Sexual Violence Services

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Herkimer County

Herkimer County Sexual Violence Hotline | 315.866.4120

Oneida County

Oneida County Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline | 315.797.7740

Hotlines are available 24-hours and always completely free and confidential.

YWCA Mohawk Valley is a certified provider of sexual violence crisis services by New York State. We are certified in both residential and non-residential settings. Our services are always confidential, free, and provided regardless of when the abuse occurred or if it was reported.

Our Services Include:

  • Emergency shelter and safe housing for survivors and families fleeing domestic violence
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups for adult survivors of domestic violence
  • Safety planning
  • Survivor advocacy and accompaniment in medical, legal, and law enforcement procedures
  • Information and referrals to outside services (including social services, housing, employment assistance, etc.)
  • Assistance with crime victim compensation
  • Prevention education and outreach initiatives

Advocates Available:

  • YWCA MV main office, 7 Rutger Park in Utica
  • Utica Family Court
  • Rome Family Court
  • Utica Civil Court
  • Rome Civil Court
  • Oneida County Child Advocacy Center
  • Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
  • Rome Police Department
  • Utica Police Department
  • Oneida County Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Campus Advocates for colleges and universities in Herkimer and Oneida counties

Sexual violence means that someone forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Reasons someone might not consent include fear, age, illness, disability, and/or influence of alcohol or other drugs. Anyone can experience sexual violence including: children, teens, adults, and elders. Those who sexually abuse can be acquaintances, family members, trusted individuals, or strangers.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)