Resources

Ali Forney Center‘s mission is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Phone: 212-206-0574

the Center for Anti-Violence Education develops and implements comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organizations. Through a combination of education, physical empowerment, and leadership development, CAE provides underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area with skills to break cycles of violence. Phone: 718-788-1775

The Anti-Violence Project NYC-based group that seeks to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy. Phone: 212.714.1184, 24 Hour bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline 212-714-1141

Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They  support movements that challenge hierarchy and all systems of oppression, including but not limited to patriarchy, heterosexism, the gender binary, white supremacy and classism.

Center for Anti-Violence Education Brooklyn-based group that works as a catalyst for change in the lives of women, LGBT people, teen women, children, and other communities especially affected by violence by providing enomically accessible programs designed to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence.

Code Pink NYC is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.

CONNECT trains organizations in education and outreach, capacity-building and project assessment techniques. Phone Number: 212.683.0015 For legal advocacy, information or referrals, please call the Legal Advocacy Helpline at (212)683-0605.

DWA FANM is a human rights organization committed to empowering all women and girls with the freedom to define and control their own lives. They seek to end discrimination, violence and other forms injustice in the United State and abroad.

Hetrick-Martin Institute promotes healthy youth development by providing a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families.

Girls for Gender Equity is committed to improving the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women through education, organizing, and physical fitness.

Girls Inc. of NYC provides gender-based educational programs for under-served girls between the ages of 6 and 18 in the five boroughs.

GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.

Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI is a radio program (Wednesday from 9pm – 10pm) that covers “the ongoing and world-wide struggle for the full liberation of women–as it continues to unfold dynamically in every country and culture on the planet.”

Legal Momentum aims to ensure economic and personal security for women and girls through legal advocacy and resources. Phone: 212-925-6635

LGBTQ Community Center provides social service, public policy, educational and cultural/recreational programs for LGBTQ organizations.

The Line Campaign is a non-profit organization and movement that is committed to empowering young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. They create critical dialogues and original media to inspire action and develop leadership among diverse groups of people reaching and mobilizing them in their communities.

MADRE works to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face.

Marriage Equality NY is a grassroots, volunteer based, single-issue organization which advocates for full marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers.

Metropolitan Hospital Victims Assistance and Counseling Program provides counseling services, crisis intervention, support groups, youth services, and culturally specific services (African and Latino Community). Phone: 212-423-8191

NARAL Pro-Choice New York New York affiliate of national organization which advocates for providing comprehensive information on reproductive rights.

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault aims to build the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families, and society. Phone: 212-229-0345

NOW- New York State Feminist activist/lobby organization which seeks to effect change on a number of issues, including: the Equal Rights amendment, reproductive freedom and health care, ending racial discrimination, lesbian rights, ending violence against women, ending the business of human trafficking, pay equity, and domestic relations.

Permanent Wave is a network of feminist artists and activists. We want to challenge gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and our personal lives. They book benefits, host moving screenings, organize protests, make zines and more.

Planned Parenthood of New York City provides essential reproductive health care, innovative educational programs and effective advocacy for women, teens, and families.

Queerocracy is a queer and sex positive HIV/AIDS advocacy organization operating through education, art, community engagement and direct action. Phone: 603-381-0808

RightRides offers women and LGBTQ individuals a free, safe, late night ride home on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:59 PM – 3 AM, (early Saturday or Sunday morning) in 45 NYC neighborhoods across four NYC boroughs. To call for a ride, the dispatch number is (888) 215-SAFE (7233).

Safe Horizon moves victims of violence from crisis to confidence. The organization provides legal advocacy, support groups, LGBTQ services, youth services, workshops, shelters, and a hotline. Phone: 646-603-6404 (LES) and 212-695-2220 (Harlem)

Safe Slope Brooklyn-based group formed in August 2011 to provide services and resources to empower and protect the communities of South Slope/Greenwood Heights/Windsor Terrace/Park Slope in the aftermath of multiple assaults and attempted assaults. Mission is to come together as a community to make the streets safe from violence.

Sakhi for South Asian Women is an anti-domestic violence organization that works with the South Asian community in the New York metropolitan area.

SisterSong NYC The mission of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice through securing human rights.

SlutWalk NYC  is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming, and working to end sexual and domestic violence.

Soapbox Inc. represents dozens of authors, speakers, scholars, and artists at the forefront of feminism. Also runs Feminist Boot Camps in New York City each year.

STEPS to End Family Violence provides an array of services targeted to meet the needs of victims of gender-based violence: counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, and legal services for adults, teens, and children; group counseling services in both English and Spanish; creative arts and movement groups and multiple family groups; community outreach and training to both service providers and community members; and alternatives to incarceration and batterers intervention programming.

Stop and Frisk Watch App is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.

Third Wave Foundation is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.

Turning Point for Women and Families addresses the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education and training. Phone: 718-883-9400

viBe theatre experience is a non-profit performing arts/ education organization that empowers teenage girls (ages 13-19) through the creation and production of original performances.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Brooklyn-based non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education, volunteerism, and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Woodhull Institute The Woodhull Institute is a non profit organization that provides professional development and leadership training for women.

YWCA Brooklyn provides a home for women fleeing domestic abuse, the homeless, the working poor and those in need of a safe, affordable place to stay. over the years, the YWCA of Brooklyn has established low-income housing, developed programming for victims of domestic abuse, provided a child development program, and award-winning breast cancer screening and education programs.

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