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From the moment the city shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered 181,000 survivors critical services across our citywide network – in-person and virtually.
Figures below represent our impact at select programs during the COVID year:
Safe Horizon remained fiercely committed to our anti-racism journey, including by advocating for police accountability and calling for an end to systems of oppression.
While risks of harm during isolation surged, our three 24/7 Hotlines, the Domestic Violence Hotline, Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline, and Crime Victims Hotline were at the other end of the line for New Yorkers in crisis around the clock, responding to 113,150 calls.
Across our eight domestic violence shelters, 772 survivors and their 1,080 children slept safely and began their journeys to healing.
When it wasn’t safe to speak on the phone, advocates at SafeChat, our new digital platform, guided survivors to safety and resources through 1,988 digital chat sessions.
Our Crime Victim Assistance Program, which provides information, advocacy, and healing support after a crime, advocated for 33,500 New Yorkers to be seen, heard, and supported as they navigated the justice system.
Even as schools, daycares, and other supports closed, 6,990 children and 3,277 caregivers in a crisis received immediate help at our five Child Advocacy Centers, where children are treated after sexual or severe physical abuse.
Essential workers at our Streetwork Project helped 550 homeless youth access meals, showers, laundry, shelter, and a joyful community, redefining what it means to be “home.”
When the city shut down, Safe Horizon stood up, assisting 5,000 New Yorkers to access orders of protection through courts, law projects, and our whole citywide network.
In a year of trauma and anti-immigrant injustice, our Anti-Trafficking Program supported 253 survivors, and united seven families to start new lives free from exploitation. Our Immigration Law Project provided legal representation for 332 crime victims navigating the immigration justice system, while organizing and advocating for systemic changes.
for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020
The well-being and safety of our clients and staff is always our top priority.