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

Resources by topic:


Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence During COVID-19
Intimate Partner Violence
Sexual Assault
Gun Violence
Human Trafficking
July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Fire Prevention
Stop Asian Hate
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Abuser/Batterer Intervention
CWNY’s YouTube Playlist of our Safety Issues Videos

Women’s Health

Women’s Health
Mental Health
Minority Mental Health
Headaches and Migraines
Depression in Women
Seasonal Affective Disorder and Holiday Blues
Heart Health
Diabetes and Women
Vitamin D Deficiency
Eating Disorders
Alzheimer’s Disease
Autoimmune Diseases in Women
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Cancers in Women
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Gynecological Cancer (including Uterine/Endometrial, Uterine Sarcoma, Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers, and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease)
Lung Cancer
Cancer Support Groups
CWNY’s YouTube Playlist of our Women’s Health Videos


Tax Filing
CWNY’s free in-person one-on-one tax prep assistance
CWNY’s current programs & services on finances
CWNY’s past programs on finances
CWNY’s YouTube playlist of our Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Career & Job

CWNY’s current programs & services on career skills
CWNY’s past programs on career skills
CWNY’s YouTube playlist of our Career Workshop Series
Disability Employment
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.
Are you a woman in need of clothing for interviews or employment?
Dress For Success Brookhaven
Dress For Success NYC
Bottomless Closet
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 [email protected] to schedule a one-hour seminar for your beauty salon, nail salon, or beauty school.
NYC Public Libraries:
Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island

Women’s History

Women’s History
Seneca Falls Convention Anniversary
Women’s Equality Day
100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Equal Pay Day
Black Women’s History
Hispanic Women’s Heritage
Native American Women’s Heritage
Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Women’s Heritage
Women Veterans
Pride Month
International Day of the Girl
International Women’s Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Title IX Anniversary
Women in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
Disability Pride
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911
Memorial Day


Family Caregivers
Birth Control/Contraceptives
Maternal Health
Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage)
Purposeful Parenting
Cancers in Men
Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer
Cancer Support Groups


Earth Day
CWNY Report: “Environmental Injustice” – Earth Day 2024
CWNY Report: “Environmental Injustice” – Earth Day 2023
CWNY Report: “Environmental Injustice” – Earth Day 2022
Ecology and Women
National Parks and Recreation
CWNY’s YouTube Playlist of our Environmental Videos


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.

New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-942-6906

Click here for their website.

NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE

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.

Safe Horizon

A leading victim assistance organization with local offices in NYC.
Click here for their website.
Click here for their one-on-one online chat system available Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm

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.

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.

Planned Parenthood: 800-230-PLAN

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