Victim Services

First Step Victim Services Program

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (please call to schedule an appointment)
Location: Chemung and Schuyler Counties
Contact: A Victim Services Advocate at 607.535.2050; Call or text our 24/7 Hotline: 607.742.9629 or email us anytime (please call our offices during regular business hours)

The First Step Victim Services program provides advocacy & referral services to all victims of crime in Chemung and Schuyler Counties, with a strong focus on victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse. You must be an innocent victim of a crime (i.e. domestic violence, sexual assault, robbery, assault, etc.).

Services include:

  • Advocacy & Court Accompaniment
  • Community Education & Referrals
  • Compensation Claims/Benefits (Office of Victim Services Claims)
  • Domestic Violence Counseling & Education
  • Home Visits
  • Relocation Services
  • Safety Planning
  • Assistance with Orders of Protection
  • Emergency and Financial Assistance
  • Empowerment Groups
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 Support Hotline (dial 911 in an emergency)
  • Community Awareness Events & Education

Download our brochure here.

Additional Resources:

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Safe Harbour Program for youth

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (please call to schedule an appointment)
Location: Catholic Charities’ Main Office, 105 Ninth St, Unit 20, Watkins Glen, NY
Contact: 607.535.2050; Call or text our 24/7 Hotline: 607.742.9629

For any youth who has run away, is thinking about running away, or is homeless.
Call or text us today: 607-742-9629.

Safe Harbour Human Trafficking Awareness and Help (Schuyler County)

Safe Harbour Program (Chemung County)

Our Safe Harbour Program provides 24-hour intervention services for any Schuyler County youth, ages 10—24, who is homeless or is at risk of running away from home.

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