Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI)

The Mount Sinai SAVI Program helps victims of sexual and domestic violence in Manhattan and Queens through the following programs and services: 

Therapeutic Services: Mental health professionals provide free and confidential therapy, advocacy, medical information, and referral services to victims of sex crimes and their families.

Volunteer Advocate Program: SAVI coordinates trained and certified Volunteer Advocates who are on call to the emergency rooms of seven hospitals in Manhattan and Queens, including The Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center, which are part of the Mount Sinai Health System. 

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program (SAFE): SAVI’s specially trained medical professionals provide individualized, sensitized, state-of-the-art forensic and medical care to rape and sexual assault victims in Mount Sinai’s ERs.

Takanot Program: Alongside Orthodox Jewish service providers and community, we provide individual counseling and group services to Orthodox Jewish survivors of sex crimes.

Program against Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE): CSE provides advocacy and counseling for commercially sexually exploited youth in Queens, along with intensive case management.

Our Hospitals

Our trained SAVI advocates are available in hospitals across New York City. In Manhattan they cover The Mount Sinai Hospital, along with Harlem, Lenox Hill, and Metropolitan Hospitals. In Queens they cover Mount Sinai Queens, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and Queens Hospital Center.


Mount Sinai’s SAVI program is headed by medical professionals and physicians who are established leaders in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science.

Ann Marie Beddoe, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science
Director of Global Women's Health
Mount Sinai Health System