October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be voice for for its victims. Domestic violence affects a wide range of people regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, or religion. Physical violence is often accompanied by verbal abuse and controlling behavior by the abuser. There is an average of 10 million abuse victims annually in the United States. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.
The City of Yonkers complied a list of agencies, attorneys, and organizations domestic violence victims can contact:
- Police: (Emergency) 9-1-1 (Non-emergency) 914-377-7900
- Adult Protective Services: 914-995-2259
- Criminal Court Clerk: 914-831-6930
- District Attorney’s Office: 914-231-2700
- Family Abuse Court Services: 914-231-2883
- Family Court Clerk: 914-831-6555
- Legal Services of the Hudson Valley: 914-376-3757
- My Sisters’ Place Family Violence Shelter: (Yonkers – 24 Hours) 1-800-298-7233
(Yonkers Office 9am-5pm) 914-358-0333
- Office for Women: (Yonkers Spanish Speaking): 914-231-2882
- Pace Family Court Legal Program: 914-231-2886
- Probation (Yonkers): 914-231-2900
- Rape Crisis Hotline: 914-345-9111 or 1-855-827-2255 (24 hour Hotline)
- Victim Assistance Services (Yonkers Office 9am-5pm): 914-965-0217 or 1-800-827-2255 (24 Hours)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a collection of resources on their website regarding children and domestic violence. There is useful information for parents, caregivers, children, mental health providers, child welfare workers, law enforcement professionals, and educators.
The Yonkers Public Library has a collection of books about domestic violence. These books can be placed on hold and picked up at the library.