In an emergency, go to the hospital.
CVTC can help in a crisis. Our state-certified volunteer rape crisis and domestic violence advocates are available to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence who visit our three emergency departments during overnight hours and on weekends, and our specially trained sexual assault forensic examiners (SAFEs) are available 24 hours a day.
Mount Sinai West
58th Street and 10th Avenue
113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Lenox Health Greenwich Village
13th Street and 7th Avenue
For everything else, call CVTC.
We do our best to make sure it's as easy as possible for you to connect with us. We make sure that each person who calls is connected to the healing services they most need and deserve, whether that is here at CVTC or at another organization we can connect you to.
Call (212) 523-4728
When you're ready to make an appointment, give us a call. We're going to ask you for some basic information, and a little bit about what happened.
We'll schedule an intake
Once we have a bit of information, we'll schedule you for an intake appointment with one of our clinicians. Intakes take about 45 minutes, and help us make sure that CVTC is the best place to address all of your needs.
The work begins
Within a week after the intake, you will either begin your work at CVTC, or have been connected to a place to best suit your needs.
All of our services are completely confidential and free of charge.
CVTC can help in a crisis. Our state-certified volunteer rape crisis and domestic violence advocates are available to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence who visit any of our three emergency departments during overnight hours and on weekends. They are trained to provide crisis counseling, criminal justice advocacy, assistance with filing claims for reimbursement with the New York State Office of Victims Services, shelter placement and many other supportive services.
In addition, our specially trained sexual assault forensic examiners (SAFEs) are on call 24 hours a day to the hospitals we serve, where they provide compassionate and comprehensive care to survivors of sexual assault seeking treatment.
CVTC's licensed clinicians are experts in treating people who have suffered interpersonal trauma and violence. We know how to help with the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CVTC therapists can help you process what has happened and create a safe space that will allow you to heal.
CVTC also offers unique and tailored support groups for survivors of violent crime. We offer groups that help you learn about what you've experienced and the symptoms it's caused, as well as groups where you can tell the story of your trauma in a room with supportive people who have experienced similar things. It can be powerful.
“I had been hurting for so long, I thought that's just who I was. Now I know I'm so much more than my abuse.”
Dana k. | Survivor of childhood sexual abuse
Other Healing Services
Through a partnership with CONNECT, we offer the services of a legal advocate to assist survivors of domestic violence with issues related to reporting to the police and/or District Attorney’s Office, court proceedings, obtaining orders of protection, immigration processes and asylum seeking. Partnerships with Manhattan Legal Services and the New York Legal Assistance Group allow us to ensure that all of our clients have access to legal assistance.
CVTC is one of very few programs statewide offering psychiatric evaluation, consultation, treatment and medication supervision for clients suffering from severe symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at no charge.
CVTC is pleased to offer several forms of alternative therapy to our clients. These modalities include meditation, guided imagery, hypnosis, shamanic journey work, art therapy, and others, are offered in conjunction with trauma-focused psychotherapy. In addition to reducing anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of PTSD, this work can be an effective alternative to psychiatric medication.