages 13-21, to take ownership and power over their lives and create a healthy community.
 
Audre Lourde Project http://www.alp.org This is a radical queer people of color social justice organizing project in Brooklyn, NY. They have a youth organizing project too! Plus they do work around the sex trade and transgender issues. Check them out.
 
 Amazing Feminst Women of Color Organizations: Sister Song- http://www.sistersong.net Sister song is a radical project working on reproductive justice issues for women of color
 
Incite! http://www.incite-national.org This is an grassroots projects that unites women of color to end violence against women Women of Color Resource Center http://www.coloredgirls.org/
 
This organization works to improve the lives of women and girls of color in the U.S. Center for Women Population and the Environment http://www.cwpe.org Check out this site if you are looking to organize for reproductive justice issues for women and girls of color.
 
MORE RESOURCES FOR NYC WOMEN
 
 
All boroughs
Barrier Free Living, Inc.
Phone: (212) 677 6668
Offers services for the physically disabled, including assistance with crime victim compensation, domestic violence counseling, case management, advocacy, and assistance in obtaining Orders of Protection. Freedom House - an emergency shelter specifically designed to serve victims of domestic violence with disabilities
 
Day One (formerly Break the Cycle NY)
Phone: (800) 214 - 4150
Phone: 212.566.8120
FDR Station provides help to young people (ages 12-22) experiencing abuse, including: Free Legal Services, Community Workshops and Education, Peer Leadership Programs
 
Dwa Fanm (Women's Rights in Haitian Creole)
Phone: 718-230-4027
Dwa Fanm is a human rights organization committed to empowering all women and girls with the freedom to define and control their own lives. Through service, education, advocacy and grassroots programs, Dwa Fanm works to end discrimination, violence, and other forms of injustice here in New York and abroad.
 
Fund for the City of New York
The Fund for the City of New York website helps you fill out housing and court forms.
 
NYC Domestic Violence Hotline (operated by Safe Horizon)
Phone: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
 
Project Oasis Safe Homes
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
 
Steps to End Family Violence
Phone: (646) 315 -7600
 
Women In Need, Inc.
Hotline: (800) HELPWIN (435-7946)
Phone: (212) 695-4758
 
Arab-American Family Support Center
150 Court Street, 3rd Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 643-8000
 
Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.
21 Snyder Ave. 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: (718) 826-2942
Languages spoken: English, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish
 
Battered Women's Resource Center - Voices of Women Organizing Project
PO Box 20181
Greeley Square Station
New York , NY 10001
Phone: (212) 696-1481
Fax: (212) 696-1482
 
Domestic Violence Project of the Urban Justice Center
123 William Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Hotline: (718) 875 - 5062
Phone: (646) 602 -5600
Provides legal and social services for victims of domestic violence in Brooklyn. They provide representation and legal advocacy; crisis counseling; and empowerment groups. Services are available to survivors of abuse, regardless of income.
 
Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
240 West 35th Street, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
Hotline: (212) 714-1141
 
GEMS - Girls' Educational & Mentoring Services
298B West 149th Street
New York , NY 10039
Phone: 212-926-8089
Preventive and transitional services to young women aged 13-21 years who are at risk for or involved in sexual exploitation and violence. Services: Peer counseling, crisis counseling, groups, housing referrals, vocational assistance, health-care referrals, youth leadership, trainings and consultation. Outreach to group homes, correctional facilities, and youth programs.
 
InMotion - Manhattan
70 West 36th Street, Suite 903
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 695-3800
 
New York Immigration Hotline
New York, NY
Hotline: (800) 566-7636 or (212) 419-3737
A multilingual information and referral service. Calls are anonymous and conversations confidential. They are NOT affiliated with the Immigration and Naturalizations Service.
 
NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
27 Christopher Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 229-0345
Phone: Español: (212) 229-0345 ext. 306
 
Safe Horizon
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
Hotline: 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673); Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: (212) 227-3000
Phone: 24-hour Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
Phone: Office: (212) 577-7700
 
SAKHI for South Asian Women
P.O.Box 20208 Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0006
Hotline: (212) 868-6741
Phone: (212) 714-9153
Sakhi’s direct services for South Asian community are free and confidential. They include crisis intervention; ongoing emotional support; monthly support group, with staff available to translate in 3 languages: Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu; assistance in accessing free or low-cost legal representation for criminal, family, and immigration cases; and assistance in accessing health services, public benefits, and housing; and, accompaniments and translation assistance in court, during healthcare visits, and at public benefits and welfare agencies.
 
Sanctuary For Families, Inc.
PO Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
Phone: (212) 349-6009
Sanctuary provides shelter referrals, clinical services, and legal services (including assistance with immigration cases) to victims of abuse. Se habla espanol.
Bronx
Bronx Independent Living Services
Phone: (718) 515-2800
Primarily serving people with disabilities, this program offers information, support, help with going to court, and benefits counseling.
 
Hostos Women and Immigrants Rights Center - Bronx
Phone: (718) 518-4312
 
Kingsbridge Center - Bronx Community Program
Phone: (718) 933-1000
Rape & sexual assault support groups, case management, crisis intervention
 
Morris Heights Center for Families – Salvation Army
Phone: (718) 561-3190
The center runs preventative programs, offering a full range of family and domestic violence-specific classes. Includes support groups for battered women and programs for batterers.
 
New Day Shelter
Phone: (718) 617-8762
 
Sanctuary for Families
PO Box 911
Hub Station
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 993–5990
Fax: (718) 993-5988
Sanctuary provides shelter referrals, clinical services, and legal services (including assistance with immigration cases) to victims of abuse. Se habla espanol.
 
St. Rita's Center (refugees)
2342 Andrews Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 365-4390
Social Services: individual/ family counseling, referrals, advocacy; Interpreter and Translation Services; Employment Counseling and Placement; Youth Services: tutoring and guidance (Elementary/ High School), peer support groups, after school homework assistance, youth leadership; Crime Prevention and Victimization Services; Community Outreach
Brooklyn
Brooklyn DA's Office (Community Programs)
Phone: (718) 250-2000
The Kings County District Attorney's Office offers more than 30 community outreach programs related to domestic violence, substance abuse, school and youth, re-entry, alternative sentencing, sex crimes and other community initiatives. We are committed to crime prevention, intervention and rehabilitative programs for the Brooklyn community.
 
Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway
Phone: Family Violence Prevention Program: (718) 943-6347 Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-2:00PM
Phone: General: (718) 331-6800: English, x 149; Russian, x 147
Provides, in English and Russian, domestic violence services, including information, counseling, benefits assistance, referrals, and community education
 
Kayama
Phone: 800-932-8589
Kayama is a not-for-profit organization that helps women obtain gitten. There is no charge for their services. This is primarily for Jewish women.
 
New York City Family Justice Center - Brooklyn
350 Jay Street
Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
Program Hours: M-F; 9-5pm Fees: None All languages are available. Services provided for Brooklyn domestic violence victims, and include: - Civil legal information and access to representation for immigration, housing and family court matters - Children’s activities - Safety planning - Assistance with filing Police and Probation reports - Counseling - Support groups - Prosecution of domestic violence crimes - Services for the elderly and/or disabled - Assistance with applications for shelter and housing - Language interpretation - Voluntary spiritual support
 
North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
260 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Phone: (718) 302-4073
 
Park Slope Safe Homes Project - Brooklyn
Phone: (718) 499-2151
 
Turning Point
Phone: 718-883-9400
Community based social services agency serving Muslim women and families
 
Women's Safe Start - Shelter
Phone: (718) 453-2280
Must get referred through the PATH Intake Center, located at 346 Powers Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, (917) 521-3965
Manhattan
Henry Street Shelter
Phone: (800) 621-4673
Phone: (212) 577-7777
One of the first publicly funded shelters, the Shelter for Battered Women has provided safe refuge and on-site social services for female survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1977. The Shelter consists of thirteen furnished apartments, each shared by two families. The length of stay is three to six months. During that time, residents are educated on family safety, non-violent relationship choices, economic self-sufficiency, and finding and maintaining permanent housing.
 
New York Asian Women's Center - Manhattan
Hotline: (888) 888-7702
Hotline in English or various Asian languages.
 
Safe Horizon - Harlem Office
Phone: (212) 316-2100
 
Urban Women's Retreat - Manhattan
PO BOX 450
Manhattan, NY 10037
Phone: (212) 690-6490
 
Violence Intervention Program
Zip INK PO BOX 1161
Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035
Hotline: 800-664-5880
The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is a nationally recognized Latina organization. Our mission is to promote nonviolent partner relationships, familias, and communities through raising awareness, activism, and culturally competent services that are respectful of each survivor's right to self-determination.
Queens
Safe Horizon - Jamaica Center
74-09 37th Avenue, Room 412
Phone: (718) 291-2555
Phone: (718) 899-1233 Community Program
 
Transition Center (Kosher facilities)
Hotline: 1-800-621-4673 Safe Horizon Hotline
Please call Safe Horizon and they will call this shelter for you.
 
Women Helping Women
PO BOX 580086
Flushing, NV 11358-0086
Phone: (718) 539-9111 Office
Safe home for working women. They do not take children.
 
Allen Women's Resource Center
PO Box 340316
Jamaica , 11434
Phone: (718) 739-6202
A project of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York
 
Charosa Foundation
Jamaica, NY
Phone: (718) 297-5860 or (718) 723-4896
Provides counseling to victims of domestic violence or those affected by it.
Staten Island
Project Oasis Safe Homes
Phone: (800) 621-HOPE (621-4673)
 
Safe Horizon Rape Crisis Program
30 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY
Hotline: 800-621-4673 (24 hours)
Phone: 718-720-2591 x17
 
Checkout the East New York Women's Wall Project - The community is their canvas