New Day Shelter's Sexual Assault Victim's Services
Telephone Crisis Line: 718-682-9565, 800-924-4132 & TDD, 24 Hours a Day for Support, Information, Referrals, & Emergency Services.
Supportive Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault.
Supportive Assistance, Information and Referrals for Child Survivors of Sexual Assault
Supportive Counseling and Advocacy for Non-offending Family Members
Medical and Legal Advocacy Program. We provide support during medical exams and procedures, police reporting, investigations, and legal proceedings.
Crime Victim Compensation assistance
Emergency Food and Shelter
Community Information and Education
*These services are designed to enable you to make an informed decision because every victim and every situation is different.
SEXUAL ASSAULT INTERVENTION PROGRAM
There is a great need...for us as a community and as individuals to open our eyes and stop ignoring one of the most prominent expressions of violence and control in our society. Sexual Assault is a degrading, shameful experience and our society has a tendency to blame the victim, making it even more difficult to deal with and recover. Part of NewDayShelter's mission is to provide the necessary options and support, confidentially, to sexual assault victims in order to enable them to recover and take back their lives.
New Day Shelter is committed to providing victims of sexual assault with service they need. We will not shame you or blame you - we will believe you. (Note: Most sexual assault victims are women but men and children are also victims of sexual assault. While this page focuses on women, the information herein can apply to everyone and our services are available to everyone as well. Sexual Assault, including incest, sexual harassment, and rape, is often seen as a "crime of passion," a crime about sex. This is not at all true. Most sexual assaults are planned and the actual motivations behind sexual assault include the need for power and control. Sexual assault perpetrators, or abusers, have a need to exercise power over that which they feel is weaker and inferior to them. Sexual assault can occur to anyone, anywhere, at anytime, but sometimes it can be difficult to recognize if a sexual assault has taken place. The following definitions address different kinds of sexual assault - but if you have any questions about a particular situation, do not hesitate to call the New Day Shelter.
Sexual Rights of everyone
Someone not stopping when you are is indicating that you want them to stop, be it with words, actions or both, is rape.
Just because you had sex with them in the past does not mean you consented to having sex with them whenever they want it.
Just because they are your spouse or significant other does not mean you owe them sex on demand.
If you are drunk or high, your are not able to consent.
The only form of consent, is a verbal, 'YES' from a person legally able to consent.