Domestic Violence Resources
Domestic Violence affects the lives and compromises the safety of thousands of New York State employees each day. Stony Brook University is committed to creating a safe work environment for all employees. If you have a question or concern about yourself or a coworker, contact our EAP staff and/or University Police for information and support. We are here to help. You can visit the resources below to learn more.
Stony Brook Events
- Shine the Light - NYS Wear Purple Day is October 19, 2017 - Click here to learn more
- Take a Stand/Walk with Me Domestic Violence Awareness March and Rally
- When: Wed, October 25, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
- Where: Sac Plaza - map
- Calendar: CPO Upcoming Events
- Created by: Christine Szaraz
- Description: The event starts on the SAC Plaza at 1pm, where members of the campus community will gather for a march around the academic mall and a performance from Swallow This, our prevention through the arts peer educators. The march, led by Wolfie and the Spirit of Stony Brook Drum Corps, will start at approximately 1:05pm and will last about 25 -30 minutes. After the march, there will be a brief rally and information fair in the SAC Auditorium, which will feature representatives from campus and community resources, as well as a display of quilt squares created by survivors of sexual violence and their allies, and a banner signing where event participants can express messages of support for those impacted by all forms of interpersonal violence. Our community is stronger when we stand together for what we believe in, and we hope that all members of the campus community will take a stand and walk with us on October 25. Please contact Christine Szaraz (email@example.com) with questions or concerns about the event.
- University Police - Campus Phone: 911 - Non-Campus Phones: 631-632-3333 - http://www.stonybrook.edu/police/
- Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment - Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all forms, including sexual violence and/or harassment. Contact Marjolie Leonard, Director for Title IX and Risk Management, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, 201 Administration Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0251, Marjolie.Leonard@stonybrook.edu: 631-632-6280.
See www.stonybrook.edu/titleix for more information and/or to report an incident.
- The Safe Center and Enough Abuse Campaign - Together Fight Child Sexual Abuse
- United Way of Long Island - Invests in education to ensure children succeed in school, helps families become financially stable and independent, and ensures that communities have access to healthcare, food, and positive lifestyle choices.
- Community Resource Database of Long Island - database for local health and human service agencies and programs.
- VIBS Hotline: 631-360-3606
- Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) is a family violence and rape crisis center that provides free and confidential services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and education on these issues to the overall Suffolk County community. In 2017, VIBS provided services to over 7,000 individuals.
- For over forty years, VIBS has been a champion in the efforts to combat domestic and sexual violence in Suffolk County.
- VIBS offers specialized counseling, advocacy, 24/7 confidential hotline, community education and legal representation to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, witnesses to homicide and most recently to veterans suffering from Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- L.I. Against Domestic Violence Hotline: 631-666-8833
- Family Service League of Suffolk County, Inc. - HFNY targets expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months of
age who have characteristics that place them at high risk for child abuse or neglect
and live in vulnerable communities marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality,
and teen pregnancy. HFNY’s home visitors provide families with support, education,
and linkages to community services.
- The Retreat, Inc. - Bilingual (Spanish and English) non-residential and residential DV advocacy to victims.
- Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Residential and non-residential services
- Child Advocacy Center - A CAC brings a multidisciplinary team approach by providing a non-threatening, child-focused environment where investigations, evaluations, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual and/or physical abuse cases are conducted by team members and where appropriate supportive services to victims and their non-offending family members are provided.
New York State
- NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
- NYS Office of Victims Services
- Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Since its establishment OVS has provided substantial financial relief to victims of crime and their families by paying unreimbursed crime-related expenses, including but not limited to: medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings or support, counseling costs, crime scene clean-up expenses, the cost to repair or replace items of essential personal property, reasonable court transportation expenses, assistance to crime victims acting as a good Samaritan, the cost of residing at or utilizing the services of a domestic violence shelter, and limited attorney fees.
- NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence
- Prevent Child Abuse NY -- Parent Helpline - Parent Helpline is an information and referral service for parents, professionals, and others who want to find help and support for families.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
- National Center on Elder Abuse
- Futures without Violence
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Office
- U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime
- After Silence - Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
- Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
- National Council of Jewish Women
- The NYC Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
- Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
- “Domestic Violence—Where to Get Help” (see attached flyer)
- Safety Plan
- Penal Law Section 215.14
- Domestic Violence Screening Quiz - helps determine if an individual might need to see a mental health or other social services professional to help them successfully deal with a domestic violence or abusive relationship situation.
- Stop Violence Brochure
- LGBTQ Domestic Violence Information Guide