Resources

Center for the Women of New York (CWNY) is here for you. Call us at 718-793-0672 or email us at info@cwny.org. Please note that we are not a shelter but we can refer you to a shelter or other social services.

COVID-19

Here are some useful links related to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19:

COVID-19 Vaccine

NYC.gov has an overview on the vaccine for New Yorkers.
The Pfizer vaccine is now authorized for anyone age 12 and up.
To schedule an appointment for the vaccine when you’ve become eligible:
New York City:
Visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692)
Long Island & New York State:
Visit
covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or Call 833-NYS-4VAX (833-697-4829)
Most vaccine appointments must be scheduled ahead of time. Exception: certain vaccination locations allow walk-ins.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential. Click here for their website.

National Human Trafficking Hotline 800-373-7888

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and occurs when a trafficker coerces another person to perform commercial sex acts or labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age. Text 233733. Click here for their website.

Planned Parenthood 800-230-PLAN

Call with concerns regarding reproductive healthcare. Click here for their website.

Legal Aid Society 212-577-3300

The Legal Aid Society can help with arrests, bail, family court, domestic violence, employment, health, housing, and many other issues. Click here for their website.

Cut It Out Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Training for Beauty Industry

CWNY is a certified Professional Beauty Association Cut It Out Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention trainer. Contact events@cwny.org to schedule a one-hour seminar for your beauty salon, nail salon, or beauty school.

Dress For Success

Are you a woman in need of clothing for interviews or employment? Call CWNY at 718-793-0672.

  • Dress For Success Brookhaven: Click here for their website
  • Dress For Success NYC: Click here for their website

Safe Horizon

A leading victim assistance organization with local offices in NYC. Click here for their website.

NYC Hope

Connects people to resources to help them or a loved one experiencing dating, domestic, or gender-based violence. Click here for their website.

DigitalLearn Online Job Searching Course

In this class, get an overview of looking for a job online. Covers online classified sites, job search sites, company sites, and staying safe from scams. Click here for their website.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Resources

“1 in 79 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in U.S. women. Early detection of ovarian cancer can increase life expectancy up to 95%.” – Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Resources

“There is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman in the United States will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.” – American Cancer Society, cancer.org

“Some breast cancer risks can’t be controlled, like your age or having a family history of breast cancer, but there are ways you can reduce your risk.” – Planned Parenthood & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Resources

Family Caregivers Resources

Women Veterans Resources

HIV/AIDS Awareness, Prevention, & Treatment Resources

Of the new HIV diagnoses in 2018, 19% were women. 85% of those cases were transmitted by heterosexual contact.

Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Resources

Intimate Partner Violence is a broader term for Domestic Violence.

Stalking Awareness Resources

There is a significant connection between stalking and femicide.

Human Trafficking Prevention Resources

Human trafficking (modern-day slavery) rises in times of economic hardship.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Resources

“Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix, the lower part of the uterus.” – American Cancer Society

“Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed to HPV, the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.” – Mayo Clinic

Heart Health Resources

Black Women’s History Resources

Eating Disorders Awareness Resources

Nutrition Resources for Women & Girls

Women’s History Month Resources

The first Women’s History Day was held in New York City in 1909. The day became Women’s History Week in 1978. In 1987, it became Women’s History Month. Since 1995, every president has issued a proclamation declaring March Women’s History Month.

Every Women’s History Month has a theme. The 2020 theme of “Valiant Women of the Vote” is being extended since most 2020 women’s suffrage centennial celebrations were curtailed due to COVID. The 2021 theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” The Women’s History Alliance will focus on women’s political involvement and leadership.

History of Women’s Voting Rights Resources

2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that’s 100 years of women in America voting!

Endometriosis Awareness Resources

Endometriosis is a clinical condition in which the inner lining cells of the uterus are implanted elsewhere, mostly in the pelvic cavity, causing problems ranging from constipation, pelvic pain to infertility.

Uterine/Endometrial Cancer Resources

“Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. Other types of cancer can form in the uterus, including uterine sarcoma, but they are much less common than endometrial cancer.” – U.S. National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov

Stop Asian Hate – Resources & Organizations

Sexual Assault Awareness Resources

“Even before its official declaration, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence, it’s clear why: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem, and they always have. From the civil rights movement to the founding of the first rape crisis centers to national legislation and beyond, the roots of SAAM run deep.” – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – NSVRC

Earth Day Resources

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. – earthday.org

Sustainability Resources

“The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 committed the United States to sustainability, declaring it a national policy ‘to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.’” – epa.gov

Ecology & Women Resources

“Women are not only vulnerable to climate change but they are also effective actors or agents of change in relation to both mitigation and adaptation.” – un.org

Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage & Stillbirths) Resources

“Early pregnancy loss is common. It happens in about 10% of known pregnancies.” – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Headaches & Migraines in Women Resources

“While one-third of the population gets headaches, women suffer more than men do. Many factors contribute to headaches for both men and women, including family history and age. Women, however, often notice a relationship between headaches and hormonal changes.” – Mayo Clinic

Depression in Women Resources

“About twice as many women as men experience depression. Several factors may increase a woman’s risk of depression.” – Mayo Clinic

Autoimmune Diseases in Women Resources

“Our bodies have an immune system, which is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. Many diseases of the immune system, also known as autoimmune diseases, are more common in women than in men. Learn about the different types of autoimmune diseases that affect women.” – Office on Women’s Health – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Gun Violence Awareness Resources