As a crime victim, you may have concerns related to your housing needs.  Maybe:

  • The crime happened at your home and you no longer feel safe there
  • Your worried the criminal can find out where you live
  • The financial losses from the crime make it hard for you to afford to stay in your home
  • The criminal lives with you and you need to escape.

In our Housing section, we have information that can help you.

Help With Other Needs

For immediate help and to report a crime, call 911.

Looking for information about criminal court? Learn about criminal court basics or talk to a crime victim advocate near you. 

Need help understanding legal terms? Please see the NY Court Help Glossary.

Need help paying for food, housing utilities, or child care? Do you need help with healthcare, disability, vocational or other services? Visit or visit the NYS Social Programs website.

Visit the Hotlines page for national and New York State resources.


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