Can Victim Support help with housing?
We can help you improve your home security, deal with housing agencies, and help you find legal advice or other specialist support. We’ll also be there to listen to your needs and work with you to help reduce the overall impact of the crime you’ve experienced.
How do I find a homeless shelter in NYC?
If you are a homeless family, a single pregnant woman, or a single adult, you can apply to enter the shelter system at an intake center. You can also get assistance if you are about to become homeless. If you would like to speak to a counselor, 311 can give you the address of your local HomeBase office.
What is NoVA NYC?
No Violence Again (NoVA) For families and individuals who are at-risk of homelessness due to such mistreatment, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and Human Resources Administration (HRA) provide confidential services to help.
Can you get kicked out of a homeless shelter?
Homeless families can be kicked out of city shelters for repeatedly breaking rules like staying out past curfew or for refusing apartments offered to them, according to a tougher policy that takes effect Tuesday.
Can couples go in a shelter in NYC?
Proof that you are a family, which can include: A marriage or domestic partnership certificate, proof that one member of your household is medically dependent on the other member(s), or 6 months co-habitation prior to becoming homeless.
What does Victim Support provide?
What we do. Our services help people affected by all types of crime and we provide free confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events — regardless of whether they have reported the crime to the police or when it occurred and for as long as it is needed.
How do I apply for victim support?
Call us. If you’ve been affected by crime, call the Victim Support Inbound Team on freephone 0808 168 9291. Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday including bank holidays. If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Supportline on freephone 08 08 16 89 111 or request support via our website.
How do I get emergency housing in NYC?
If you are currently homeless or at-risk of homelessness please contact your local Department of Social Services. If you are located in New York City (NYC), please call 311 or visit the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) where there is information on intake centers, prevention programs, etc.
What are adult families?
The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) considers an adult family to be any family without minor children, including the following household compositions: Applicants who are a legally married couple and present a valid original marriage certificate; or.
Does Victim Support give payments for victims of violence?
The Hardship Fund provides temporary financial help to very low paid workers who have to take time off work, because they have been a victim of violent crime. The Fund makes a payment to victims whose injuries are not covered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Who funds Victims Support?
Victim Support is a registered, independent charity. Our main source of income is from Police and Crime Commissioners and other statutory and non-statutory bodies for the essential services that we provide to victims.