Psychotherapy, Referrals, and Advocacy
Psychotherapy is important immediately after an assault. However, it is also immensely valuable no matter how much time has passed since the assault occurred.
Our counseling sites are located at
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Elmhurst Hospital Center
- Queens District Attorney's Office
- The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Free and confidential support groups
Throughout the year, SAVI offers short-term groups for adult survivors of rape, domestic violence, and childhood sexual abuse. Please call (212) 423-2140 to inquire about these and other groups that may be in development.
New York State Office of Victim Services
SAVI assists survivors in filing compensation claims with the New York State Office of Victim Services.
The New York State Office of Victim Services was created under Article 22 of the Executive Law to compensate innocent victims of crime for out-of-pocket expenses that are not reimbursed.
Since its establishment on August 1, 1966, the New York State Office of Victim Services has provided substantial financial relief to victims of crime and their families by reimbursing crime-related expenses. These have included medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings or support, counseling, crime scene clean-up expenses, the cost to repair or replace items of essential personal property, reasonable court transportation expenses, and the cost of residing at or utilizing the services of a domestic violence shelter.
If you are a victim of a crime within New York State, you may be eligible to receive benefits. Learn more at the New York State Office of Victim Services website.
The SAVI staff provides support and information to survivors as they interact with the police and the criminal justice system.