Domestic violence counseling session. Make the call for help from emotional, mental & physical abuse.

Domestic Violence Counseling & Non-Residential Services

As part of our Compañeras program, our team of highly skilled counselors runs individual and group counseling sessions to help clients process the abuse they have endured or witnessed. Our educational and life-skills workshops run year round, teaching women life skills to become self-sufficient. This program also carries out intensive case management, independent living after-care, children and youth programming, and economic empowerment services for cases that require more extensive work.

How Counseling Works

Step 1
Call our hotline (1-800-664-5880) to speak with a counselor about enrolling in our counseling program. Your registration session will be conducted off-site for security purposes.

Step 2
Once enrolled in our program, you will be assigned your own personal Counselor/Advocate who will sit down with you to create an Individual Service Plan (ISP). The ISP outlines your goals and all the necessary steps to successfully achieve your dreams of independence and economic freedom.

Step 3
Your Counselor/Advocate will not only guide you, she will offer emotional and mental support. That may include accompanying you to such service appointments as legal aid, public benefits, or housing.

We believe every woman has a right to decide how she will live her life—and we support her through every step of the process. This is why VIP staff will collaborate with you on all your needs.  Remember, you are not alone and it is up to you what direction you want to take.

Groups meet at various times, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 5pm. Our sessions are held throughout the New York City area, each focusing on a particular set of topics.

Manhattan Compañeras

  • Women’s Empowerment Series: Integrating Cultural Proficiency and Financial Literacy
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Legal Services Series by Steps to End Family Violence
  • Immigration Remedies
  • Housing Options
  • Health and Wellness Workshops


Queens Compañeras

  • Domestic Violence Support: Dynamics of Abuse
  • Financial Literacy
  • Immigration Remedies
  • Legal Services


Bronx Compañeras

  • Domestic Violence 101
  • Bullying (Children & Youth Services)


Pomonok (Crime Victims Services)    

  • Office of Victims Services compensation claim filing