|Domestic Violence Hotline: 584-8188
Rape Crisis Hotline: 587-2336
The mission of Domestic
Violence Services / Saratoga Rape Crisis program is to help victims find safety, healing,
and a measure of justice by providing a wide range of services including counseling for
adults and children, safe shelter, legal advocacy, and preventative education throughout
Services are listed below. Our services are available to all victims of
domestic violence and sexual assault in Saratoga County. Our office address is 480
Broadway, LL20, in Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday, (518) 583-0280. Appointments may also be scheduled after
hours, or at one of our Outreach Sites throughout the county.
crisis services, information, and counseling available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Shelter: A nine bed safe dwelling, providing shelter to female victims of domestic
violence and/or sexual violence and their children for stays of up to 90 days.
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Program: Provides for the collection of
forensic evidence by specially trained nurse examiners in conjunction with Saratoga
Hospital, for the purpose of aiding law enforcement and the DA's office in successful
prosecution. A rape crisis advocate is available throughout the exam.
Individual Counseling: By appointment or on a walk-in basis. Counseling on
issues and dynamics of domestic violence, physical and emotional reactions to sexual
assault, safety plans, exploring options.
Information and Referral: Accessing community resources and services.
Advocacy Services: Assistance with legal matters (filing charges, orders of
protection, custody and child support petitions, accompaniment to police department,
family and criminal courts), medical and therapeutic needs, education, employment, housing
and children's services. Some transportation assistance is available.
Legal Clinics: are offered bi-weekly and provide the opportunity for people who cannot afford an attorney to obtain an initial consultation with an attorney. Please contact 583-0280 to schedule an appointment.
Hope Support Group for Women: (Open Group) Weekly support group for women in
crisis and at the beginning of making changes.
Children's Services: Call for information on programs & services specifically
designed for children.
Safe Pet Partnership: Provides a network of kennels, vets, pet foster homes, etc.
for safe temporary placement of domestic violence victim's animals.
Individual Case Management: Assistance in transitioning to safe and secure living
through regular meetings, focusing on developing goals and working towards economic
Other Support and Educational Groups: Issue oriented groups on various topics are
offered according to client need and staff availability. Call for more information.
Housing and Employment Counseling: Provided by our full time housing/employment
Community and Professional Education Training: Programs in family violence and
sexual assault issues and prevention for schools, civic organizations, church groups,
service providers and professionals. Specialized training is available for